Drones in Dubai to monitor crowds


By Mohammad El Sadafy

Dubai Police will use a small unmanned aircraft designed and produced by Maher bin Haider to monitor football fans in the stadiums, according to Major General Mohammad Eid Al Mansouri .

The aircraft has been tried in the presence of Major General Al Mansouri, his deputy Brigadier General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi and a number of other crisis management officers.

Major General Al Mansouri said this aircraft, the first of its kind in UAE, has the capacity to be up in the air for an hour, accurate imaging and its live broadcast to the police operations room.

He said the aircraft will be used in the final match of the Etisalat Cup football tournament.