Welcome back to the channel and episode 10 where I’m going to show you the procedure I did to apply for a Hobbyist Drone permit here in the UAE.
Please note that this video covers our own experience and how we registered our drone here as a UAE resident and only for a hobbyist permit.
My friend, Danilo, allowed me to document the procedure while he was taking his exam to get a drone certification from SANAD Academy which is needed to apply for a hobbyist drone license from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.
There are two types of Government departments here where you need to register your drone. The GCAA and DCAA.
First department is the GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority) which is where you need to get the permit if you are planning to fly your drone on the 6 other emirates of the UAE specifically the emirates of Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaima, Fujairah, Sharjah, Um al Quwain and Ajman.
The second department is the DCAA ( Dubai Civil Aviation Authority) which is specifically in the emirate of Dubai. This is where you need a RPAS certification first from a Drone school which you needed to submit to their website along with the other requirements to get a permit.
I strongly recommend to register your drone on both government departments to avoid any issues when flying your drone here inside the UAE. It is better to have them both in my opinion just in case the authorities ask for it.
I also suggest to check SANAD academy for all other inquiries about drone registration and if you want to apply for a more advanced permit like commercial and professional drone permits.
An important reminder to all drone owners to please adhere and always follow the rules and regulations when flying your drone here in the UAE And any part of the world. Be responsible and always do a pre-flight safety check of your drone, the surroundings and area you want to fly. Use the My Drone hub app (link below) to check if the area is a fly zone or no fly zone.
Special Thanks to my friends Danilo Javier, Yuri Torres and Markie (Youtube channels below) for helping me to document this procedure. Also to SANAD Academy for allowing me to document and vlog in their premises.
Links that I mentioned below:
DCAA – https://www.dcaa.gov.ae/en/Pages/RPASRegistration.aspx?sid=16
GCAA – https://eservices.gcaa.gov.ae/Drone/UnmannedAircraftRegistration.aspx
SANAD Academy – https://www.sanadacademy.ae/
My Drone Hub App – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ae.gov.gcaa.mydronehub&hl=en
Dan Javier -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5NHrfixMSg2mEaFxPKFFNg
Yuri Torres – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPGZArNl3Vwjj9oO6JEp-A
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Shot with the following gear:
Sony 18-105mm G f4 lens
Dji Mavic 2 Pro