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Hi folks,

I am traveling through Dubai & Abu Dhabi in december and ws hopig to get some footage of the amazing architecture & scenary etc but having read through numerous articles online, I am still not quite clear on the do's & dont's. Also how to appy for permissions & register etc.
Have any of you been that could posibly advise?
Many thanks,

Jackson


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I would be very careful there.   Or in any place in the middle east.
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ALABAMA Posted at 2017-11-1 14:13
I would be very careful there.   Or in any place in the middle east.

Aloha ImProVision,

     Ditto on what ALABAMA wrote!  They do not mess around there or anywhere else in the Middle East.

Aloha and Drone On!
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Saw waayyy too much very bad stuff in the area.  Thankful to he HERE in AMERICA.
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Don't listen to the fear mongers:   http://whatson.ae/dubai/2017/04/drone-in-dubai-new-rules/   Just follow the rules!
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OK, then why don't you take yours to fly in Iraq, or even better, Syria.
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dronist Posted at 2017-11-1 15:33
Don't listen to the fear mongers:   http://whatson.ae/dubai/2017/04/drone-in-dubai-new-rules/   Just follow the rules!

Interesting article. Also interesting that it appears that you can fly over the World islands, but not the Palm islands (there's a few docos on the making of them btw - its amazing...).

Regardless, I travelled from Australia to Germany via Dubai recently. I wanted to take one of my drones, but after researching I decided not to. It isn't so much the rules, it's the airport security guard's convenient interpretation of them. So it isn't really a matter of whether drones are allowed to be brought in, it's whether you want to take the risk of having the drone - or possibly just the batteries - confiscated and never returned...
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I guess it depends on who you are, and what you fly.
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Or




He got a Life Time Pass...


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-1 16:45
I guess it depends on who you are, and what you fly.
.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oueStI3Z2I

Well, if you're flying a Boeing A380, Emirates park so many there that no-one would notice another one...  ;-)
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Punchbuggy Posted at 2017-11-1 18:17
Well, if you're flying a Boeing A380, Emirates park so many there that no-one would notice another one...  ;-)

Tareq from UAE, is the Son of an actual oil baron.

Surely a couple of those Boeing jets belong to his wealthy family and entourage.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQbJ4XyeYoLxbvG-0n5o0ow

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Hi Jackson, had replied your another post, and also hope other users give you some tips.
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Drone laws here are kinda confusing. Abu Dhabi prohibits drones with cameras. They let you register a drone with a camera though, and there is even a checkbox for this during the registration process. Dubai isn't much better, saying to not fly above public or private property(?!).
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If you're out in the desert no one will care though. If you buzz the Sheikh's palace, expect to be hauled away though.
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Punchbuggy Posted at 2017-11-1 16:42
Interesting article. Also interesting that it appears that you can fly over the World islands, but not the Palm islands (there's a few docos on the making of them btw - its amazing...).

Regardless, I travelled from Australia to Germany via Dubai recently. I wanted to take one of my drones, but after researching I decided not to. It isn't so much the rules, it's the airport security guard's convenient interpretation of them. So it isn't really a matter of whether drones are allowed to be brought in, it's whether you want to take the risk of having the drone - or possibly just the batteries - confiscated and never returned...

Hey Punchy, Longtime mate.

Yes, you can fly but you have to register your flight course. I have been there couples of times with the MP with no problem. Beautiful country, beautiful people and gorgeous beaches.

It goes for any country, just follow the law like any other country or you end up in nowhere land.

My son is going there in 2 weeks for an Internship for a month and he is taking the SPARK with him.



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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-1 16:45
I guess it depends on who you are, and what you fly.
.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oueStI3Z2I

As always... quick and to the point.
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dronist Posted at 2017-11-3 20:33
As always... quick and to the point.

it can be fun to respond with speed and accuracy.

But you already knew this. Haha

& thanks for the voice of confidence. I appreciate any accolades.

Bit coins accepted. Chuckles
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dronist Posted at 2017-11-3 20:32
Hey Punchy, Longtime mate.

Yes, you can fly but you have to register your flight course. I have been there couples of times with the MP with no problem. Beautiful county and beautiful people and gorgeous beaches.

Hey Dronist. Sounds very cool (no pun intended) for your son. I hope it works out well for him there. I only  flew in and out each way, but I've heard how beautiful the desert can be.
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Punchbuggy Posted at 2017-11-3 23:26
Hey Dronist. Sounds very cool (no pun intended) for your son. I hope it works out well for him there. I only  flew in and out each way, but I've heard how beautiful the desert can be.

That was nice of you, to say.

Good for you...


