Coronavirus: Delivery apps urge UAE customers to go for ‘contactless delivery’

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

As coronavirus makes its round and diners are wary of setting foot into restaurants and eateries of ......

Saudi Arabia is a market that startups ‘really want to focus on:’ Jack Selby

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Saudi Arabia “is clearly a market that you really want to focus on,” said Jack Selby, ......

Fragmented markets are the ‘biggest challenge’ for MENA startups: Wamda Chairman

Thursday, 23 January 2020

MENA startups “biggest challenge is how do you scale these businesses while markets are very ......

2019: A record-breaking year for startups in MENA

Tuesday, 07 January 2020

2019 was a blockbuster year for startups in the Middle East and North Africa with a total funding of ......

Egypt approves Uber acquisition of Careem with conditions

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Egyptian regulators have approved Uber’s $3.1 billion acquisition of regional rival Careem ......

Ride-hailing market revs up in Egypt

Thursday, 07 November 2019

Competition in Egypt’s ride-hailing and tech-enabled transport market is heating up as rivals ......

Wamda Capital chairman: Uber-Careem deal shows digital economy is here to stay

Sunday, 07 April 2019

The Uber-Careem megadeal has shown that the region is ready for big investments and that the digital ......

Should the government stop the Uber-Careem acquisition deal?

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Omar Al-Ubaydli is a researcher at Derasat, Bahrain. He tweets @omareconomics.


Uber buys rival Careem in $3.1 bln deal to dominate ride-hailing in Middle East

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc. will spend $3.1 billion to acquire Middle East rival ......

Uber to announce deal to buy rival Careem as early as this week: Bloomberg

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Uber Technologies Inc. will announce plans to acquire Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ as early ......

Egypt’s top administrative court lifts ban on Uber, Careem services

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Egypt’s top administrative court on Saturday lifted a ban on operations by ride-hailing ......