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Skyports’ Dubai Vertiport Design Approved

Skyports’ Dubai Vertiport Design Approved

Skyports Infrastructure’s vertiport design has been approved in Dubai. The announcement was made during the 2023 World Government Summit.

The proposal was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president, prime minister, and minister of defense of the United Arab Emirates, as well as the ruler of Dubai.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Skyports Infrastructure and Joby Aviation presented the vertiports development proposal at a closed presentation before the summit. The plan is expected to be launched by 2026 in four sites near Dubai International Airport, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Downtown and Dubai Marina, which are all densely populated areas in the business hub.

“We are honored to have received such strong endorsement of our Dubai vertiport vision from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed. The appetite for technology innovation and infrastructure expansion in Dubai makes it a hugely promising environment for the launch of advanced air mobility,” said Duncan Walker, CEO, Skyports.

The Public Transport Agency of RTA says the vision fits in the Dubai Self-Driving Transport Strategy which aims to roll out sustainable and driverless transportation in the city.

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