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Mark.keen
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Hi Can anyone tell me if you are allowed to fly in Dubai on the beach etc.. or do you need a licence / permit?

2018-2-10
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dronist
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I took my drone twice to Dubai. I am going back in March am staying for couple of months. If you are visiting for a few days it is not worth it.

You need to register the drone and yourself and get a valid license

Drone users caught flying without a valid license could be slapped with a fine of up to Dhs20,000, after the approval of new civil aviation rules.

The rules apply to users flying drones for recreational purposes, as well as those using them for commercial purposes.

You’ll need to register in order to get a license from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, which is valid for a renewable period of one year.

Check this article:

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nat ... ly-drones-in-dubai-

This is for Dubai only if you are flying in any other emirates, they have different rules and you need to check each one of them to be on the safe side.

Have fun!


2018-2-10
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Mark.keen
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Thanks Dronist I’ll have a look at the link as planning to go over there in the summer and thought it would be a great opportunity to get some fab footage have you got any videos you can share of your trips?
2018-2-11
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dronist Posted at 2018-2-10 15:03
I took my drone twice to Dubai. I am going back in March am staying for couple of months. If you are visiting for a few days it is not worth it.

You need to register the drone and yourself and get a valid license

Great info - thanks for sharing!
2018-2-11
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dronist Posted at 2018-2-10 15:03
I took my drone twice to Dubai. I am going back in March am staying for couple of months. If you are visiting for a few days it is not worth it.

You need to register the drone and yourself and get a valid license

Hi Dronist.

I see you're from the US, so you're not a UAE citizen? I myself are from the UK.

How did you apply for drone registration to be able to film? As i've seen that only UAE citizens can do so.

Thanks!
2018-3-16
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Droning-On Posted at 2018-3-16 10:38
Hi Dronist.

I see you're from the US, so you're not a UAE citizen? I myself are from the UK.

There are 2 forms of drone registration, one for tourists and one for local residents.
2018-3-20
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I’m just back from 10 days Dubai.
If you go over there just for one week I think it’s better to leave your drone at home.
To many papers, time and money.
If you go for a longer time than it’s worth it.
2018-3-20
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Time2Party Posted at 2018-3-20 13:42
I’m just back from 10 days Dubai.
If you go over there just for one week I think it’s better to leave your drone at home.
To many papers, time and money.

Ok thank you for your advice think I will be leaving it at home
2018-3-21
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Mark.keen
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Thank you for the advice think you are right and will leave it at home.
2018-3-21
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Mark.keen Posted at 2018-3-21 03:41
Thank you for the advice think you are right and will leave it at home.

No problem, if you plan a sort trip i think this is the best.
2018-3-21
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If you don't follow the strict rules then you will A. Get your hands chopped off and B. End up in a cell with Abdula, the local 6 foot 4, 300lb welcoming commitee for law breakers and infidels. Sorry but on reading the rules associated, I would swerve it and not bother.
2018-3-21
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CoreyB10 Posted at 2018-3-21 05:50
If you don't follow the strict rules then you will A. Get your hands chopped off and B. End up in a cell with Abdula, the local 6 foot 4, 300lb welcoming commitee for law breakers and infidels. Sorry but on reading the rules associated, I would swerve it and not bother.

There are around couple of millions foreign residents having fun , working hard and never want to go back to Europe or America. Better have civil society that obey the law and feel safe then your neck of the wood.

65 KM mean 65KM or they will kick you out of the country. You don't want your hands chopped then DON'T STEAL etc...BTW, they don't chop both hands, as a first timer they will ask you which hand you want them to chop      ouch! but for second time offender you won't have a choice...get it  

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dronist Posted at 2018-4-13 19:10
There are around couple of millions foreign residents having fun , working hard and never want to go back to Europe or America. Better have civil society that obey the law and feel safe then your neck of the wood.

65 KM mean 65KM or they will kick you out of the country. You don't want your hands chopped then DON'T STEAL etc...BTW, they don't chop both hands, as a first timer they will ask you which hand you want them to chop      ouch! but for second time offender you won't have a choice...get it

Hello there,

Wondering anyone would reply since the post is old. I recently got movic air and got the license too from GCAA as well as DCAA. Problem now i have is i don't know any good and allowed spot to fly except desert. Today i drove 50KM to Al Qudra (Love Lake) and found out drones are not allowed there. Can somebody let me know any good place to fly.
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