In an evolving technological landscape, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is witnessing a drone industry boom, offering lucrative employment prospects to skilled professionals.
According to a report by Gulf News, individuals working in the drone industry in the UAE can earn over 30,000 AED (approximately Rs2.2 million) per month.
The demand for tech experts is soaring in various sectors, with drone operators earning between 4,800 AED to 13,700 AED per month.
Engineers in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) field can earn between 22,000 AED and 25,000 AED, while those with advanced skills in engineering and artificial intelligence are making even more, exceeding 25,000 AED.
Economic Research Institutes suggest that by adding a touch of artificial intelligence expertise, employees in this field can potentially earn above 30,000 AED per month.
The UAV industry in the UAE is on the rise, and companies are embracing the potential of drone technologies.
The UAE's UAV sector is valued at approximately 1.1 billion dollars, with its local Dubai Silicon Oasis hub serving as a manufacturing hub for drones, which was inaugurated in 2022.
Where can drones be utilized?
The UAE presents a robust market for technology experts, with opportunities in various sectors.
Constant experiments and data collection are resulting in the discovery of new applications for drones in the present and the near future.
According to Alex Lapirov, CEO of Microavia, "For example, in agriculture, drones are not limited to pest control. They are now being used to monitor plant health and analyze crop yields in the early stages."
Drones are revolutionizing industries like mining and exploration, where they can survey resources efficiently.
Beyond industrial applications, drones are finding their way into recreational activities, especially in the lush, water-abundant regions.
Additionally, the monitoring and security sectors are closely watching the drone industry's developments.
Companies are actively seeking structural engineers, AI-based developers, materials scientists, and UAV quality control engineers to cater to these purposes.