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How Travis Kalanick aims to drive Uber's growth in the Gulf region

How Travis Kalanick aims to drive Uber's growth in the Gulf region

In an exclusive interview with Arabian Business, the CEO reveals how he gave 40,000 Saudis jobs, and what makes Dubai the perfect blueprint for the GCC

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How Travis Kalanick aims to drive Uber's growth in the Gulf region
In an exclusive interview with Arabian Business, the CEO reveals how he gave 40,000 Saudis jobs, and what makes Dubai the perfect blueprint for the GCC

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