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Dubai is on course to adopt futuristic mobility solutions like Hyperloop, autonomous transport and flying taxis, said a top RTA official at the opening session of the UITP Mena Transport Congress and Exhibition on Monday.

Speaking at the inaugural session of the Congress, Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said that Dubai will continue to expand its already sprawling public transport network, employing latest technologies and innovation.

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The third edition of the Congress was inaugurated by Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

Canadian urban planning expert and international thought leader Brent Toderian made the keynote presentation at the opening session, acknowledging the achievements of Dubai and pointing at the direction the city can take to further grow as a smart city.

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“Dubai has made a remarkable progress over the last ten years in developing infrastructure and mass transit system and now it is time to build a truly multi-modal city that contributes to the happines and wellbeing of its citizens,” said Toderian.

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He added the being a smart city is not just about impressive new technology, true smart cities are built by getting the fundamentals of city-building right.

The Congress and exhibition will be held until a April 25, attracting 70 speakers from 21 countries addressing various sessions, while the accompanying exhibition features exhibitors from 17 countries