Careem looks to launch e-scooter rentals in Abu Dhabi

The company is in talks with transport authorities after recently buying bike company Cyacle

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 1, 2019.  Genesis Martinez, owner of an e-scooter at Dubai.   
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Section:  NA
Reporter:  Haneen Dajani
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Careem is in talks to run one of Abu Dhabi's first e-scooter rental services after the capital legalised the leasing of the vehicles.

The ride-share company - which was bought by Uber for more than $3 billion this year - said it sees two-wheel devices as the future of "micro-mobility".

"We have been interested in the micro-mobility space for a very long time," Bassel Al Nahlaoui, managing director of Careem in the Gulf, told The National.

“Careem acquired Cyacle, an Ab