Apr 27, 2017
Tino Waked says it is this urgent need for jobs that's helping make Uber such a success in Egypt. "What's very different in Egypt compared to anywhere else is the economic opportunity that Uber provides to drivers," he says. Uber's rapid roll-out in Egypt and the huge influx of new drivers has not been without problems either. Traditional taxi drivers who have not migrated to Uber or successful rival ride-sharing apps like regional competitor Careem have been up in arms, staging protests in Cairo's streets over Uber's subsidised fares, and accusing the company of stealing their livelihoods in tough economic times. Tino Waked is optimistic that Uber's success in Egypt and other markets will continue for as long as there is a demand for jobs and an alternative to braving the notorious Cairo traffic.
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