Drone regulations in Oman

Anyone who wants to fly with a copter in Oman must first obtain an authorization. This approval is only granted to commercial users. Anyone who fails to get a permission can be sure that the drone will be confiscated at the airport and stored until the departure. The permit has to be obtained at least 15 days before the entry at the National Survey Authority (NSA) with the following information:

  • Name of the persons involved in the shooting
  • Purpose of the film recordings and when they are transmitted
  • “The final program” (cannot interpret what is meant by this)
  • Details of the flights
  • Places where the drone should rise
  • Description and photos of the drone which should be used
  • Contact details of the person who directs the film team

During the stay, you will be escorted by an employee of the NSA. For the resulting costs, you have to pay 150 OMR (about 350 Euro) per day.

For my taste, these regulations are entirely excessive why Oman is a destination which will be out of the question for us.

However, according to readers, it is not a problem to bring a drone with you in transit if you are not leaving the airport. In such a case, it is advisable to carry the multicopter in the checked baggage.

Helpful links: Leaflet from customs

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Oman to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Oman!