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A model of the EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle is displayed at the World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah on February 13, 2017. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Dubai is set to launch a drone that can carry people beginning from July, Matter al-Tayer, head of the city’s Roads and Transportation Agency, announced at the World Government Summit.

Al-Tayer said that the drones have been inspected and certified by the nation’s civil aviation authority.

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According to reports, the vehicle can carry one passenger weighing up to 100kg (220lbs).

It was also gathered that passenger can select a destination on a touch screen but there are no other controls inside the craft.

The drone can travel up to 50 kilometers and can travel at a top speed of 100 miles (160km) per hour.

The craft, Ehang 184, was manufactured in China.