The United Arab Emirates (UAE) aviation regulator, General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has instructed all “leisure” users of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones,  to operate them only within GCAA-registered and authorized clubs. The issue of UAVs has been taken seriously within the UAE following the closure of Dubai International Airport for a short period in January 2015 due to the presence of a small UAV near the airport. Abu Dhabi, one of the seven ...

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