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-3 21:08
it can be fun to respond with speed and accuracy.

But you already knew this. Haha

Now you'r getting too fancy!
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As punchbuggy said airport security has been a problem for others before you, I would advise you contact them and see if you can find out is it ok to bring your drone into Dubai, I’m sure as dronist has posted it will be ok, but it always pays to be ahead of the game.
Good luck.
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dronist Posted at 2017-11-4 11:41
Now you'r getting too fancy!

Yeah, I'm fancy pants, a regular dapper Dan... Haha

I was Just saying thanks for his being upstanding and polite. Good stuff.

How Are you?


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-4 12:04
Yeah, I'm fancy pants, a regular dapper Dan... Haha

I was Just saying thanks for his being upstanding and polite. Good stuff.

Punchy is one of the good MATE. He is always courteous.

I am good man how about you?. Am expanding the business overseas so am traveling a lot back and forth but it is fun.

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Punchbuggy Posted at 2017-11-3 23:26
Hey Dronist. Sounds very cool (no pun intended) for your son. I hope it works out well for him there. I only  flew in and out each way, but I've heard how beautiful the desert can be.

Thx Punchy! He is very excited, especially looking forward to the indoor skiing in the desert since he will be missing the ski season in the US.

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dronist Posted at 2017-11-4 14:16
Punchy is one of the good MATE. He is always courteous.

I am good man how about you?. Am expanding the business overseas so am traveling a lot back and forth but it is fun.

Sounds good to me... ;-)
I do my best, but not everyday. Ha
Here's something for your son, and the boy in all of us... (Mostly all, sorry ladies)
Enjoy the artificial snow.


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-4 14:27
Sounds good to me... ;-)
I do my best, but not everyday. Ha
Here's something for your son, and the boy in all of us... (Mostly all, sorry ladies)

Yup...that's what he said.. going straight from the airport to the mall to ski...
Next day he is going sand surfing in the desert.  

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dronist Posted at 2017-11-4 14:32
Yup...that's what he said.. going straight from the airport to the mall to ski...
Next day he is going sand surfing in the desert.

Hopefully the videos are enough to keep his attention, before you arrive there.

Have fun, and safe travels.

Send me a camel? Haha


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ALABAMA Posted at 2017-11-1 16:04
OK, then why don't you take yours to fly in Iraq, or even better, Syria.

He specifically said "DUBAI & ABU-DHABI"  
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ALABAMA Posted at 2017-11-1 16:04
OK, then why don't you take yours to fly in Iraq, or even better, Syria.

Why would anyone in their right mind, wish to go to a war torn, terrorist laden, nasty place, as those, to fly?

Unless you are of that native heritage from there, or a diplomatic individual, with armed personal.

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I hear hotel management & room service is a real pleasantry though. Hahaha



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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-4 14:58
Why would anyone in their right mind, wish to go to a war torn, terrorist laden, nasty place, as those, to fly?

Unless you are of that native heritage from there, or a diplomatic individual, with armed personal.

Oh dude you crack me up

Maybe we should open a similar service center in Alabama
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dronist Posted at 2017-11-4 18:04
Oh dude you crack me up

Maybe we should open a similar service center in Alabama

Yes, well you're a regular Cracker Jack anyways, ain't you, Sir!? Haha

I'll tell you what, you open the 'centre' and I will send you the real snow. Chuckles

We have plenty of it, and it only arrived last week, so it's still clean and fresh.


How many bushels will you require? Hahaha

Frank Zappa said it best, "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow"!! hehe

You know, "where the huskies go"? Wicked grin


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-4 18:13
Yes, well you're a regular Cracker Jack anyways, ain't you, Sir!? Haha

I'll tell you what, you open the 'centre' and I will send you the real snow. Chuckles

I know about you yellow snow

But the setup has to wait for a few days. Now, I am enjoying few days basting in the 85 degree sun from the Penthouse






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Wow, that looks so inviting. Lucky ones...

Penthouse? Say hi to Bob Guccione son for me....  ;-)
Bob Guccione. Robert Charles Joseph Edward Sabatini "Bob" Guccione (pronounced "goo-chee-OAN-eh", December 17, 1930 – October 20, 2010)
He was the Penthouse founder.

I hope that your stay is comfortable, and you don't get too sun burned.

Bag up some of that sand, bring it back, and sell small bags, as pet rock babies. Ha


Looking forward to your magnificent drone vids...  ;-)

Have fun, and safe travels.


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Thank you all very much for taking the time to respond and advise.
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Are you female?
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No Male, but id be happy to dress up if it meant I could fly
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Drag or no drag, I doesn't look like I'm going to be doing much flying
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