At this point we’re pretty much on a first-name basis with every Careem driver, and while it’s always nice to make friends, the cost of constant cab rides adds up. Thankfully, Careem has teamed up with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority to give you a cheaper way to get around town – and to help you exercise.
The new bike-sharing system, which you can use through the Careem Bike app, allows Dubai residents to hire one of the 1,750 bikes from 175 solar-powered docking stations located in Dubai Marina, Jumeirah, Deira, Al Khawaneej and Al Qudra among others. Not only is it a great way to avoid traffic and see the city, but it’ll come in handy for those that live slightly over walking distance from their closest metro and bus stops.
Pick a bike up from anywhere in the city, and all you have to do is return it to the bicycle rack closest to your destination when you’re done. Careem aims to install a total of 350 docking stations and have 3,500 bikes available in the next five years, and while we don’t know when it’ll begin, we’re excited to try it when it does!