The Jet 'flying boat' will use cutting-edge technology to travel across water at 40 knots

The Jet, the world’s first hydrogen-powered hydrofoil, is to be manufactured in Dubai as the emirate continues to attract innovative technology companies.

The Jet ZeroEmission, a Switzerland-based start-up, signed an agreement with the UAE’s Zenith Marine Services and Dwyn to manufacture and operate what it says is the first clean energy, hydrogen-powered “flying boat”, the Dubai Media Office said on Sunday.

“The announcement reflects Dubai’s leading position as a global hub for future industries,” the media office said.

“Dubai’s robust infrastructure and supportive investment environment has made it an ideal launchpad for innovative companies to reach their global ambitions.”

The Jet features cutting-edge technologies, making it capable of flying in silence over the waters at a cruising speed of 40 knots. Dubai Media Office

“We look forward to meeting with those interested in this amazing flying boat at the 28th International Climate Summit … that will be hosted in the UAE,” Mr Thebault said.

Clean and renewable energy and Future industries are at the front and centre of Dubai’s and the UAE’s strategic priorities.

Dubai has become an international destination for developing clean and renewable energy.

The emirate has a Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and aims to produce 75 per cent of its energy requirements from clean sources by 2050.

The strategy is also aimed at making Dubai a centre for the green economy built on the pillars of infrastructure, legislation, funding, building capacities, skills, and an environmentally friendly energy mix, according to the media office.