About

Flat Vertical is a web front end to Atif Abu-Samra FZE. The firm was formed and set up in 2011. The initial core of our business was commercial photo and video production. And our main focus were markets mostly in the UAE, as well as abroad – although to a lesser extent.

In response to a growing demand, we grew the list of our services to offer aerial drone works to our clients. This set out a new path for us in the media industry, as well as architecture, construction and civil works sectors.

Some of the services we now offer to our clients include: drone photography and filming; aerial surveys, inspections and aerial mapping. We also offer 3D scans of buildings, or other large objects.

We follow advances in drone technology and try to adopt these when we can, so that we can offer our clients a high level of service. Equally, we keep up to date with the latest regulations in the UAE. In this respect, we also follow developments across the globe.

Aerial survey and aerial mapping. Drone flying above ground to take pictures for subsequent stereo-photogrammetry.

Training and Certification.

We were trained under a Commercial Level Multi Rotor RPAS Certification scheme. And now, we are certified as a commercial drone operator in the UAE.

At a federal level, we are registered with the GCAA. This allows us to carry out commercial drone flights across the Emirates. However, with its busiest air traffic in the region, Dubai has a specific set of regulations. Therefore, in Dubai, drone operators need to be registered with both GCAA and DCAA. And we are!

Health & Safety.

For all our drone operations, we have a defined set of health and safety procedures. We aim to remove or aptly mitigate risks associated with any of our projects. Equally, we steadily strive to update and further improve our Operations Manual, which we work in accordance with it.

We plan and prepare for our flights in advance and review all aspects of work in hand. We look at project specific requirements. And we assess these not only from a creative point of view or from the final delivery perspective, but also from an operational angle.

Despite our health and safety policies and our no accident record, we know that accidents may occur due to factors beyond anyone’s control. With this in mind, we are insured against public liability up to a value of USD 1 million. We feel this is more than enough to keep us guarded, for our own benefit and for the peace of mind for our clients.

Our mission.

As a growing business in the field of aerial/drone works, our goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations. Whether it be with our expertise, delivery of service or with our professional approach to tasks in hand.

Atif Abu-Samra MEng CEng MIStructE
Executive Director
Commercial Drone Pilot
ATIF ABU-SAMRA FZE