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Dubai: One month after Uber announced an increase in its base fares, Careem has followed in its competitor’s footsteps. 

Careem, the Dubai-based ride-hailing app, announced that the starting fare for its economy service will now vary on the time of day, and can range from Dh5.4 to Dh6.7.  

The rate during peak hours was raised from Dh8 to Dh10.6, and the moving fare/km also increased from Dh2.24 to Dh2.38.

“For Careem Kids users, our pricing is reduced with the introduction of a surcharge, but more affordable overall fare," said Careem in a statement.

The new fares were implemented on May 7, 2018.

"They will be reflected in the fare estimate as well as in the detailed receipt that you receive at the end of your ride," said Careem.

Careem’s economy service 


The current fare structure

Starting fare: Dh8

Minimum fare: Dh16.5

Moving fare/km: Dh2.24

Waiting fare/hour: Dh58.4

Excluding booking fee


The new fare structure

Starting fare: Dh5.4/6.7/10.6 depending on time of day

Minimum fare: Dh15

Moving fare/km: Dh2.38

Waiting fare/hour: Dh51.5

Excluding booking fee