Trial of Uber driver accused of attempting to kidnap Habiba Al-Shamaa starts April 15

Wed, 27 Mar 2024 - 07:01 GMT

President of Cairo Appeal Court, Counselor Mohamed Amer Gado, has set a session for next April 15 to begin the trial of Uber driver Mahmoud Hashem, 34 years old, who is accused of attempting to kidnap Habiba el Shamaa - widely-known as al Shorouk Girl.

Habiba Al-Shamaa, girl who jumped out of Uber car in al Shorouk city announced dead

Thu, 14 Mar 2024 - 05:12 GMT

Habiba Al-Shamaa, the girl known in media as “al Shorouk Girl,” announced dead after her health condition deteriorated, Thursday.

Sisi checks on health of girl knocked unconscious after jumping out of Uber car out of fear of being abducted

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 - 07:37 GMT

An eyewitness informed the police that he observed the girl opening the backdoor of the car and jumping out. Prior to losing consciousness, she reportedly informed the eyewitness that the driver attempted to abduct and assault her. Since February 21, Habiba has remained unconscious, with a cognitive ability rated at 3 out of 15 due to a brain hemorrhage.

Social media support for Uber captain fired for accompanying son in her rides

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 - 11:04 GMT

A female Uber captain has received much sympathy on social media after being fired from the ride-hailing company for accompanying her three-year old son during work.

Over 31M riders in MENA taken Uber's trips during 2021: Infographic

Sun, 30 Jan 2022 - 10:50 GMT

Since Uber’s launch in MENA, over 31 million riders have taken trips, and drivers have always been there to support, with 703,000 drivers in Egypt, 530,000 drivers in Saudi Arabia and 18,000 drivers in the UAE making a trip since launch using the Uber app.

In Numbers: How Uber Bus is navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 02:49 GMT

The company revealed that, despite the challenges, it was able to grow its routes network 4x in one year by connecting central Cairo with outskirts like Helwan, Al Shorouk, Sheikh Zayed, and Hadayek El Ahram.

Uber partners with Unilever to provide hygiene kits, in-car separators to drivers

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 - 08:33 GMT

As part of the partnership, Uber and Unilever will be providing in-car separators for vehicles which are highly active on Uber’s platform.

Uber launches Connect in Egypt to transport and deliver packages

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 - 12:09 GMT

Egypt is the first country to roll out the product in MENA to support locals as the country coexists with the virus.

Uber launches its intercity bus service in Egypt

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 - 02:44 GMT

The launch comes as part of Uber’s continuous efforts to adapt its technology to build a wide range of products that meet the needs of local markets.

Uber launches safety measures, new on-trip protocol as Egypt coexists with COVID-19

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 - 10:16 GMT

According to the ride hailing company, it is taking unprecedented actions to help everyone who uses its app stay safe and healthy while on trip.

Egypt is the largest market for Uber in Africa: Uber VP

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 - 02:06 GMT

They expressed in a meeting with Minister of International Cooperation Rania al-Mashat their desire to increase fruitful cooperation with the Egyptian Government.

Uber, Careem join forces to deliver exceptional outcomes for Egypt

Sun, 29 Dec 2019 - 12:28 GMT

Uber'sspokesperson stated thatUberwelcomedthe Egyptian Competition Authority's decision to approve Uber's pending acquisition of Careem.

Uber expands Bus service across Egypt, exports it to 2 countries

Sun, 24 Nov 2019 - 03:24 GMT

“We are deeply gratified to hear the President’s appreciation for Uber’s social and economic impact," GM of Uber Middle East and Africa Anthony Le Roux said.

Ride-hailing market revs up in Egypt

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 - 10:18 GMT

The biggest players are Careem and Uber, which had its IPO in May and posted a wider third-quarter loss on Monday as it tries to outspend competitors.

Egyptian transport start-up Swvl targets expansion in Africa, Asia

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 06:09 GMT

Egyptian transport technology start-up Swvl will expand into two cities in Pakistan in the next two weeks.

The answer to Uber's profit challenge? It may lie in its trove of data

Thu, 09 May 2019 - 09:44 GMT

To Wall Street, it may not matter much. The company’s growth rate slowed to 2.3% in the fourth quarter over the previous quarter, which makes its annual loss of more than $3 billion all the more worrisome.

ECA receives formal communication of Uber-Careem acquisition

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 12:18 GMT

Both parties will not implement the agreement until ECA renders a final decision.

Kingdom Holding receives SAR1.25B from Uber-Careem deal

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 - 01:58 GMT

The company would receive SAR 565 million in cash, as well as the acquisition of convertible bonds at Uber for SAR 685 million.

Uber acquires Careem for $3.1B

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 - 09:12 GMT

The transaction is expected to close in Q1 2020.

Egypt's top administrative court lifts ban on Uber, Careem services

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 - 12:04 GMT

Egypt's top administrative court on Saturday lifted a ban on operations by ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem.