The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has officially banned ordinary people from flying drone cameras. The regulation was issued after a drone was reported to have breached and caused an accident at an oil refinery facility and airport in Abu Dhabi.
The ban was announced directly by the Ministry of the Interior of the UAE while announcing the ban on gliders or familiarly known as gliders.
The UAE Ministry of Interior said in its ban that drones had been used in places that were not allowed to be recorded and ultimately endangered the safety and security of employees in the restricted area.
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The Verge reports, in fact some time ago in Abu Dhabi there had been an attack in the form of a ballistic missile and an exploding drone. Although it is not clearly explained the size of the drone and the model used in the attack.
The attack was claimed by the Houthi rebel group which is indeed aggressively carrying out attacks on the UAE. Several small drones were sent by the Houthis to Saudi Arabia but had no major impact.
But in recent weeks the attacks have escalated and finally there has been some kind of attack. The attack left three people dead and six people injured.
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With the ban, the public cannot fly drones, especially in airport and residential areas.
Drones are only allowed to operate for contract work, advertising needs, and professional shooting performed by cinematographers or journalists. Beyond that, the government will take strict action against violators of the rules for banning drones for the public.