Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of the futuristic city-state in July.
Mattar al-Tayer, the head of Dubai's roads and transportation agency, made the announcement at the World Government Summit.
The drone - a Chinese-made EHang 184 - is an egg-shaped craft with four legs sticking out, each with two small propellers.
The rider types in a destination on a touchscreen in front of the passenger seat, then the drone would fly there automatically.
The drone, which has a half-an-hour flight time, will be monitored remotely by a control room on the ground.
In May, authorities in Nevada announced they would partner with EHang to test the 184.