Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and Hyperloop One – a company which is reinventing transportation by developing the world’s first Hyperloop – have signed an agreement today for the UAE to become the world’s first location for a new form of high speed transport system that can enable people to travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, a distance of 157 km, in 12 minutes.

Hyperloop is a low-pressure tube through which levitating pods containing both passengers and goods can travel at up to 1,200 km/h.

Hyperloop One today released a teaser of the routes from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, several Hyperports throughout Dubai, and how the interiors and exteriors of the passenger pods will look.