Uber buys its biggest rival in the Middle East

28 Mar
Uber acquires Middle East ridesharing firm CareemBy buying its largest rival in the Middle East, Uber on Tuesday became the dominant ride-share service in some of the world's busiest and fastest-growing cities. Uber said that it will buy former rival Careem in a move that willcost the U.S. ridesharing company $3.1 billion. For Uber, it's a step toward global growth and it saw the Careem brand as...

Dubai’s new “smart” license plates can communicate with onlookers

15 Apr
Dubai to test digital license platesNew license plate technology being put to the test in Dubai could benefit drivers but not be too helpful to car thieves. Among their myriad high-tech features, the plates can flash the word “stolen” in lieu of a registration number to quickly notify authorities. The digital plates go by the name of Tag 2 Connect and will be put to the...

Uber looks beyond cars in Middle East

15 Dec
Concept drawing for Uber Elevate flying taxi serviceThe idea of using an app to hail a bus might not be as sexy as summoning a flying taxi in Dubai or Dallas, but for Uber, it might be a path to profitability. As a means of beating traffic in ways no car possibly could, the company has begun utilizing alternate modes of transportation in Cairo. If the experiment is successful, the expansion could...