As I just published this last video on Dubai (subscribe to our Youtube channel), I remember how uneasy I felt. Every drone take off in Dubai is a challenge. Not to mention the flights them-selves. Have you seen those videos of gigantic drones hunting for furtives. It’s very wild-like. Just like a hawk preying on smaller birds.
The trip was a last minute decision, no time to apply for a tourist flying licence. Which by the way, I happen to know, because I stumped on an article about this, sometime last year. I am not sure it is official yet though.
People that have visited Dubai know how things are there. You don’t want to know what’s going on under the modernity appearance. The luxury, the glitter is available as long as you do not step out of the given space. Invisible boundaries you may not even be aware your are crossing. And there is a lot of effort put to ensure you are not interested in knowing.
But you may want to go there and make up your own opinion so I won’t extend my-self on the topic any longer. I much prefer to FLY!!
Well, that I read too. I strongly advise you to learn more about your next trip. Finding out about the local drone legislation is a saver. Or, get a super duper insurance…. Then it is up to you. You are aware of the risks.
So, what happens to your unmanned device when it gets too indiscreet? As per my readings, your drone’s controls will no longer respond. And it might land on a perimeter you can’t even access. Thanks to whatever God, this did not happen to me. But that’s another trick of theirs. Radio frequency will drop. Your drone too. Then try to grab it back to your backpack. No seen, no done…..
It is an amazing place where buildings are like emerging from the sand or the sea. Dubai sunlight beam ricocheting on a glass oasis. Then the night comes, the sky gets illuminated from above. Everything is so out of proportion. I had to take a shot or two. A flight or two. Sceneries like these definitely are to be flown. I took the risk.
And I flew with a heart racing in my chest.