Flying taxis in Dubai; travel time from Dubai International Airport to Palm Jumeirah will be reduced to just ten minutes
In accordance with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), flying taxis are scheduled to begin operations in Dubai by the year 2026. With the implementation of a commercial, city-wide electric aerial taxi service and vertiport network, Dubai is on track to become the first city in the world to accomplish this feat.
An agreement to launch an aerial taxi service in Dubai by the year 2026 was signed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, along with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority. All three individuals were present at the process.
Flying taxis in Dubai
The agreement was signed by RTA with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Joby Aviation (Joby), the world leader in aerial taxi development, and Skyports Infrastructure (Skyports), the leading vertiport infrastructure provider for the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry. The signing of the agreement took place prior to the World Governments Summit (WGS).
In addition, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who was joined by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, examined the Joby Aviation S4 Aerial taxi, which is expected to begin commercial operations in the year 2026.
This project is a component of the future mobility projects that the RTA is working on, with the intention of offering transportation services to both inhabitants of Dubai and tourists to the city.
It was Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, who provided Sheikh Mohammed with an update on the status of the aerial taxi operations.
The cutting-edge technology utilized by this forward-thinking transportation service makes it possible for users to travel around in metropolitan areas in a manner that is both secure and effective.
The objective of the effort is to integrate into the public transportation network in Dubai.
Without compromising safety or security, the Joby Aviation S4 is able to seat a total of four passengers in addition to the pilot.