Taxis’ are inexpensive and often the most convenient form of transportation in Jordan. The white-painted "service taxis" ride are a shared service and usually have fixed routes. Private yellow taxis’ are the most common, and can and are easily accessible from outside larger hotels, or hailed in the street. Taxis have metres, but these are not always used after 11pm, so it is advisable to agree on the cost beforehand. Taxi drivers are friendly, know the city well, and usually speak English. It is considered appropriate for a woman to sit in the back of the taxi. Tipping isn't compulsory, but change is often limited so don’t be surprised if you’re shorted about 200 fils (20 piasters).
Pro-Tip: If drivers try to quote you a price before riding, ask them for the “Addad”, this should save you a few dinars.
Bonus Pro-Tip: Refrain from slamming the drivers’ door shut.
Careem Jordan launched its services in Jordan in 2015, and is the first smart application ride-hailing service in the Kingdom to obtain full operational licensing while operating in the capital Amman, Irbid, Zarqa, Madaba and Salt, with plans to expand its services across other Jordanian Governorates.
Careem Key Features and Services
● Careem provides customers with the convenience of a “Now” or “Later” option, allowing customers to book a car on demand or in advance. In addition, the repeat function makes it easy to schedule multiple future rides.
● Customers can track the captain from the moment they are on the way, and until they drop you off. In addition, you can share your ETA to let friends and family know where you are on your journey.
● Payment options are easy and convenient; customers can choose to either pay in cash, via credit card, or with Careem credits. In addition, in an event of the Captain not having change, the excess cash can be added directly to your Wallet as credit for future rides.
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