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Updated September 2023

The UAE appears to never run out of shocks and breakthroughs, from the world’s largest structure to advanced technological innovations. Following the enthusiasm around the potentials of flying car, Dubai’s authorities recently revealed plans to operate the country’s first air taxi.

We have gathered all information you need to experience the new mode of transportation, including its cost, stations and more.

When will Dubai flying taxi be available?

The air taxis are expected to be operational within three years, according to Dubai authorities. Residents and visitors are likely to take an unprecedented air taxi journey by 2026.

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Dubai flying taxi cost

The taxis’ exact rates have not yet been disclosed. According to an RTA officer, the price would be a little high close to the debut. However, when more units are deployed and demand grows, it is projected that the fares would fall to those of standard Uber, making it more accessible to all residents and tourists in Dubai.

Dubai flying taxi stations

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Dubai intends to be the first city in the world to have a fully built network of flying taxi stations, also known as vertiports. Designed by advanced air mobility (AAM) company Skyports Infrastructure, the vertiports will connect Dubai’s most popular locations and transportation hubs. As per the latest announcement, Dubai will have vertiports located in these areas: Dubai International Airport, Downtown Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, and Marina Dubai. These vertiports are expected to be operational in 2026.


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