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GCC Ridesharing - Estimating the Market Size

June 17 , 2019

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Executive Summary

What is this report about?
Digital ride sharing platforms such as Uber, Ola in India, and Careem in the Middle East belong to a wider framework of substitutive market innovation that is referred to as the sharing economy. Ride sharing platforms serve as a medium to connect drivers who generally use their personal vehicles with passengers in need of a vehicle at an agreed price. This report examines the ride sharing sector particularly in the context of GCC region and estimates the market size.

Who will benefit and why?
The report will benefit anyone tracking the transportation and sharing industry, and its many players; especially ride sharing companies, banks, regulators and government agencies, FinTech, internet and telecom companies and investors. This report would help these entities to gain in-depth understanding about the industry.

How exhaustive is this report?
We have comprehensively analyzed the different sectors in sharing economy and how it developed over time with insights into the major sharing economy players in the MENA region. The report provides in-depth analysis of the ride sharing market, dominant international and regional players in the industry and the regulatory and policy framework across various countries. We have provided a comparative analysis of regulations overseeing ridesharing companies across prominent economies. Finally, we provide estimates of the ride sharing market in the GCC region.


Key Questions Addressed

  • What is the business model in sharing economy?
  • What are the key sectors disrupted by sharing economy?
  • Who are the prominent international and regional players in the sharing economy?
  • What are the factors that contributed to emergence of ride sharing?
  • What is the estimated market size of ride sharing in GCC?
  • What are the regulatory parameters and challenges concerning the ride sharing industry?

Table of Contents

  • Sharing Economy
  • The Emergence and Growth of Ride Sharing
  • Profiles of Prominent Ridesharing Services in GCC
  • Estimation of GCC Gross Bookings for Ride Share Hailing
  • Regulatory Framework for Ridesharing Platforms
  • Conclusion

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