Drone Laws in Qatar

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Qatar.

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According to Qatar’s national aviation authority, the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), flying a drone is legal in Qatar, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.

Special Travel Considerations

If you’re traveling to Qatar and want to bring your drone, the CAA lists these special considerations for foreigners who want to fly drones:

  • Only citizens of Qatar are allowed to fly drones within the country. To the best of our knowledge, foreigners attempting to enter the country with a drone will have it confiscated at customs.

If you’d like to contact QCAA directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: CAA Contact Form / pr@caa.gov.qa

flying a drone in Qatar

Why fly a drone in Qatar? To get great aerial shots like these!

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Qatar

Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Qatar.

  • Only citizens may fly drones within the country of Qatar.
  • To fly a drone in Qatar, citizens must request permission from the CAA.
  • To the best of our knowledge, there are no other drone laws currently in place in Qatar.

For more information on Qatar’s drone laws, see this article on the CAA website.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Qatar? Send us an email at support[at]uavcoach[dot]com. We are not international aviation attorneys and do our best to keep this page up-to-date for drone pilots, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how governments are responding, drone regulations in Qatar can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.

Want to get a feel for the kind of footage you could get flying a drone in Qatar? Here you go:

https://vimeo.com/258863570