From today, Careem Muscat customers will be able to book the “GO+” car type on the Careem app to order an on-demand taxi.

Careem will handle all elements of the service, from matching the customer to their ride, to dispatching taxis, to customer service, payment and marketing. The new service offers on-demand rides that are priced in line with the regular local taxis

The launch of this new service completes Careem’s footprint across the GCC and we are now the only ride-hailing operator to offer a service across all six GCC countries. It’s now the 15th country overall in which Careem operates.

This new service will be priced in line with general Marhaba Taxi rates in Oman and no additional fees will be applied, with OMR1.25 as the starting rate for fares. Careem’s platform provides transparent pricing for customers and Captains, helping to bring about a new standardisation of taxi fares in Muscat.

Having briefly launched a service in May 2017, Careem was asked by the Government of Oman to reconsider their operating model and focus first on working with licensed taxis. Now in partnership with Marhaba Taxi this new Careem service will cater to Muscat’s 1.5 million population as well as visitors to the city.

Careem Muscat is the only ride hailing company in Oman and plans to roll out full services across the country covering all major cities on the country. Today’s announcement marks the start of Careem’s commitment to work closely with the Government of Oman to bring products and services to the country that enhance ground transportation options and increase employment opportunities.