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Middle East’s leading ride service Careem has announced that it is all set to begin operations in Iraq.

Careem works just the same as other ride-hailing majors. Users simply download the mobile app and sign up, this allows users to order rides 24×7. The embedded GPS technology keeps a tab on the real-time location of the commuter as well as the cab, making it easier to pick and drop passengers right at the intended locations.

Not only that, customers will also have flexible payment options to choose from. Depending on their preference, Careem customers can pay using cash, credit card or Careem credit.

Considering Iraq’s physical and population sizes, it is definitely going to play a key role in Careem’s goal of creating one million jobs across the MENA region by the end of 2018.

“Today marks a key milestone for Careem. Iraq is a country with rich heritage and strategic importance for the region. We are determined to overcome local challenges so that we can simplify mobility for Iraqis and create income-generating opportunities for them and their families. Through our presence on the ground, we hope to contribute to the rebuilding of Iraq to its former status as one of the leading nations in the Middle East,” said Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Careem.

Founded in 2012, Careem is currently conducting business in over 90 cities across 13 countries. It has over 500,000 captains (drivers) and serving more than 15 million users in the Middle East, Turkey, and Pakistan.