Science & Technology

Dubai Looking to Roll Out Drones for Deliveries

For goods like medicines or government documents


DUBAI—Aerial drones could be used to deliver vital documents and medicines within a year.

Two prototypes of the small, unmanned craft were unveiled at the Government Summit on Monday.

"What these things are best suited for is delivery of small, light value things that are time sensitive, like medicines, identification documents, vital papers and things of that nature," said Dr Noah Raford, special adviser to the Office of the Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.

Commercial and civilian use of drones is growing worldwide. In the UAE, they are available in shops and increasingly used for recreational photography.