Exploring the great wonders and amazing sights of the UAE are countless and a breathtaking experience. Whether it’s gazing at the towering structure of the Burj Khalifa or strolling on the golden sandy beaches of Jumeirah, the UAE is truly a magnificent place for sightseeing. However, the ground perspective might seem a bit dull when compared to a birds-eye-view of the country. We’re not talking about the view you get from your balcony -- more like the aerial point-of-view from the Burj Khalifa, but on a bigger scale!
Yes, It’s the amazing high-tech flying drone everyone! The aircraft can provide you that panoramic view from above, all the while navigating it from the ground. Indeed, flying one of these things over the UAE and capturing all its magnificent sights from every angle, is remarkable. However, with great power comes great responsibility. You can’t just take flight and start taking pictures all over the place. There are some rules you need to consider first.
The GCAA has allowed the use of drones and flying them around in the UAE, but they need to be registered with them before any drone takes off in the air. Whether you’re an individual or an organization, registration is a must.
• If the drone weighs five kilograms or less then it’s only allowed to fly inside the boundaries stated by the GCAA, which are the green flying zones on the drone hub mobile application.• If the drone weighs more than five kilograms and/or works on a gas engine, then it’s only allowed to fly in the GCAA approved flying club.• The minimum age for flying drones that weigh more than 25 kilograms, is 21 years old in the UAE.
After registering your modern drone, you need to be careful about where to fly it and take into account the restrictions that forbid you from flying:• Your flying range needs to be within 400 feet above ground level and not more than that. Also, your drone needs to be in the line of sight.• You can only fly your drone in the daytime and in promising weather circumstances.• Drones need to be used according to the manufacturer’s instructions. inspection of the gadget before taking flight is necessary. • No flying is allowed near any private and public property in the UAE. • Flying the drone within five kilometers of any UAE airport’s outer fence, heliports, landing Sites, and the airfield is strictly forbidden. • You need to maintain the direct radio link between you and your drone at all times.
As stated by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), any user of a drone needs to be extra careful when flying their aircraft. They need to be cautious and avoid any collision with people, other aircrafts, or any type of objects. They shall also not harass or endanger individuals while flying, and they should be careful from destroying public property. Note that any harm, damage, or accidents that might result from navigating the drones need to be reported to the GCAA on their hotline: +971506414667 and E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indeed, Dubai is an emirate of the UAE, but it’s still required that you register yourself and the drone in the RPAS established by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA). Of course, the same rules that apply in the GCAA are also applied in Dubai.
Since this is the base of our article, there’s really nothing to argue about. The UAE has numerous places to visit and explore as the sights are breathtaking and a photo should be taken as a souvenir. Having these memories stored on your phone or laptop can be useful for future recall, but you know what’s better than a group photo in front of the Dubai Fountains? An overhead shot captured from a drone of course!