Abu Dhabi Takes Postal Mail and Parcels to New Heights with Drone Delivery

A Drone logistics Service Is Now on Trial

Emirates Drone. Image by @Emiratespostuae Instagram

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has launched a new service that allows customers to receive their postal mail and parcels by drone. The service is a result of a collaboration between Emirates Post Group, the official postal operator for the UAE, SkyGo, an aerial logistics provider, and Maqta Gateway, the giant digital marketplace.
The drone delivery service aims to provide a faster, more efficient, and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional delivery methods. The drones will carry packages and documents between designated locations in Abu Dhabi, starting with short-range trips and expanding to long-range tests with increased capacity. Customers will be able to use Maqta Gateway’s integrated digital marketplace, Margo, to facilitate online transactions and track their deliveries in real-time.

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The future of logistics
The service is part of Abu Dhabi’s vision to become a global leader in the smart and autonomous vehicle industry, as well as to support the country’s sustainable development goals. Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “As we embark on this next phase of collaboration with SkyGo, we fortify our commitment to enabling advancements within the logistics industry. Building on the success of our trials of short-range and long-range drone deliveries, we are now excited for Emirates Post to begin operating between designated spots in Abu Dhabi. We will closely refine delivery routes and enhance operational efficiency to provide drone delivery services as a commercial offering. This strategic partnership will not only optimize our delivery operations but also drive transformative change in the logistics landscape, aligning with our vision of sustainable, technology-driven growth.”

Signing ceremony. Image by @Emiratespostuae Instagram

Commenting on the agreement, Mohamed Al Dhaheri, Board Member at Skygo, stated: “This partnership represents the future of logistics, blending cutting-edge technologies with efficiency and sustainability. As we soar over the stunning Abu Dhabi skyline, we’re not just delivering goods; we’re delivering a brighter future for this remarkable city and beyond.”

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Together, EPG and SkyGo will identify the demographics of their strategic customers for the commercial offering of drone delivery solutions. The parties will also fortify the drone delivery operations in terms of following all the relevant laws and regulations regarding aviation and drone usage in the country. To increase the efficiency and safety of drone operations, EPG and SkyGo will team up on research and development projects about drone technology.
The UAE prioritizes the development of drone and autonomous technology to drive innovation across industries while promoting sustainability. The launch of the Smart and Autonomous Vehicles Industry (SAVI) in Abu Dhabi exemplifies this commitment and aligns with global initiatives towards achieving zero emissions.

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