More commercial drones are being used in the Middle East region as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
That’s according to Rabih Bou Rashid, CEO of Falcon Eye Drones, who said that governments and private companies have turned to UAVs to help them complete tasks under lockdown conditions.
“Covid-19 has prompted more usage of drones in the region, especially in the UAE, where they are being used by officials to enforce the ‘stay home’ campaign,” he told CDP.
“Authorities in Dubai and Sharjah have been using them to disseminate relevant announcements and information about the disease. In addition, drones have also been useful to the police in terms of monitoring residents who violate Covid-19 regulations.”
Rashid is confidence that commercial drones will be rolled out on a large scale in the UAE in the next five years.
“We have witnessed the keen initiative of the UAE to use the capabilities of drones as it goes in pursuit of becoming a smart nation that puts technology at the forefront of its governance.”
He added: “As one of the best countries to start a business, it has proven to be an innovative powerhouse that can cater to almost all industries, and that includes the UAV sector.”