“Drones are becoming an instrumental technology for many industries such as oil & gas, utilities, telecom, construction, transportation, city infrastructure developments, agriculture, archeology, safety & security as well as photography & videography. Drone technology is quickly growing beyond its original military applications and is making a very big impact on the commercial sector”, says Rabih Bou Rashid, Managing Director of Falcon Eye Drones.
Rabih added: “In order to harvest the full potential smart city developments represent, it is important for all the industries that make an impact on this transformation, to become more cost-effective, agile and disruptive. Civil drones will help this region to excel by introducing drone applications to collect valuable data, make measured decisions, capitalize on data automation and imaging capabilities.”
While the Middle East rapidly grows and innovates, drones will play an instrumental role in the development of multiple projects that are expected to be delivered in record times. Drones will not only support timely infrastructure developments but will allow citizens to experience their unlimited potential and benefits.
According to the statement released by the Dubai Future Foundation several months ago, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai called on all Dubai Government entities to embrace disruptive innovation as a fundamental mantra of their operations and to seek ways to incorporate its methodologies in all aspects of their work when launching Dubai 10X initiative.
“We believe that the UAE is leading in the adoption of drone technology. Dubai revealed its plans to launch a flying taxi in Dubai during GITEX Technology week last year and conducted its first test flight shortly after. Very soon drones will be saving lives and delivering medical cargos in emergency situations where speed is detrimental”, comments Rabih.
“We constantly work on the research and development to unleash new drone capabilities. Drones are our passion. Our most recent projects involved highly regarded government authorities, companies, and organizations such as the Municipalities, DOE (Department of Energy), MBRSC (Mohamed Bib Rashid Space Center) Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority to name a few. Whether you require stunning aerial photography, 3D mapping, aerial survey, and inspection, or any other aerial service, each solution is uniquely tailored to our clients to help them to achieve their innovative excellence”, he adds.
The proliferation of drone technologies in the region is also dependent on the various legislations and regulations that support them. Airspace regulators are conscious of the growth of drone technology and are looking for a balance between public safety and economic efficiency. The progress of drone legislation and regulation in the region is underway. The drone traffic control center will soon serve as a centralized authority to manage drone traffic and ensure regulations are followed. Following dynamic drone market expansion insurance companies will be able to soon unlock new market potential.