Dubai's Careem announces launch of operations in Iraq

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SOURCE: Arabian Business - Dubai's Careem announces launch of operations in Iraq

Ride-hailing service Careem has launched its services the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

Through flexible payment options – including cash, credit card, or Careem credit – residents will be able to avoid of the service rides 24/7 via the app that uses GPS technology to ensure accurate pick-ups.

Careem, which operates in more than 90 cities across more than 13 countries, plans to expand in more cities across Iraq in the near future.

With 15 million users and 500,000 drivers, Careem said the Baghdad operation will employ locals, helping the Dubai-based firm to move towards its goal of creating one million jobs across the Middle East and North Africa by 2018.

“Today marks a key milestone for Careem. Iraq is a country with rich heritage and strategic importance for the region,” said co-founder & CEO of Careem, Mudassir Sheikha.