We’re already so dependent on Careem and now their new service is making us more dependent on them.
Ramadan is a time when people from Jeddah visit Makkah by the droves. Finding parking in Makkah becomes a hassle as thousands visit Makkah on a daily basis to perform Umrah and pray the Taraweeh prayers.
Now, Careem has come up with a pretty good solution to save us from all the hassle.
According to the Saudi Gazette, the bus service by Careem has already started between Jeddah and Makkah and they are charging SAR 25 for a one-way trip.
Following our successful launch in Egypt last year, we’ve now expanded our operations of #CareemBUS in KSA with a direct service between Jeddah and Mecca!
— Careem (@careem) May 14, 2019
The buses are actually small as they can just seat 13 passengers at a time.
This isn’t Careem’s first bus service, they already run bus services in Cairo. To use the service you have to download the Careem Bus app and then choose your pick up and drop location.
At the moment the service is cash-only.