Drones to start deliveries in UAE by next year


By Mariam M. Al Serkal, Senior Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: You can soon expect to have your National ID and passport delivered straight to your window – as an aerial drone is expected to start operating in the country within one year.

     Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News     A demonstration of a drone which is in the experimental stage. It will be tested in Dubai for six months.The aerial drone project was launched on Monday at the second annual Government Summit, as part of an initiative by the UAE Prime Minister’s Office.

During its first phase, the drone would initially deliver identity cards, driving licences and other permits.

Emirati engineers Abdul Rahman Al Serkal and Hamad Musabah, who designed the project, explained that fingerprint and eye-recognition security systems would be used to protect the drones and their cargo. More info 



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