Is there Uber in Hurghada
Uber and Careem in Hurghada Egypt
In this Article: How to Use Uber and Careem in Egypt? My experiences and advice on using Uber in Hurghada, Egypt.
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Uber and Careem both work in Egypt. Careem is an Arabic version of Uber. Both offer taxi services with the same user interface. To use Uber and Careem, you need to download an application on your smartphone. In short, you use these applications to order a taxi.
What is Uber and how does it work in Egypt? People use their own cars as taxis and get orders through these apps. Service works with the app, which is installed on a smartphone and downloaded from the app - or play loading. The application uses your location. In other words, through the application, you order a taxi to your location using your mobile phone.
Both applications require an internet connection to work. If you do not have an Egyptian SIM card with an internet connection installed on your mobile phone, do not use the application outside of the WI-FI connection. Otherwise, it can become very expensive for you. To read more about mobile internet connections, click here.
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The app checks your location and sends a car straight to your location if you will. A car can also be ordered elsewhere. After you've set up your pickup location and destination, the app will give you the approximate cost of the trip.
This is a very good feature, and in the end there won't be any big surprises for a customer. You can also see on the map when there are cars available near you and how far they are from your location.
After an app finds a car for you, it will give you more details about it: registration number; Car type; Driver's name and number.
Most cars only have a registration number in Arabic numbers, so it is a little difficult to check the registration number if you are unfamiliar with Arabic letters. So, pay attention to other details or learn Arabic numbers.
Note! Some drivers prefer to call before leaving. Usually, they call to say they are coming in a few minutes or ask where exactly are coming. Both apps also use GPS, with some drivers asking for details and directions to the destination. This can become a problem if you are unfamiliar with the city.
Next: My Uber experience in Egypt
My Uber and Careem experiences in Egypt
I used Uber a lot, mostly in Hurghada. It works most of the time and it has good discounts.
Last week, I tried to order a taxi from Over at 11am a day and didn't understand. No cars were available at this time of day. It could also have been a problem with the app. Later in the evening and in the afternoon the availability was much better and the cars came quickly.
The last time I used Uber was visiting the Hurghada Grand Aquarium. It's not in the city center, but not completely out of town either. Took 7 minutes to get Uber taxi there.
If you need a car quickly and don't want to take a taxi off the street, Uber and Careem are your best options. For private car companies, it will take longer to send a car for you.
Read more: Private car companies, ABC taxi
I also used Careem to see how it works.
Up until now, my experiences with Careem have only been positive. Even in the morning, cars came, very quickly. Yesterday morning I didn't have time to put my shoes on, and a car was already in front of my house.
Careem works like Uber, but from my experience, it's easier to get a car for Careem. I didn't notice a huge difference between the prices.
Both of them have good discounts and promotions going on all the time. That means that I have saved a lot of money by using both Uber and Careem. Free Ride From Careem, -50% Off From Uber, You Name It.
Compared to orange taxis and other private car companies, Careem and Uber have cheaper fares. 5km drive costs around 20-25 Egyptian pounds (the.) At the moment. And with discounts, it's really cheap!
Read more: How to use taxis in Hurghada
Why use Uber and Careem?
Uber and Careem are the cheapest and easiest way to move around the city without microbuses (more about the microbuses here).You can get a car quickly and you don't have to struggle on prices. At the end of the ride, the application will tell you how much it costs. Careem will even send you a receipt email.
You will receive a driver at the end of the ride to evaluate. I hope that encourages this driver to behave professionally. You can also report a driver through the application (app) in case you run into problems.
All of my trips have been fine with no problem, but unfortunately, bad people can exist among these drivers too.
For your own safety, women should never sit in the front seat when traveling alone in a taxi.
Sitting in the front seat can send the wrong message to a driver and it can lead to sexual harassment. It is for this reason that you should always sit back in Egypt.
But like I said, I haven't had any problems with Uber or Careem drivers.
If I choose to use one Private car company via Careem or Uber, it's because I'm traveling with a baby. I've noticed that the private car companies (ABC Taxi, Fawry Taxi and so on) have a little better and newer cars (most of them are, not all) compared to Uber and Careem.
When traveling with a baby, I prefer the safest way to move.
I use Careem & Uber because, in my opinion, they are safe, cheap and easy to use. In the end, it's up to you if you want to use them or not.
Keep moving and enjoy your rides;
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