Last week I had a quick business trip to Dubai and needed a taxi to take me to the airport. So I downloaded Careem, the app apologized it wasn’t available in Kuwait which was weird, so then I downloaded Easy Taxi, which said the same thing. Left me frustrated and I had to go through the old school method of finding a Taxi ad somewhere and calling them up.
I asked around and did some research, turns out the government have banned all Taxi apps from Kuwait, it’s always sad to see things go backwards in this country. Instead of finding a mutual method with guidelines where normal taxis and taxi apps can coexist, we instead just ban one of them and let the other work normally.
Update: One of the readers pointed app that two apps still work for her, Q8Taxi and Q8 Grand Limo. They’re either working because they’re doing it illegally, or they are a taxi company with an application, rather than just an application that aggregates 3rd parties to work for them.