Careem's First Female Driver Has Been Selected As One Of The 20,000 Other Hopefuls

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Enaam Gazi Al Aswad has been announced as the first selected Careem female driver in the Kingdom, reports Arab News. 'Captainah' Enaam's is ready to take on the streets by June 24, once the ban is lifted off by the royal decree.

In an earlier announcement, the car-hailing app says it plans to hire 20,000 female drivers in the Kingdom in the next four years. 

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Eman was selected as the first 'captainah' from 3,000 women 

Al Aswad was the first selection to become a 'captainah' or the female version of Careem's 'captains' (what it refers to its drivers). The 43-year-old was taught to drive in her native home in Syria and has obtained her license from there. However, she hopes to attain the Saudi licence after completing the 10-hour driving tuition under the recently updated laws. According to Arab News, Al Aswad has already received all formal training necessary for every Careem captain prior to hopping onboard the company. 

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