Hello from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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  1. Elie N.

    Elie N. New Member

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    Ordered it two days ago, first drone I've bought with a camera. Super hyped about the Mavic.
     
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    Welcome to DronePilots newest forum Elie :)
     
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    Hello ☺ I had the pleasure of visiting Dubai a few times. But that was before I had any drones. Are they accepted well there?
     
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    There are loads of laws and regulations regarding drones here, however they are accepted and as long as you abide by the rules, everything is fine. If you plan on bringing one here though I highly recommend bringing it in your luggage instead of your carry on, just to avoid any complications at the airport.
     
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    Thanks for that tip. Even thought I doubt I'll make it to Dubai any more :(
     
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    I was fortunate to get my earlier Phantom into the UAE just before a lot of that. Got to use it for filming at Yas Marina, Masdar and out in the desert SW of Abu Dhabi. I only made it to Dubai briefly, but it's an impressive city, to say the least. Welcome to the waiting game :)
     
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    Hello! It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Mavic Pilots forum. I hope that you will take advantage of the benefits that come with membership and that you will be able to use the forum for the exchange of innovative ideas and as a resource for current developments in Mavic quadcopter’s.

    Enjoy TU
     
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    Just saw this reply, thank you so much for the warm welcome. The sense of community amongst us is great :D
     
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    Wow that must have been pretty fun :D We've been waiting for a while. Can't wait to see what this community will be able to produce!
     
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    I believe we are approaching the end of recreational drone usage in Dubai. Too many airport incursions over the last few years
    Drone at it again; forces closure of Dubai airport - Khaleej Times
    Drone scare shuts down traffic at Dubai International airport — again

    The actual law forbids the usage of camera, (even if it is legally on sale in Dubai) so what's the point, beside using it to keep the skills of handling one:
    Registration
    Drone with cameras illegal in the UAE, owners told | The National

    I honestly don't know how airport authorities will react to tourists having a drone in their luggage. I took mine a few times, as hand luggage and I had to go through some backdoor offices to sort it out.

    I ordered my Mavic to fly outside the UAE. It's the best drone available for both its filming quality and portability. I can't wait to use it.

    Happy flying to all of you
     
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    Welcome aboard


    Sent from my iPhone using MavicPilots
     
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    Hi, Welcome to Mavic Drones hope you get your Mavic soon and get lots of flight time in UAE

    Sent from my SM-G930F using MavicPilots mobile app
     
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    I got delivery of my Mavic Pro yesterday. I've just done the registration online with GCAA, tomorrow I will go down with the originals to present and collect the authorisation certificate.

    Has anyone else done this in Dubai? The DCAA website says I need a certificate from Sanad Academy but the GCAA don't state this. I'm thinking the GCAA will over rule the DCAA as its for the whole of the UAE not just Dubai.

    Does any have any information about this?
     
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    Hi,

    That is one of my concerns as well, I saw the requirements from Gulfnews

    To register your non-commercial drone, you need to include the below information:

    • Operator name
    • Operator’s contact details: Phone, Fax, Mobile number, and Email address
    • Operator’s Emirates ID (front and back sides)
    • Operator’s Passport copy along with Visa page
    • Operator Passport size Photo
    • Drone Photo
    • Drone type and model
    • Drone Serial number
    • Operator Training Certificate (Mandatory via Sanad Academy
     
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    Hi, I'm from Abu Dhabi and just joined the group. I would like to know if you can share good, legal and some sort of low profile spots where we can fly our drones without other people bothering us.
     
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    By the way, I bought the mavic in Virgin megastore, the drone can only be flown with camera and it is legal to sale in Dubai, same as the parrot and bebop and even a delta wing with camera being sold there, however they are not selling drones in Abu Dhabi. Regarding flying with or without camera, it is interesting because even the GCAA brochures about guidelines flying drones come with pictures of drones with camera. not to mention the Grand Prix of drones in Dubai where all drones from competitors and general public and fans have cameras. as long as you fly the drone privately on a lonely spot outside the no flying zones and don't publish any video online, it should be ok.
     
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    Hi,

    just download the app UAE Flyzone Map and you would know, please join our group in FB, DJI Mavic Pro UAE
     
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