Home   »   Dubai Launches World's First Air Taxi...

Dubai Launches World’s First Air Taxi Service at World Government Summit 2024

At the World Government Summit 2024, Dubai has unveiled groundbreaking agreements to introduce the world’s inaugural air taxi service, setting a new standard in urban transportation. This initiative, centered around the innovative Joby Aviation S4 aircraft, promises to revolutionize Dubai’s cityscape with its electric-powered, environmentally friendly design.

Key Features of the Joby Aviation S4

  • Capacity: Designed to comfortably accommodate four passengers and a pilot.
  • Propulsion: Equipped with six propellers powered by four battery packs.
  • Range: Boasts a maximum range of 161 km and a top speed of 321 km per hour.
  • Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL): Ideal for urban settings, minimizing space requirements and noise pollution.
  • Sustainability: Zero operating emissions and swift recharge between flights.

Benefits of the Air Taxi Project

  • Reduced noise levels and enhanced passenger convenience.
  • Sustainable and eco-friendly urban mobility solutions.
  • Seamless integration into Dubai’s urban landscape.
  • Commencement of operations slated for 2026, marking a significant milestone in Dubai’s urban mobility transformation.

UAE Signs Key Agreements on Investments and Taxation

Alongside the air taxi initiative, the UAE, represented by the Ministry of Finance, has inked crucial agreements at the World Government Summit 2024, focusing on investment encouragement, taxation, and international cooperation.

Investment and Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements

  • Signed agreements with Kuwait, Bahrain, and Egypt, aimed at fostering investment protection and avoiding double taxation.
  • Strengthening economic ties and promoting cross-border investment flows.

Renewal Agreement with the World Bank Group

  • Second renewal agreement for payable advisory services with the World Bank Group.
  • Facilitates technical support services agreements between federal and local entities in the UAE.
  • Enhances collaboration with international organizations to leverage technical expertise for national development initiatives.

Dubai Launches World's First Air Taxi Service at World Government Summit 2024_4.1

Dubai Launches World's First Air Taxi Service at World Government Summit 2024_5.1