Egypt president approves law organizing ride-sharing apps

Anthony Khoury, head of Middle East and Africa expansions for Uber, displays the application on a mobile phone during an event to celebrate the official launch of the car-hailing service in Cairo. (Reuters)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a law regulating ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Careem, the official gazette reported on Sunday.

The legislation was passed by parliament in May despite concerns among some lawmakers.

Many Egyptians who complain about taxi services, including drivers who refuse to turn on their meters or their air conditioning during the summer heat, had already switched to ride-sharing apps such as Uber and UAE-based Careem.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52