We all know that Dubai is the city of the future, and with flying taxis set to take to the skies before the end of the year, it seems that there's no limit to what's possible in the Emirate.
It's not just flying taxis that will be invading UAE airspace, though, as a Dubai-based company has just partnered with an American firm to make drone deliveries in the city.
Eniverse Technologies (the Dubai company) and Skycart, which is based in San Francisco, have teamed up and will soon start approaching businesses to make drone delivery in Dubai a reality.
With the capacity to carry packages that weigh up to five kilos, the drones will begin delivering small items--such as takeaway, groceries, and home-items-- to select communities in Dubai in 2018. The plan is to expand across the city over the next few years. Initially, people living in Emirates Hills, The Meadows, The Springs, The Greens, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim will be able to use the drone delivery service.
The company, Space Autonomous Drones is looking to collaborate with businesses such as Emirates Post, Souq, DHL, Amazon, UPS, Aramex, and Alibab Group. Space Autonomous Drones "will introduce one of the world's most advanced, sophisticated technologies to the skies above the UAE, which will lead to an outstanding transformation in the logistics and delivery industry," a statement from the company reads.
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