Careem Launches in Islamabad

After Lahore and Karachi, Careem is soft launching its services in Islamabad today to become the first 360 degrees on-demand cab service of the capital city.

Careem service will be available in Islamabad through its app, phone and website, starting today (March 28th, 2016) 2PM.

Just in case if you don’t know, Careem is an affordable yet comfortable cab service that can be requested at your door-step through Careem App, website or through a helpline number.

Launched in Pakistan during late 2015, Careem serves in 26 cities across the region from Dubai to Riyadh, Morocco to Doha, Karachi to Lahore and now in Islamabad.

You can use Careem for your daily commute options within the city any time of the day. Careem also provides Airport Pick & Drop options for the customers, thus making the commute to the airport hassle free. Careem offers fare waiver for Airport pickups if ride is late by more than five minutes.

Not to mention, this is a soft launch and Careem is reportedly planning to do a media event with proper launch with-in few days, for which details haven’t been disclosed as of yet.

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Careem Rides in Lahore

In our conversation with MD Careem, Junaid Iqbal, he said “We are very excited to launch this service for the Residents of Islamabad who can now benefit from hassle free transportation across town at very economical rates. The car shall be available to them within minutes at the touch of a button and ensure safe & secure commute. Over the coming days, we plan to aggressively expand our services in Islamabad & Rawalpindi to cater to the growing transportation needs of the city.”

With Careem in Islamabad, you can pay cash or add your debit/credit card into your account pay seamlessly without involving any cash.

How to Book Careem Rides

As mentioned above, you can book Careem rides 24/7

  • Through Careem Android or iOS app
  • or Through Careem Wesbite
  • or Careem Helpline (number for Islamabad to be announced later)

Coverage Areas in Islamabad

Sources at Careem have disclosed that they shall be catering to all the sectors of Islamabad at the moment and Airport.

Rawalpindi is currently not included but service will be extended to residents of Rawalpindi very soon.

Careem Rates

The rates for Careem are the same as in Lahore & Karachi, which are as follows:

  • NOW Booking: (Basic: Rs.150) + (Per Km fare: Rs. 25 / Km) + (Waiting: Rs. 4 / Min)
  • LATER Booking: (Basic: Rs.350) + (Per Km fare: Rs. 25 / Km) + (Waiting: Rs. 4 / Min)

Note: Careem defines wait time as time when the car is traveling less than 16 km/h

Fixed-time bookings (Later Booking) need to be made at least 1 hour before the pickup. The bookings are confirmed instantly for a punctual, reliable, and comfortable ride.

NOW bookings do not have any advance booking requirements. When you request a car NOW, Careem will dispatch the closest available car and let you know how long it will take for the car to reach you. If it is going to take longer than you can afford to wait, you can Cancel the booking within the first 2 minutes without any charge.

Promo Code for Islamabad

With the launch, Careem is offering 12KMs of ride for Rs. 100 only. More details are as following:

  • Enter Promo Code: ISB
  • Any ride less than 12KMs will be charged at Rs. 100 flat
  • This promotion is valid till April 15th, 2016
  • One user can avail maximum of two rides with the promo code

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • usama

    Uber is cheap but I have to say careem have professional and well trained driver compared to uber.I think it will take some time for uber to establish.

    • malik rashid nazir

      aslam.oalikum boss i am rashid candidate no 004

  • HarrySidd

    Its great so see these Services coming to isb (soon twin cities) ..

    • zackeatsyourcookies

      Broo have you used Uber or Careem yet ? what are the fares from let’s say G 13 to Centaurus ?

  • Abid Hussain

    Waiting: Rs. 4 / Min .. and Careem defines wait time as time when the car is traveling less than 16 km/h

    So If I’m stuck in a traffic jam. I’ve to pay for that? … well that’s not cool at all.

    • But Uber always charges 3.7/km for the distance travelled. However my experience is very good with careem as well as uber. Uber is cheaper & Careem captains are well mannered and trained as well.

    • Ryzvonusef

      Even regular taxi people often refuse to go to “rush” areas, because it’s more profitable to make two quick trips than wasting time in one. this to compensate for that

  • Salim Ullah

    what is their contact number?

  • Khurram Mahmood

    Please people stop using Uber, It’s American based company sucking out revenues from Pakistan economy on the other hand Careem is Dubai based and two of the directors out of total three are Muslims.

    • zackeatsyourcookies

      Why the discrimination bro ? as long as they are offering you good services it doesn’t even matter. it’s not like you’ll get any of the revenue from both Careem or Uber. that kinda thinking is negative.

  • Saheef Ahmad

    Salaam, I have used your service once and enjoyed it, I request the careem to include British Homes in their coverage area. When we enter the location the software doesn’t recognize it. There are lot of people in this area complaining about it. Secondly I want to give my car to careem pool but couldn’t find any information on this. Need to know the terms & conditions for renting out my car to careem, or a contact number to talk to someone in their office.

  • Nouman malik

    Hi i want to join creem with my own car.. my number is 03455487012.
    Waiting for your reply and instruction

    • N.U.Hassan

      Assalam o Allakium.I have Honda City car 2006 Model.I want it to be registered with Creem Car Service.Could you please explain procedure as well as anticipated monthly income once, i hire driver at my end.My mobile no is 03005249169

  • Qureshi Jan

    Ik

  • syed

    what is ur ph no ?

    • rajab ali

      Hi bro i need this job driving and own my car plz procedure guide and office contect number.

  • Faisal Mukhtar

    I wanna my car to give on rent in careem company could u plz send me contact no for details