Riyadh — Careem, the Dubai-based company recently acquired by Uber Technologies Inc. for $3.1 billion, started a bus service between Jeddah and Makkah for 25 riyals ($6.7) each way, Careem said in a statement..
It will start with 13-seat buses.
Careem has also branched out into food and package deliveries, scheduled rides as well as credit transfers.
Careem launched its bus service with Cairo as the first city of operations.
The fleet of busses are air conditioned and trips are booked through an app ensuring that every user is guaranteed a seat.
The service is currently cash only, but soon passengers will be able to pay via the Careem wallet on the app.
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