In the very near future, you won’t be able to buy a drone in Dubai without registering it.
That’s according to the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), who’ve revealed that by mid- May, they will start registering Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems or RPAS operators.
The authority has also laid out strict no fly and permission only zones in the emirate that include airports and environmentally-protected areas.
The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is also in the process of signing a MOU with various government entities on the use and registration of drones in the emirate.
The DCAA say they are close to signing a partnership between the Department of Economy, Immigration and Dubai Police.
The UAE is the first country worldwide to launch an initiative of this kind that will see Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, or RPAS, flown within specific zones.
Rudolph explains when drone users will be registered.
Michael Rudolph, Head of Aviation Regulations and Safety at the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, explains how it will all work.