Careem, the UAE-based ride-hailing app, has now brought its unique “Kids” service to Abu Dhabi. The Careem Kids option will be officially available for use from today onwards.    

Launched in Dubai in 2014, Careem Kids is a dedicated car type for passengers travelling with young children. Each car in the Kids fleet comes with a universal car seat that can carry a child of up to 30 kilos in weight. Each Captain on this service is trained in how to safely install and alter the size of the seat.

Ahead of the launch, Careem worked closely with partners Maxi Cosi to carefully select child seats that provide optimal safety and comfort for children on board. Well-known child car seat brand Maxi Cosi provided training and guidance to the Careem Captains on how to best install, adjust sizing and maintain the seats.

In response to the new traffic regulations earlier this month that require all children under four to be in a car seat, Careem issued statements to their customers and Captains advising them that no child under the age of four years would be able to travel without a seat in the future. Parents were advised that Careem Kids can cater for one child under four years and that any additional seats needed should be provided by the passenger. The Captains were asked to enforce the new regulations with immediate effect.

Commenting on the launch, Bassel Al Nahlaoui General Manager Careem, UAE said: “We fully support all new regulations and initiatives that will help keep our little ones safer on the roads. Careem Kids has been a very well received service in Dubai for the past three years and it’s great to be able to offer it to our Abu Dhabi customers. Our partners at Maxi Cosi have provided invaluable insights and training on best practices for installing and altering child seats and it’s great to have such a trusted company on board with us.”