Rania and Zaina Kannan

Founders of Charicycles

What we do

We run a custom designed bicycle company called Charicycles. To reduce waste, we salvage bicycle frames from Japanese landfills and give them a new lease of life. Every Charicycle sold contributes to donating a bicycle for children in refugee camps around the MENA region.

Our milestone moment

A major moment was the first time we saw a random Charicycle on the street.  We were sitting in a Careem at the traffic light in Dubai Marina and looked up to see someone commuting on a Mint Macaroon Charicycle. We teared up!

Up next

We are trying to create more awareness about upcycling through running workshops on how to upcycle different things like bicycles, glass bottles, and clothes. But our next big thing is creating an electric version of our Charicycles and entering the EU market.