UAE: Drone Flying Operations Suspended for Owners, Practitioners and Enthusiasts

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UAE: Drone Flying Operations Suspended for Owners, Practitioners and Enthusiasts

The UAE’s Interior Ministry has announced it is stopping all flying operations for owners, practitioners and enthusiasts of drones from 22 January 2022.

This will include drones and light sports aircrafts.

It will apply to air and sail spots as well.

They introduced the suspension together with the General Authority for Civil Aviation and in line with the relative guidelines.

They issued the Decision following reports of recent misuse.

Entities which have work contracts or commercial or advertising projects which rely on filming using drones must communicate with the permit authorities to take the necessary exceptions and permits to carry out their work and projects during this period to avoid any consequences which affect the timing of these projects.

Anyone performing these activities during the suspension period or disregarding guidelines will be penalised.

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