Dubai-based Caravan adds more routes across UAE

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Dubai-based mobility tech startup Caravan has expanded their work commute routes, offering door-to-door bus services to the citizens from their homes to their workplaces.

While the initial route extension will focus on Ajman to Business Bay and Dubai to Silicon Oasis to Business Bay, people are already demanding for additional routes across the UAE.

Passengers can now take advantage of a Caravan’s high-quality car lift service which is more friendly, reliable and one of the best in the car lift market in the UAE. Above all, the travel service for passengers is legal, fully licensed, safe, affordable and highly effective.

Mark Hanna, CEO, Caravan said, “For all our routes, we partner with trusted private bus providers, which enables us to take advantage of high-quality buses and best-in-practice operational processes, ensuring commuters’ comfort, health and safety are always looked after, while social distancing requirements are effortlessly adhered to.”

“Our app will be closely monitoring driving behavior and speed, and we have obtained all the necessary legal permissions and official certifications from authorities to operate these routes. We believe that raising the level of service and regulating the process, while keeping rates affordable is key to unlocking this market,” added Mr. Hanna

Passengers can access and choose their routes through the user-friendly technology provided by the Caravan platform, which also improves the use of pre-existing buses already on the road.

The platform optimizes an advanced routing algorithm and uses digitization of the entire process, from reservation to monitoring to payment, which can be done from the comfort zone of passengers.

Every caravan offers an excellent passenger experience, as passengers get guaranteed seats, direct pick-ups and drop-offs, and get rid of unnecessary bus changes or walk to subway stations and bus stops, which eventually contributes a hassle-free journey.

The exciting mobility tech start-up is already preparing to carry out new routes over the coming months with getting ready to shape the new standard for transportation in the UAE, as the team aims to extend the scope of its groundbreaking formalization of informal bus services beyond Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman, and into other emirates very soon, Before expanding across Egypt and the GCC region.

Amr Ramadan, CSO, Caravan said, “Caravan has identified that the Car lift market in the UAE is part of a larger informal transport phenomenon that exists in most emerging markets globally. Fragmented ownership of 14- to 30-seater buses that are privately run has led to a widespread lack of planning, coordination and control in the market. The caravan is perfectly positioned to provide a legitimate and effective solution to such mobility problems”.

He further added, “Our research has shown that the informal transport sector caters to hundreds of millions of people around the world, with an annual spend of hundreds of billions of dollars in emerging cities, which presents the opportunity for Caravan to establish itself as a local market leader, before expanding its operations regionally and subsequently across the globe”.

Through their website, travelers can choose their services.