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Issuing No Objection Certificate for Aerial Works using RPAS in the Emirate of Dubai​​​​

Service Description

This service enables the customer to obtain a No Objection Certificate for all Aerial Works in the Emirate of Dubai using RPAS/UAV/DRONES. br/This service is mandatory by all companies who wish to conduct Aerial Works activities in the Emirate of Dubai and shall obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC)  from Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

Where to get this service


Pre-Requisites for services

Obtaining the required permissions and/or approvals applicable to these activities from:
         Ministry of Defence
         Dubai Film and TV Commission
         Dubai Police – GHQ
         Other Authorities

Applicable For Customers

Production Companies and or Companies with Aerial Photography Services in their Trade License activities and  RPAS/UAV/Drones operator and equipment are registered with DCAA are eligible to apply for this Services.

Procedures to obtain NOC

Registration for first time customer Login and select services Fill in information Pay online (e-Government) Submit application Receive Application Online - DCAA Assess, Review & Evaluate application by DCAA Approve, Reject or Need more info – DCAA Download approved permission copy – DCAA Download and print – Customer

Required Documents For This Service

​1. Request Letter  address to DCAA– to be uploaded or attached online submission  2. Commercial/Trade License – to be uploaded or attached online submission  3. Copy of permission and/or approval – to be uploaded or attached online submission  4. Location map in google earth kmz file – to be uploaded or attached online submission 
      Following data is  mandatory and shall be included in the online submission.
   ​a. DCAA RPAS Registration Numberb. RPAS Operator company name
  ​c. RPAS Operator name and contact number 
   d. Event Description 
   e. Locations 
   f. Start Date 
   g. End Date 
   h. Take off time 
   i. Landing time 
   j. Flight Altitude 
   k. End Time 
   l. Duration 
   m. RPAS/UAV/Drones  Type 
   n. RPAS/UAV/Drones  Serial Number 
   o. Insurance 
   p. Safety Assessment (when required)

Terms and Conditions

All commercial operations need to apply online for assessment and or evaluation as to possible airspace and or protocol restriction reference height, location and other.
   Remote Pilot shall be responsible for avoiding collisions with people, objects and other aircraft and shall not harass or endanger people or threaten to damage property.
   RPAS/UAVs/DRONES shall not be operated over congested areas, it shall not fly over public or private properties.
   DCAA shall be informed for any extension to the NOC issued.

User Manual

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Delivery Time


3 Working days

Payment Method



Services Fee


  • - 3020/- AED Application for a permit to fly an UAS/RPAS for aerial filming or advertising purposes
  • - 1520/- AED Application for a no‐objection certificate to fly a drone once for commercial purposes - Demonstration
  • - 5020/- AED Application for a no‐objection certificate to fly a drone during an event
  • - 3020/- AED Application for permit to fly an RPAS for aerial survey purposes

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