How Dubai will make drone deliveries happen with new law

Dubai aviation authorities on Sunday hailed the emirate’s new drone law, saying it will generate new global opportunities and business streams for the industry. They also revealed how key entities will help turn the law’s vision into reality – from drone deliveries to flying taxis.

The new law – which was issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Saturday – regulates the operations of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). It takes the emirate a step closer to connecting its landmarks and buildings aerially, through the ‘Sky Dome’ project that will see the rise of mini airports and landing pads for drones.