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Dubai introduces new rules for flying drones

Sarwat Nasir
Filed on April 11, 2017
Dubai introduces new rules for flying drones

(Alamy.com/ae)

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has said the new mandates will come into effect after 40 days as a new law.

All UAE residents and visitors will be required to acquire a license, go through training and prove their ability to fly a drone before operating one.

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has said the new mandates will come into effect after 40 days as a new law. The move is to ensure airport, airplane and passenger safety.

So far, there has been four drone-related incidents that have shut down the Dubai airport. Each minute the airport is closed, it costs the Aviation industry $1 million.

Urgent need to implement drone laws in UAE 

Michael Rudolph, from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, said that no one will be able to take a drone home from the store unless they show that they have acquired a license from the authority.

To get a license, the person will have to go through training, acquire a training completion certificate, prove their ability to fly a drone, go through vetting for security purposes.

The new law will come into effect 40 days from Tuesday.

Get your Dubai drone licence in five steps





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