Hover taxis will be launched in the oil rich city in July, with the machines able to fly at an altitude of 300 metres and up to 100 kilometres per hour.
The autonomous vehicle has been dubbed the Ehang 184 and will be operated by passengers who simply have to enter their destination once they enter the flying taxi, and let the machine do the rest.
The machine was built by Chinese manufacturers Ehang which specialises in drones and was recently shown at several tech fairs, including CES 2016.
The driverless taxi
Director general of the Dubai Road and Transport Authority, Mattar al-Tayer, said: "The autonomous aerial vehicle exhibited at the World Government Summit is not just a model.
"We have already experimented [with] the vehicle in a flight in [the] Dubai sky.”
How the flying drones might look
He added that the city is "making every effort to start the operation of the autonomous aerial vehicle in July 2017”.
Ehang co-founder Derrick Xiong told Forbes: "Passengers don't need to learn how to fly it, they don't need get to a pilot's license.
The flying taxis will launch in July
"They just need to press a button and then it vertically takes off, flies from point A to point B, and lands."
The machine has a fail safe mechanism, so if there is even the slightest fault, it will find the nearest safe space to land.
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It is powered by eight propellors and can support a maximum weight of 100 kilograms.
However, journey times are limited to half an hour with an eight hour recharge period.