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Travelling to Dubai - Regulations as a tourist?

Saied324

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I have read a lot about the different rules related to operating drones in Dubai and as far as I understand I need to register my drone with the DCAA before I can enter UAE with my drone? Is this correct?
My biggest concern right now is that my drone will be taken by customs, so I just want to make sure what kind of registrations I need to have in order to bring the drone with me? It should be said that I don't intend to fly the drone when I am in Dubai. So when this is the case do I still need to register my drone? My stay in Dubai is 1 week (if this is relevant in order to answer my questions)
 

Michael W.

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I don't know if anything has changed in the last few months, but I brought my Mavic to Dubai in Feb of this year. I even flew it in Abu Dhabi at a government facility, though with permission.

I didn't register it or do anything. Upon arrival in Dubai they will have you put your bags through an x-ray machine, they are mostly looking for alcohol. They never looked in my bags, though, so am not sure what would have happened if they did.
 

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You can't register and fly right now. I've just checked with Dubai CAA, they have a registration form, but for now - residents only. Here's what I have from the Airspace Safety Section of DCAA. "At this time, due to security reasons we are not able to issue a Tourist Registration Card for RPAS operators to fly within the Emirate of Dubai. We will advise accordingly should there be a change in said regulations."

For other Emirates - there's registration with UAE GCAA, but you can't use camera anywhere.

Here's more info:

DLW 100.compressed.pdf
 
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Hallo everyone. On the internet I saw that I should register my drone for recreational use. But on the site you can only reg if you are a UAE citizen. Anyone recently when to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and can advise?
Thnx
John
 

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