Careem has started back the services in Muscat, Oman after a partner deal with the local taxi firm, the Middle Eastern ride-hailing giant said on Monday.
Careem faced similar issues like Uber with local regulatory authorities and taxi firms, Careem launched it services in Oman in 2017 which it had to shut down soon after launching because regulators pushed the company to work with licensed taxis.
The company has now contracted with Marhaba Taxi firm to get their Taxi drivers on board, Marhaba drivers will now be registered on Careem app first, the company said in a statement.
However, the trips booked using app would be charged the same fare as taxis, and careem would handle the service such as payments and customer services. This is not the first time Careem faced these types of issues.
The company has already resumed services in Palestinian city Ramallah in March after matching their prices with local metered taxis, the company first started working with taxi drivers first as part of an agreement with Palestinian transport ministry.
The company said it will soon introduce all of its services in all major cities of Oman after the agreement with Marhaba Taxi, Careem is the only ride-hailing company which has the presence in all 6 gulf Arab states and Uber is the major rival for Careem in the region.