Dubai: With growing number of reports linked to the misuse of drone operations procedures, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has issued a new notification halting all flying operations by owners, practitioners and enthusiasts of drones, including drones and light sports aircrafts.
The decision which will also affect air and sail spots, was taken and implemented in cognizance and coordination with the General Authority for Civil Aviation and in line with the relative guidelines.
The verdict from the Ministry came after identifying a misuse where these flying objects were used without honoring the limit identified in the user permits and trespassing into areas where these types of activities are prohibited.
The Ministry urged individuals and the community to respect the authorities’ directives namely issued by the MoI, and the General Authority for Civil Aviation, in order to ensure the safety of lives and property, preserving them from unsafe bad practices.
The decision suspends all air activities as of Saturday, January 22, 2022.
Organizations or Individuals who have work contracts or commercial or advertising projects that rely on filming using drones must communicate with the permit authorities to take the necessary exceptions and permits to carry out their work and projects during this period to avoid any consequences that affect the timing of these projects.
The Officials have reminded anyone concerned with these activities that anyone performing these activities during that period and disregarding guideline will be subject to legal liabilities