Drone Laws in United Arab Emirates

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in United Arab Emirates.

drone-laws-in-united-arab-emiratesUnited Arab Emirates Regional Governing Body

General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

Civil Aviation Regulations

UAV specifics:

CAR Part III General Regulations, Chapter 8
https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/en/ePublication/Pages/CARs.aspx?CertID=CARs

Regulations:

https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/en/ePublication/Pages/PdfContent.aspx?d_=1523

Applying for an Operators’ Certificate:

https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/en/corporate/Pages/ANSProviders.aspx

Approval should be sought using form ANF-UAS-001.

Model Aircraft

https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/en/ePublication/Pages/PdfContent.aspx?d_=1523

UAV Operator Qualification Requirements

UAE Ministry of Interior, appropriately trained and competent UAS Pilots and Observers for operations within civil airspace for actual support of police safety and security operations.
OR
Commercial operators approval under CAAP 16.

Additional Guidelines

Approval for operations must also be sought from the appropriate authority responsible for each Emirate.