Dubci, a new ride-hailing platform from Egypt, is preparing to launch next month. The company has been receiving lots of discussion after their logo was deemed controversial and alleged ties between the platform and the armed forces of Egypt, all of which the company denies.
We don’t have too many details but if the icons on Dubci’s website and its billboards (yes, they’ve already installed some in Cairo) are to be believed, the company will be launching car, bike, boat, bus, mini-bus, and even helicopter ride-hailing services. There’s no official confirmation on that though.
Some previous reports suggested that Dubci will be led by a former Egyptian armed forces spokesperson named Mohamed Samir but he has denied this saying that he will be responsible for company’s human resources. Dubci’s website doesn’t have any details about the founding members of the company.
According to media reports, Dubci will equip the cars with free internet for both riders and drivers and will also install security cameras in them for safety of the riders.
Egypt is a very big market for ride-hailing but almost all the car ride-hailing companies except Uber and Careem that have entered the market including well-funded Ousta and leading European player Taxify (now known as Bolt) have had to shut down eventually.
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