File Photo: A drone follows a man riding a motorized surfboard in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on June 25, 2020. The UAE has banned the flying of drones in the country for recreation after Yemen s Houthi rebels claimed a fatal drone attack on an oil facility and major airport in the country. As of Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, drone hobbyists and other operators of light electric sports aircraft face legal liabilities if caught flying the objects, the Interior Ministry said, adding it may grant exemptions to businesses seeking to film. AP
As of Saturday, drone hobbyists and other operators of light electric sports aircraft face ``legal liabilities'' if caught flying the objects, the Interior Ministry said, adding it may grant exemptions to businesses seeking to film.
A rare drone and missile strike on the capital of Abu Dhabi blew up several fuel tankers and killed three people last week.
The Houthis, who hold Yemen's capital and have fought a bloody, yearslong war with a Saudi-led military coalition claimed the assault despite that the UAE has largely withdrawn troops from this stalemated conflict.
The UAE said the Houthis targeted the country with bomb-laden drones and cruise and ballistic missiles, adding the country had intercepted some of the projectiles.
In response to the strike, the Saudi-led coalition has escalated attacks on the rebel-held parts of Yemen in the last week.
Government regulations in the UAE already restrict flying drones in residential areas as well as near, around, and over airports.
Drone users typically must obtain a certificate from the civil aviation authorities.