By Staff writer
Car booking company links up with UAE telecoms provider
Car booking app Careem has announced a partnership with Etisalat as part of its Careem Wallet payment platform.
Careem Wallet allows customers to pay for car rides using Etisalat's Reward points or choose to earn Etisalat Reward points as they use Careem services.
The partnership sees Etisalat become the first partner to integrate into the Careem Wallet platform.
Khaled ElKhouly, Etisalat’s chief consumer officer, said: "We are excited to offer our rewards members an innovative means to earn and burn Etisalat Reward points in partnership with Careem.
“Now our members can enjoy free rides by simply redeeming their accumulated reward points or earn more reward points every time they are on-board a Careem. This is yet another endeavour from us to provide enhanced value to our customers for being with Etisalat."
Selim Turki, product market fit director, Careem, said the company is delighted to have Etisalat on board as one of its key partners.
"Both Careem and Etisalat are on the same page when it comes to understanding the need for innovative new products that meet the unique needs of the consumer," Turki said.
To use the service, customers should visit the “Wallet” screen in the Careem app, look for Etisalat on the top-up section and use their phone number to log into their Etisalat account. This will allow them to access their total Etisalat Rewards points, which can be completely or partially redeemed into Careem credits. To earn Etisalat rewards points, click on Etisalat on the “Earn rewards” button and enjoy accumulating points with every Careem ride.
"Introducing Careem Wallet is a great step into innovative payment solutions and goes beyond providing passenger with safe and reliable transportation services. Careem is introducing a new regional payment platform which will revolutionise payment schemes in the region," said Turki.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.