Careem to offer free WiFi in all UAE cars from mid-July

Careem, the Dubai-based ride hailing app, said it will launch free unlimited WiFi in all its cars from mid-July. The service is a result of a recent partnership with Etisalat and Snapit Digital to provide free, high-speed Wi-Fi to all Careem passengers in the UAE.

The new service that is set to roll out mid-July in all Careem’s vehicles guarantees that personal data of the customers who are connected to the Careem mobile app will not be shared with any third party and log-in is secured.

Adib Samara, head of business development at Careem, said: “Careem is delighted to sign this milestone agreement as it reflects our commitment to provide secure, high-speed communication to all Careem patrons on their journey. This agreement is another vital step forward in making Careem one of the safest and trusted online platforms in the region.”

Dr Mohammed Alketibi and Rajiv Dutta, co-founders of Snapit Digital, added: “Our aim is to exceed customer expectations with free high-capacity internet access for those riding in a Careem vehicle, and deliver 10X experience that re-imagines how customers consume WiFi service while on the move in the UAE.”

Esam Mahmoud, senior vice president, Etisalat SMB, said: “Etisalat has worked closely with Careem and Snapit to ensure superior service and experience for Careem clients. We are committed to support the vision of Careem in Middle East and African regions, and look forward to exploring further opportunities and synergies especially in digital space, leveraging strongly all strengths and capabilities of both.”