As part of a scheme to deploy over 3,000 e-bikes across Dubai, RTA’s bike rental service has doubled to 1,750 bikes, making it the first completely pedal-assisted docked bike-share initiative in the world.
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E-scooters arrive at Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai Internet City, 2nd of December St, Al-Rigga, and Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai.
Gheed El Makkoui, General Manager of Careem UAE, details the current safety measures implemented across Careem’s ride-hailing services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both Hala and Careem will be launching in a pilot phase in Ras Al Khaimah until a larger ride-hailing fleet of taxis and limos is introduced across the Emirate in mid-August 2020.
Careem will operate a total of 1,750 bicycles and 175 stations during the first two years of the contract, which will rise in the next five years to 3,500 bikes and 350 stations.
The bikes will be connected to GPS using solar powered bicycle stations, and the Careem Bike application will provide the leasing and payment system for users, with different membership types available.
The Middle East's largest ride-sharing business Careem will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uber following a deal worth more than $3 billion.