Driverless hover-taxi makes first ‘concept’ flight in Dubai

Dubai has edged closer to its goal of launching a pioneering hover-taxi service, with the authorities announcing a successful "concept" flight was made on Monday without passengers. Safety features for the two-seater air taxi include emergency parachutes ... ( read original story ...)

UAE to build Dh500m Mars Scientific City

Abu Dhabi: The UAE on Tuesday revealed plans to build a city called Mars Scientific City, a Dh500 million project that will simulate life on Mars. The announcement was made on the first day of the annual government meetings in Abu Dhabi. The Mars ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai tests drone taxi service

Dubai has conducted its first test of a drone taxi service that it hopes will become a viable transportation system in the city. The two-seater, 18-rotor unmanned vehicle took off for a five-minute flight above a strip of sand on the Gulf coast. The flight ... ( read original story ...)

New strategy to help Dubai’s hottest urban areas beat the heat

Dubai: Dubai Municipality is developing a climate adaptation strategy to reduce the temperature in the emirate’s hottest urban areas. In a press release issued on Tuesday, Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality, said the strategy ... ( read original story ...)

Sharjah charity pays off debts of 22 prisoners

Sharjah: The Sharjah Charity Association donated Dh742,451 to Sharjah Punitive and Rehabilitation Establishments to settle the debts of 22 prisoners. The donation aims to release the prisoners, who were each sentenced to different jail terms for financial ... ( read original story ...)

Chief Minister seeks investment from Sharjah

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his Cabinet colleagues have requested visiting Sharjah ruler Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi to implement a housing scheme for Keralites in Sharjah. At an interaction with the ruler at Raj Bhavan on Monday, Mr.Vijayan and ... ( read original story ...)

Watch: Bus catches fire in Dubai Marina

Hope all ok.— Dawn Metcalfe (@PDSiDXB) September 26, 2017 According to eyewitnesses, the incident took place at around 7.20am near La Riviera Tower in Dubai Marina, along Mersa Street. @gulf_news Bus on Fire in Dubai Marina. ( read original story ...)

Watch: Dubai tests world’s first self-flying taxi

Michael Rudolph, Head, Aviation Regulations and Safety, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, was on hand for the special flight and told Gulf News shortly afterward that the test flight was a world first in the history of aviation. “This is a something that ... ( read original story ...)