Chapter 6

Investing in Uber vs investing in Careem

Are you ready to invest in Careem? If you have finally made up your mind about investing in one of the most well know taxi firms in the world then the next section guides you through the entire process. Before we jump to the registration process it is worth noting the following:

Must Haves:

  1. A car, either self owned or bought by a supplier.
  2. Smartphone.
  3. Either drive it yourself or hire a driver.

Three Ways to Join Careem:

  1. If you don’t have a car, you can still drive a Careem provided car.
  2. If you have a car and the time to drive, then you can drive your own car!
  3. If you own a car but don’t have enough time, you can still join Careem as you will be provided with a driver.

First up, you have to register with the firm. Here are a few simple steps that you need to follow:

Submission of car documents

First of all, you need to submit your personal identity documents, including CNIC, original car registration number or bank authority letter in case of leased cars, and utility bills consisting of a home address at the nearest Careem office. Apart from this, it is also important for the car to meet the minimum requirements, which differs according to the service you seek to apply for.

Car Inspection

If you wish to drive for Careem, your car will have to go through a thorough inspection process. The basic requirements on different services include:

Submission of captain’s documents

A driver’s license of the captain, a character certificate which needs to be verified by the police, a photograph with white background need to be submitted at Careem’s office.


This phase involves an extensive training course provided by the firm. The training program includes teaching driving etiquette, rules that the captain should follow on roads, dealing with customers & sensitive topics such as sexual harassment among others.

Training test

Once the required training course is delivered to the driver, Careem then examines the drivers through a small test. The test covers what is already been taught during the course.


Once the test has been passed it takes Careem few days to configure the details of the new driver and the car in its system.

Welcome aboard

When all the formalities have been successfully completed much to the satisfaction of Careem, the driver is good go on the streets of Karachi!