Tesla is expected to officially launch its operations in Dubai next week, and who better to make the announcement than the co-founder and CEO of the Premium Electric Sedans and SUV manufacturer, Elon Musk himself.

The announcement is expected to happen at the Armani Hotel on the 13th of February. 

In the run-up to the occasion, the Tesla website has already started offering job opportunities in Dubai, calling for talents of all sorts.

Musk is in the emirate to attend the World Government Summit, a global platform for innovative and creative minds.

But, seeing all the news on the Dubai Hyperloop, we can't help but wonder... Could Musk have another exciting announcement up his sleeve?

Musk first thought up the Hyperloop in 2013, a high-speed train that  could potentially reach speeds of 1,280 kph. It made headlines back then only to reemerge in August of 2016, with the possibility of the very first Hyperloop happening in Dubai.

CEO of Hyperloop One, the company in charge of developing Musk's open-source technology, Rob Lloyd, said, "[Dubai's] got the infrastructure, regulatory movement and kind of capital in place needed to build it already."

It wasn't long after that the extremely fast train started to become a more widely accepted notion the world over especially after a global challenge was launched.  

Participants were encouraged to propose various comprehensive commercial, transport, economic and policy case for their cities, regions or countries to potentially host the first hyperloop networks.  

Imagine how much easier traveling would be if the world adopted the system. In the Gulf alone it could mean getting to your destination in a matter of minutes rather than hours. 

A Dubai to Riyadh trip would take 48 minutes, Dubai to Abu Dhabi would take 12 minutes, Dubai to Doha would take 23 minutes and Dubai to Muscat would take 27 minutes. 

Around the world in 80 days? Try 80 minutes.