Use what3words in Careem to say exactly where you want to be picked up and dropped off for a hassle-free ride. No need to give directions!
Frustration-free rides with Careem and what3words
1. Receive a 3 word address
If you’ve received a 3 word address from a friend or found it in a guide or business card, you’re all set to use it in Careem.
2. Enter it into Careem app
Type the 3 word address into Careem, just like a street address. Don’t forget the full stops between the words, for example ///yawned.random.bonus
3. Yalla, let's go!
Get picked up or dropped off exactly where you want.
No need to give directions!
1. Open the what3words app
Enter a street address or area – for your home or office for example – into the search bar.
3. Get the 3 words
Tap to select a square. Its 3 word address will be displayed at the top of the screen. You can now save it, share it with friends, or add it to your email signature.
You can search for 3 word addresses on the free what3words app or at what3words.com
You can receive 3 word addresses from friends that have looked them up or ask them to send you one. You’ll also spot them in travel guides and magazines like DestinationKSA or businesses’, hotels’ or restaurants’ websites.
Dropping a pin on a map might be easier if both people are using the same app, but it’s impossible to describe a pinned location over the phone, write it down, remember it or share it if the other person has no data connection.
what3words isn’t a navigation app like Google Maps, it simply gives a ‘name’ to a location so anyone can use this ‘name’ to find that same exact location again. When it comes to sharing a location, a pin limits you to a link that you have to share online. You won’t have that problem with a 3 word address because you can write it, memorise it or say it over the phone.
Every 3m square in the world already has a 3 word address. If you’ve found a 3 word address, have shared it with a friend to meet you there, and have given it to your Careem driver, you will all get to the exact same location. If people started making up 3 word addresses, things would get very confusing!