Dubai, the city of innovation and luxury, is set to take its transportation system to the next level with the introduction of flying taxis.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has approved the design and location for the air taxis in the city.
“Today, we approved the designs of flying taxi stations in Dubai which will operate within three years,” Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid tweeted.
The announcement was made ahead of the World Government Summit in Dubai.
Dubai Air Taxis will initially fly from four locations:
- DXB airport
- Palm Jumeirah
Dubai air taxi
The theoretical top speeds of the flying taxis have been estimated to reach 300kmph, with the ability to cover a flying distance of 241km.
With the capability to accommodate four passengers and a pilot, the upcoming flying taxis in Dubai are designed to be emissions-free, a significant milestone in reducing environmental pollution.
Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has joined forces with global aviation specialists Skyports Infrastructure and Joby Aviation to bring the futuristic air taxi project to life.
Dubai’s highly anticipated electric vehicle take-off and landing machines, also known as eVTOLs, are set to take to the skies in 2026.
With this futuristic addition to its transportation network, Dubai is once again pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and cementing its status as a global leader in innovation and technology.