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This summer, Dubai will launch passenger-carrying taxi drones that fly themselves at 1,000 feet, serving as self-flying taxis.
Test flights have already taken place and the drone can carry one passenger weighing up to 220 pounds (15 stone 10 lbs.) and has a 30-minute flight time at a height of 1,000 feet. The passenger uses a touch screen to select a destination. There are no other controls inside the craft. It is “auto-piloted” by a command center. It can power its eight propellers using an electric motor for up to 30 minutes. Recharge time takes only two hours.
The drone’s takeoff, flight, and landing are all monitored by ground control. The drone was specially designed to stand up to Dubai’s punishing summer days and cold nights.
Ehang designed the 184 with a lot of safety systems. If even the slightest thing goes wrong mechanically with the drone, it automatically lands at the nearest safe destination.
The drone also comes equipped with secure computer networks to stop it being hacked.
Opening of Dubai Parks and Resorts
Dubai Parks and Resorts, the new tourism destination made up of three separate theme parks, a water park, a dining and retail district and a Polynesian-themed family hotel covering 30.6 million square feet, officially opened.
The destination includes Legoland Dubai, the Hollywood-inspired Motion gate Dubai and Bollywood Parks, the world’s first Bollywood theme park based on some of its biggest blockbusters. The entire destination is connected by Riverland Dubai.
The inauguration of Dubai Parks and Resorts was attended by more than 1,500 people, including Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa
The latest option for chic young travelers visiting Dubai is the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa. The resort features 117 rooms and suites, as well as 15 ultra-deluxe villas and 63 lifestyle residence units, which await the most discerning world travelers. The 5-star Dubai lifestyle beachfront resort will feature spectacular views over the Arabian Gulf and of the awe-inspiring Dubai skyline, with unique in-room features such as a bespoke entertainment wall, MyBar, mood light system and oversized bathrooms. Some will even benefit from private pools and decks. The resort will offer refined cuisine in its five restaurants and lounges.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai is located on the waterfront of Pearl Jumeirah, allowing guests to enjoy the Arabian Gulf’s blue waters and stunning panoramic views from almost every corner of the property. This exclusive enclave is perfectly placed for accessing Dubai’s spectacular shopping malls and tourist attractions, just 14Km from Dubai International Airport and 7Km from Downtown Dubai.
Opening of Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Hotel
ViceRoy Hotel Management Company has recently announced their stunning Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai set to open 1st of April 2017.
The property is located beachfront on the world’s largest man-made island Palm Jumeirah, overlooking the Arabian Gulf.
The resort will feature 477 luxury guest rooms and suites with spectacular architecture and innovative design headed by Yabu Pushelberg and NAO Taniyama and Associates.
The hotel includes 221 private signature residences located in the identical wings on either side of the main hotel building. The top levels will feature four spectacular penthouses. There are also spacious 4-bedroom beach villas with direct access to a private beach.
The resort includes 10 restaurants including a beach club, patisserie, several cafes, and many dining options including Italian Michelin starred Chef Antonio Mellino and his Quattro Passi Restaurant
Amenities include three outdoor pools and 650 feet of beach front. The large spa and Hamman will include 14 treatment rooms including several open air options.
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