The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is gearing up to make history by hosting the world’s first-ever flying car racing event. With ambitious plans in motion, the UAE aims to lead the way in showcasing the latest technologies.
Maca Flight introduced its hydrogen-powered flying racing car earlier this year at CES 2023, showcasing a host of remarkable features. According to Christian Piña, CEO of Mecha Flight, a hydrogen-fueled aircraft manufacturer in the UAE. The company is set on organizing a flying racing championship by the end of 2025, potentially in Dubai or other locations across the UAE. Expressing interest in the project, neighboring countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain have also shown enthusiasm for participation.
The flying cars, priced at $2 Million (7.34 million dirhams), are designed for a single passenger and have the capability to fly at an altitude of 4 to 5 meters above the ground. Remarkably, these futuristic vehicles boast a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour.
“If everything goes fine, then we should be able to put together a flying racing car championship by the end of 2025. The first race might be here in Dubai or the UAE. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain have also shown interest in the project,” said Pineau.
As the world eagerly awaits these momentous occasions, the UAE’s forward-thinking approach solidifies its position as a global leader in embracing cutting-edge technologies.