VIDEO: 5 ways UAE transportation will change by 2020

Hyperloops will soon connect Dubai-Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi-Al Ain * Half of Dubai taxi fleet to comprise hybrid cars * 7 new metro stations coming up


Big changes are coming: here are five developments that are set to completely revolutionise transportation in the UAE over the next three years.


The world’s first Hyperloop is under way in Dubai. The emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed a multi-billion dollar deal with Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One to build the transport link, which will take travellers from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in as little as 12 minutes.

Dubai expects that vacuum-sealed pods that will run through reduced-pressure tubes at speeds of 1,200 kilometres per hour will be operational by 2020.

Abu Dhabi has also announced its plans to build a hyperloop link to Al Ain, which is located nearly 160 kilometres away from the UAE’s capital. More info