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Modest changes made to controversial user data article in Uber, Careem law

A joint committee of the Egyptian Parliament applied amendments regarding some disputed articles of a bill to regulate the operations of ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem, local media reported on Tuesday. The committees of transportation, communication, national security, and economic affairs approved in principle a law submitted by the cabinet on the regulation of passenger …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Egypt’s Urgent Affairs Court nullifies verdict banning Uber, Careem

The Egyptian Court of Urgent Affairs nullified on Saturday the Supreme Administrative Court ruling suspending operations of the ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem inside the country. The Administrative Court ordered on 20 March the suspension of operations of US-based Uber and UAE-based Careem after 42 taxi drivers sought a year ago to shut down the …

Fatma Lotfi

3 articles disrupt parliament’s passage of ride-hailing apps law

Parliament’s transportation, economic affairs, national security, and communication committees all approved the bill presented by the cabinet on Thursday to regulate ride-hailing smartphone applications, which targets, mainly, companies such as Uber and Careem. Yet, three articles hindered the final approval. This came after a meeting that lasted for five hours at the Egyptian Parliament’s headquarters …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian court bans ride-hailing apps Uber, Careem

Egypt’s Administrative Court issued a verdict on Tuesday to bar ride-hailing services Uber and Careem from operating in the country, saying they violate Egyptian law. The court verdict will go into effect immediately, but it can be appealed before Egypt’s Higher Administrative Court. Careem, on their official Facebook page, said that the company has not …

Mohamed Samir

150,000 drivers joined Uber Egypt in 2017 

“If you want to improve your income, join Uber,” is the slogan of Uber Egypt. Driving most of the day in Egypt is exhausting. However, many Egyptians found that joining Uber as drivers alongside their basic jobs is the easiest way to improve their income, whether they have their own cars or not. The company …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Uber, MAC partner up to provide incentives to Uber drivers 

Uber signed a partnership with Al Mansour Automotive Company (MAC) to provide special benefits and facilities to Uber drivers. As part of the new partnership, drivers will be able to purchase Chevorlet Optra Comfort 2017 for EGP 195,000 instead of EGP 210,000, in addition to a 20% discount on spare parts and a 15% discount …

Daily News Egypt

Vesba competes with Uber, Careem in smart transportation

Vesba, a new smart transportation app, has recently emerged and entered the competition of smart transportation of individuals. The app relies on providing a service that can navigate through the Cairo traffic and bring the time of trips down. Vesba app relies on using Vespas instead of cars. The service costs less than Uber and …

Daily News Egypt

Uber raises tariff after fuel price hikes

The ride-hailing company, Uber, has decided to amend its tariff, following the hike in fuel prices at the end of June. According to the new prices, the basic fare was increased to EGP 6 for UberX and EGP 7 for Uber Select. The company also increased the tariff per km to EGP 1.85 for UberX …

Daily News Egypt

Traffic Congestion during night in Cairo, hinders cab drivers from making enough money to cover their families’ expenses (DNE/Hassan Ibrahim)

Egyptians’ work attitude from the perspective of Uber & Careem

“I will reach you in just a few minutes,” a driver of one of the new transportation application companies told me recently—which concluded in my being picked up half an hour later. The dilemma of such applications is that most of the drivers don’t take into account the fact that the application technology determines their …

Mohammed Nosseir