United Arab Emirates: Penalty for piloting a drone . Imprisonment and fine

The UAE Prosecutor’s Office has clarified the sanction for piloting a drone, in violation of the prohibition issued by the competent authorities.

In an illustrative image published on its Twitter account, the Public Prosecutor’s Office indicated that «pursuant to article 176 of federal law decree no. 31 of 2021 in crimes and sanctions, is punished with imprisonment for a period of not less than 6 months and not more than five years, AND a fine of not less than 100,000 dirhams or one of these two penalties for “anyone flying over areas of the State in violation of the prohibition issued by the competent authorities, and is considered to fly a drone, and attempting to do so is punishable by imprisonment or a fine “.