Dubai’s Careem unveils First Female ‘Captainah’ in Saudi Arabia

Dubai's Careem unveils First Female 'Captainah' in Saudi Arabia

The Dubai based firm Careem has revealed its first female driver in Saudi Arabia as they allowed women to drive from June 25.

Enaam Gazi Al-Aswad was selected as the first “captainah” from among around 3,000 women.

She said, “It is wonderful to think that after all this time we will have the freedom to drive. It will help all of us build the future together in accordance with the Vision 2030 strategy.”

She learned to drive in Syria and has a driving license from that country now she expects to be able to obtain a Saudi license when she has completed 10 hours of driving tuition under the new laws. She has received all the necessary training from Careem.

The co-founder and CEO of Careem, Mudassir Sheikh said that he expects new business to make up for any short-term fall-off in revenues when women are able to take to the roads themselves.