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UAE: Soon, flying taxis will make the 30-minute trip from Abu Dhabi to Dubai possible.

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The future of transportation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is poised for a revolutionary leap with the advent of flying taxis, set to dramatically reduce travel time between Abu Dhabi and Dubai to just 30 minutes. Industry experts have hailed this development as a significant milestone in urban mobility, placing the UAE at the forefront of innovation in transportation. Joby Aviation, a leading US-based company specializing in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, is spearheading this transformative initiative, aiming to commence air taxi operations by 2025 or early 2026.

During the DRIFTx event at Yas Marina Circuit, a Joby Aviation executive revealed plans for their eVTOL aircraft to shuttle passengers between Abu Dhabi and Dubai within the aforementioned timeframe. JoeBen Bevirt, CEO of Joby Aviation, commended the UAE's proactive approach in infrastructure development and certification of autonomous aircraft, emphasizing the country's commitment to safety and noise mitigation.

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In a notable collaboration, Joby Aviation secured an agreement with Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) in February, paving the way for the launch of air taxi services in the Emirate by early 2026. Additionally, companies like Archer Aviation and Falcon Aviation are actively engaged in developing vertiport infrastructure to support air taxi operations in key locations across Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Archer Aviation, in particular, announced plans to accelerate commercial air taxi operations in the UAE through a framework agreement with Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO). This collaboration encompasses vertiport construction, operational facilitation, and local manufacturing of Archer's Midnight aircraft. Notably, ADIO is committed to fostering Emirati talent through workforce development programs and the establishment of Archer's international headquarters and center of excellence in Abu Dhabi.

Adam Goldstein, founder and CEO of Archer Aviation, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with Abu Dhabi, foreseeing it as a significant catalyst for launching electric air taxi services in the UAE as early as late 2025. The agreement underscores the mutual commitment to advancing sustainable transportation solutions and bolstering the UAE's position as a global hub for innovation in mobility.

At the DRIFTx event, attendees were treated to a glimpse of the future of transportation, with displays featuring Automated Rapid Transit (ART), self-driving taxis, and driverless minibusses. Visitors had the opportunity to witness sea, air, and land demonstrations showcasing various innovative solutions in action. Leading global companies showcased prototypes of flying taxis, autonomous vehicles, drones, and cutting-edge systems, offering a compelling vision of the transportation landscape of tomorrow.

From real-time streaming demos of driving on the streets of South Korea to interactive exhibits highlighting the latest advancements in mobility technology, DRIFTx served as a platform for industry leaders to showcase their innovative prowess and collaborate towards shaping a more efficient, sustainable, and interconnected transportation ecosystem in the UAE and beyond.

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