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Flying a drone in Dubai without valid licence will attract a hefty fine.

By March 13, 2017 No Comments

A new set of rules related to the aviation sector and general air space in Dubai was brought into effect on Thursday after approval by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.

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According to the rules, a fine between Dh2,000 and Dh20,000 will be levied for using non-registered drones for commercial activities. Using non-registered drones for other activities will bring a fine of between Dh1,000 and Dh20,000. Using drones during events without a no-objection letter from the authority can bring a fine of Dh10,000.

Based on the new resolution, anyone who seeks to carry out an activity in the aviation sector in Dubai is required to get a license from the DCAA. Licenses issued are valid for a renewable period of one year. The application for renewal should be submitted at least 30 days before the expiry of the license.

A fine of Dh5,000 is imposed on those who carry out activities in the aviation sector without receiving a license or a no-objection letter from the authority. Activities covered also include fireworks and laser displays, aerial photography and advertising, balloon launches and air lights.

There will be a fine of Dh30,000 for organising air shows without a no-objection letter, while organising an event that could affect air navigation will bring a fine of Dh10,000. A fine of Dh30,000 will be imposed for an activity that can seriously endanger air navigation. [Source: Khaleej Times]