Dubai government to launch taxi venture with Uber rival Careem

Careem. Photo: Bloomberg

Dubai’s transport regulator is to launch a new taxi service with Careem, a ride-hailing rival to Uber in the Middle East.

The emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the deal was the first in the world between a state transport authority and a private sector ride-hailing service, which have sometimes had testy relations with governments.

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