Criminals in Dubai ought to be shaking in their boots as police in the United Arab Emirates have introduced a flying motorbike.

A new video shows a Dubai police officer testing out the new hoverbike, which has rotors instead of wheels that allow it to fly.

The hoverbike, capable of flying 4.8 metres above ground, is seen emblazoned with Dubai police emblems as it is tested for the cameras.

The stylised video shows the machine being piloted by a Dubai police officer dressed head-to-toe in black, the MailOnline reported.

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He is seen mounting the hoverbike before it takes off - with considerable force - into the air.

On the fly: The Russian-made hoverbike can fly 4.8m above the ground with a rider, and stay airborne for some 25 minutes. Photo / Hoversurf Official
On the fly: The Russian-made hoverbike can fly 4.8m above the ground with a rider, and stay airborne for some 25 minutes. Photo / Hoversurf Official

The video shows him expertly manoeuvering the flying craft over a carpark, with other Dubai police vehicles in the background.

The hoverbike also doubles as an unmanned drone, and was designed by Russian company Hoversurf.

The flying bike can carry 300kg in weight and fly for up to 25 minutes carrying its rider.
It can rise up to just over 4.8m in the air, and hit speeds of up to 70kmh.

Whosh, whosh, it's the sound of the police: A Dubai officer is seen riding a hoverbike in a new video showcasing the force's latest vehicle. Photo / Hoversurf Official
Whosh, whosh, it's the sound of the police: A Dubai officer is seen riding a hoverbike in a new video showcasing the force's latest vehicle. Photo / Hoversurf Official

An inbuilt safety mechanism limits the maximum speed and altitude of the aircraft in order to prevent accidents.

The hover-bike was unveiled at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) this week.

Dubai police at the expo said it could enable police to get to crime scenes that would otherwise be hard to reach with a car or a motorbike, such as traffic jams.