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.