If you were looking for an excuse to ditch the car and cut back on your carbon footprint, Careem has just the thing for you this weekend. To celebrate World Environment Day, the bike hire service, together with the RTA, is giving away free Careem bike rides to Dubai residents on Saturday, June 10.
As part of this offer, you can pick up a Careem bike from one of the 186 docking stations in Dubai. But here’s the kicker – you get to make unlimited trips! There’s a tiny catch to this though. You’ll have to dock the bike back at the racks and select a new one every 45 minutes. Journeys exceeding 45 minutes will be charged.
Here’s how you can get a free Careem bike ride
On Saturday, June 10, log into the Careem app and click on the “BIKE” tab under the “GO” section on the home screen. Then, make sure you choose the “One Day” pass. Use the code “FREE” and bag yourself those free Careem bike rides.
For the next 24 hours, you’ll have access to as many 45-minute journeys as your legs can manage to pedal through. You’ll have to feed in your card details to activate the offer but don’t worry, you won’t be charged. Unless you exceed the 45-minute limit on a journey. An additional AED 10 will be charged for every extra 30 minutes of pedal time.
Are these electric bikes?
You’ll be alright if leg day at the gym isn’t your strong suit. All Careem Bikes have electric motors that are pedal-assisted. So, once you get pedalling the motors will pick up on the momentum and you’ll be zipping along, the wind in your hair.
Locations of Careem Bike docking stations in the city
With docking stations winding through the city at strategic points such as City Walk, Business Bay, Dubai Media City, Karama, Al Mankhool and Kite Beach, these bicycle rides are a great way to explore the city.
In fact, use them to check out this special bicycle-only tunnel that opened in Meydan. Or use the bicycles to get from one-weekend activity to the other mentioned in this list of amazing this to do in Dubai this weekend.
Whatever you decide to do, have a wheelie good time!
Download the Careem app from Apple Store, Google Play, or via direct Android download