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Careem Now expands to Riyadh


Careem employees are seen at the company headquarters in Dubai. Reuters

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

Careem NOW has expanded its delivery services to Riyadh, with over 100 restaurants and outlets available at launch.

Careem NOW, which is already operational in Jeddah, is Careem’s expansion into the food-delivery market as the company expands its platform beyond ride-hailing.

The launch will initially cover the areas Ash Shuhada, Ghirnatah, Al Izdihar, Al Mughrizat, Al Falah, Al Hamra, Al Yarmuk, Al Taawun, Qurtubah and Al Wadi, but is expanding rapidly across the city to offer deliveries to all areas.

From today, over 100 restaurants and outlets are available to order from in Riyadh, including Hamburgini, Maestro Pizza, Kudu, Applebees, Fuddruckers, Marble Slab, Baskin-Robbins and Jan Burger. More outlets are being added every week, and to mark its launch Careem NOW is offering 50 per cent off (up to 30 SAR) for new customers in Riyadh.

Careem ride-hailing customers will be able to log into the Careem NOW app with their existing Careem credentials. If they have a credit card registered with Careem it will be automatically linked, as will any saved addresses from the Careem ride-hailing app. The Careem NOW app also has a smart reorder feature that enables users to repeat previous orders with one click and follow the arrival of their orders in real time on an interactive map.

Adeeb Warsi, Managing Director of Careem NOW, said, “The people of Riyadh are now able to enjoy the same Careem NOW service that we successfully launched in Jeddah back in December. Only 15 per cent of the food delivery market in our region currently operates via app, but Careem NOW enables users to order from a wide range of restaurants easily and with rapid door-to-door delivery.

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