It is fair to say that the police in Dubai do like to trial the latest technology and have now taken to testing futuristic hovering motorbikes that are expected to form part of their fleet in the future.
We are already used to seeing police in the Gulf State using Ferraris and Lamborghinis so perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised.
The hovering motorbikes were unveiled at Dubai’s Gitex Technology week and are developed by the Russian manufacturer Hoversurf.
According to the Russians, who released a YouTube video, the bike was put through some rigorous tests and “passed successful tests in extreme conditions – dust and heat.
“This is a special version of the hoverbike for the Dubai police. The uniform of the pilot is also provided by the police,” they said.
The bike, which is electric, is capable of reaching a top speed of 40mph and can currently operate for around 25 minutes carry up to 300kg, the police have said.
The vehicle will help the police travel around the city far quicker, avoiding traffic and therefore enabling them to get to the scene of an accident faster.
It is hoped that the vehicles will make up 25% of Dubai police’s fleet by 2030.