The Man Who Brought Ride-sharing to the Middle East


Careem, the fast-growing, car-hailing app, is the Middle East’s only ‘unicorn’ – a private tech company worth more than $1bn. Abdulla Elyas, co-founder of Careem, talks to host Afshin Molavi about the company, its future, and his own entrepreneurial highs and lows. He also offers tips for aspiring entrepreneurs in the region.

In the second segment of the show, emerge85 collaborator Kerning Cultures offers a reported segment on the social mobility and rise of the Filipino middle class in Dubai.

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