Maiden flight of the world’s first flying taxi in Dubai, the Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT). It’s a vehicle that will be used for the world’s first self-flying taxi service set to be introduced by Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority. The two-seater AAT, capable of transporting people without human intervention or a pilot, has been built by Volocopter, a Germany-based specialist manufacturer of autonomous aerial vehicles. The test flight was held in September 2017. Image Credit:

Dubai: What is the future of transport in the region? On this meandering and discursive episode of the podcast, the team talk about fantasy transportation methods, what kind of transportation the Middle East needs more of, and whether flying cars will ever be a thing.

We discuss questions like: Why are electric scooter rentals illegal? Why is car pooling illegal? When will they build a train between Dubai and Abu Dhabi?

Okay, maybe not flying cars, but what about flying motorcycles? Dubai Police says they are on their way…