UAE’s 1st drone delivery provider BARQ EV breaks 2 Guinness World Records

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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BARQ EV, UAE’s smart mobility solutions company, broke two Guinness World Records, by executing the longest flight of a drone for the delivery service at 13.584 km, and the longest non-stop return flight for a drone at 18.065 km, which is also one of the longest distances for a drone.

BARQ EV, being the first licensed Drone delivery service provider in the UAE, sees its achievement as a testament to the technical infrastructure of the country, which makes it a center of innovation and provides a launchpad for start-ups specializing in innovation and technology.

Recently, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), launched the Dubai program to enable drone transportation.

The program aims to improve people’s lives by reducing carbon emissions produced by traditional shipping and transportation systems and facilitating the movement of goods and materials. This way, it will contribute to positioning Dubai as one of the smartest cities in the world. 

Mr. Ahmad Al Mazrui and Mr. Abdullah Abu Sheikh, founders of BARQ EV, said that “We are at the very nascent stage of the company, and we have already broken two Guinness World Records. It is an extremely proud moment for all of us. This achievement is proof of our readiness to launch the drone delivery service in the country.”

Both founders highlighted the most recent global trend in developing innovative services in the transportation and logistics sector, which ranked fourth among the most funded industries in the MENA region and recorded a growth of 122 percent in 2021, with several leading companies based in UAE and Egypt.

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