When I came to Riyadh the first time, 3 years ago, I was the most courageous among my female friends because I was taking a taxi! Expats are so afraid here, never I had a problem while taking a taxi. Of course, two things I always do, cover my hair (so much better not to draw lot of attention) and I always have my phone with google maps so that the driver don’t make detours.
But I am glad, today, transportation and moving around got so much easier for us, ladies in Riyadh, there have been many mobile applications that helps with that.
This application which works only with taxi drivers. You can order a taxi, the nearest taxi will come and pick you up. They are a bit more expensive than normal taxis.
This application also works with taxi drivers like easy taxi. You can order a taxi, the nearest taxi will come and pick you up. They are a bit more expensive than normal taxis.
With Uber, you can choose the type of car you like whether it is a sedan car, 4×4 or a luxurious car. There prices are reasonable especial for a small car. Of course, the price is higher when you choose a luxurious car. Also, you can set your destination and even check the approximate fee that you will pay.
I can say that Careem and Uber are quite the same. They are the best here in Riyadh. Careem works exactly like Uber with everything about checking the price and choosing the type of your car.
A rating at the end of your ride to guarantee your satisfaction is something good. I called Careem twice to give them feedback. Both of the times, I hanged up quite happy with their response.
Android: https: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.careem.acma&hl=en
For security, the number of the car, brand and color is always given in those application. So when your car arrives, you’ll receive a message or a notification on your phone. Then when you go in the street, you’ll know which car is going to drive you. nice, uh?
Of course, you can always have a private driver but if you don’t have one. Those mobile applications are so helpful to move more easily in Riyadh! Enjoy!