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Dubai Flying Taxis To Take Off In 2026; DXB To Palm Jumeirah Journeys To Be Slashed To Just 10 Minutes

Dubai shines for its unstoppable development spirit and spectacular construction sites. Now, authorities have declared that they will bring flying Taxis into use in Dubai by 2026. It will give a new platform for short-distance urban travel.

Through the plans, aircraft that can take off from and land vertically would operate like a taxi in the sky to commute passengers to and from desirable locations across the emirate. Mainly lightweight and electric, these aircraft can use the advantage of both helicopters and fixed-wing aeroplanes, but they are much quieter.

Joby Aviation S4 already takes full advantage of its aircraft’s vertical take-off and landing. It has the ability to carry up to four passengers and their luggage. It is equipped with six propellers and four battery packs, enabling it to cover a maximum distance of 161 km.

The RTA of Dubai has revealed that it intends to start sky taxi transit by 2026 between famous sites in Dubai, such as Dubai International Airport, the Downtown area, Dubai Marina, and Palm Jumeirah. With the introduction of air travel, journeys that now take 30-45 minutes by road would be shortened to just a few vehicles.

These areas, like Downtown Dubai , Dubai Marina, and Palm Jumeirah, have seen significant real estate development and population growth. Top luxury properties in Downtown include Baccarat Residences and Mercedes-Benz Places In Dubai Marina , Elite Towers include Ciel Tower and Aeternitas By London Gate . Palm Jumeirah is home to luxury residences like Palm Tower and W Residences. Property values in these prime locations are expected to appreciate further with the flying taxi network.

Initial flying taxi routes are expected to link major business districts and tourist hotspots. For example, a trip from Dubai International Airport to Palm Jumeirah that currently takes 45 minutes by car would require just 10 minutes by flying taxi.

The Agreement was signed ahead of the World Governments Summit (WGS) by RTA with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Joby Aviation (Joby), and Skyports Infrastructure (Skyports).

Officials believe the innovation holds the potential to boost Dubai’s position as a global smart city pioneer. The air taxi network could also complement the growing network of metro lines and offer first/last mile connectivity. The availability of short 30-minute electric aircraft flights may appeal to many residents and visitors.

With an extensive testing phase planned for next year, Dubai is taking big ambitious strides towards revolutionizing mobility with flying vehicles by 2026. If successful, it would put the emirate at the forefront of electric air taxi technology.

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