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Careem is in talks with Saudi Arabia to increase the number of drivers

Careem is in talks with Saudi Arabia to increase the number of drivers

Careem said it is in talks with Saudi officials to reduce restrictions, such as those limiting the number of drivers, which have resulted in long flight wait times.

In recent years, the Kingdom has limited the work of taxi drivers to residents.

The kingdom also imposed extra taxes, limited the sorts of cars that could be used, and swamped businesses with massive tax debts.

According to the CEO of Karim Mudassir Sheikha, the Dubai-based company is unable to attract a sufficient number of drivers to meet demand in the Kingdom due to these restrictions, but he is optimistic that a solution will be found soon.

On Thursday, he told reporters, “We are having a constructive discussion…to explore how these limits might be lifted to achieve the correct amount of supply.”

He said that reducing limits on who may operate as a driver, the sorts of cars that can be utilized, and pricing and taxes are all being discussed with the Kingdom’s authorities.

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