50 KEY UAE BRANDS
Mon 30 Apr 2018 11:29 AM
Careem

Headquarters Dubai

Sector Transportation

The ride-hailing service has rapidly grown into one of the region’s most successful companies, evolving into a transportation network company. It was co-founded by former McKinsey & Company management consultants Mudassir Sheikha and Magnus Olsson, before Abdulla Elyas joined in 2012 after the pair acquired his Saudi-based home delivery firm Enwani.

In April, Careem also acquired RoundMenu to begin trialling food delivery services through the online restaurant and reservation platform. In July, the firm also took a majority stake in a Cairo-based tech start-up that connects customers with private buses.