ENR 2.2 Other regulated airspace

2.2.1 Control Zones

Control Zones are established at international airports. Full details of CTR can be found in the applicable AD 2.17 section.

2.2.2 Mandatory Broadcast Area (MBA)
AreaUpper Limit / Lower LimitClassUnit Providing ServiceRadio Call Sign (languages)Frequency (MHZ)
North of ABU DHABI CTA,
South of DUBAI CTA / FUJAIRAH CTA and outside OMR 51
4500 FT / SFCG125.325
2.2.2.1 Traffic prior to entering MBA shall broadcast callsign, aircraft type, entry point, altitude, route and intentions.
2.2.2.2 Traffic operating in the MBA shall broadcast any amendment to information.
2.2.2.3 Traffic intending to enter any controlled airspace shall contact the appropriate ATS unit to get inbound clearance.
2.2.2.4 In case of emergency or assistance contact Emirates ACC on frequency 125.725 MHZ.
2.2.3 Mandatory Broadcast Zone (MBZ)
AreaUpper Limit / Lower LimitClassUnit Providing ServiceRadio Call Sign (languages)Frequency (MHZ)
MBZ 2 - Jumeirah A

251618N 0551030E
251222N 0551618E
251056N 0551855E
250600N 0551840E
250255N 0551150E
250753N 0550349E
251618N 0551030E
2000 FT / SFCG134.650
MBZ 2 - Jumeirah B

251748N 0550814E
251618N 0551030E
250753N 0550349E
250255N 0551150E
245925N 0551153E
250143N 0550744E
250241N 0550558E

Counter clockwise arc radius 7.3 NM with centre at 245524N 0550645E till

245244N 0545917E
245439N 0545549E
245145N 0545354E
245320N 0545100E
245500N 0545000E
251748N 0550814E
1500 FT / SFCG134.650
MBZ 2 - Jumeirah C

250241N 0550558E
250143N 0550744E

Counter clockwise arc radius 7.3 NM with centre at 245426N 0550831E till

245145N 0550103E
245244N 0545917E

Clockwise arc radius 7.3 NM with centre at 245524N 0550645E till

250241N 0550558E
1000 FT / SFC
G134.650
MBZ - Jazirah

254308N 0554122E
260436N 0560519E
254142N 0560853E
254231N 0560426E
254500N 0555400E
254200N 0554800E
252900N 0555100E
252800N 0554500E
254308N 0554122E
1400 FT / SFCG122.950
MBZ 3 - ABU DHABI COASTLINE
244536N 0540032E
245800N 0541200E
245500N 0545000E
245320N 0545100E
245145N 0545354E
245244N 0545433E
244702N 0550556E
244011N 0550137E
243827N 0550147E
An arc 5 NM radius counter clockwise centred on
243850N 0550715E
243420N 0550452E
243330N 0550555E
244025N 0545508E
243318N 0544812E
243159N 0544207E
243700N 0543500E
243000N 0542800E
242911N 0542909E
242526N 0543042E
242514N 0542911E
242604N 0542807E
An arc 500 M radius counter clockwise centred on
242618N 0542758E
242623N 0542741E
242710N 0542640E
242800N 0542605E
An arc 1 NM radius counter clockwise centred on
242840N 0542515E
242938N 0542456E
243143N 0542328E
242754N 0541810E
242411N 0542404E
242505N 0542101E
242737N 0541548E
242626N 0540053E
242800N 0535500E
243500N 0535500E
244536N 0540032E
1500 FT / SFCG126.750
2.2.3.1 General Procedures
2.2.3.1.1 All aircraft operating in a Mandatory Broadcast Zone shall carry two serviceable VHF radios. Additionally, all aircraft operating in a MBZ 3 - ABU DHABI COASTLINE shall carry a serviceable transponder and operate VFR.
2.2.3.1.2 Pilots should broadcast on the appropriate broadcast frequency a minimum of 2 minutes prior to entering the MBZ.
2.2.3.1.3 The initial broadcast call should include at least the following information:
  • Aircraft Call sign
  • Aircraft Type
  • Aircraft current position
  • Entry point into the MBZ
  • Entry level (If on climb or descent or becoming airborne within the MBZ, a clear indication of this should be transmitted)
  • Planned route and intentions
2.2.3.1.4 Any amendments to the information made during the initial broadcast shall be transmitted on the mandatory broadcast frequency and to maintain traffic awareness, flight details should be transmitted once every 10 minutes. Additionally, whilstPilots operatingshall withinmonitor the MBZ 3 - ABU DHABI COASTLINE, flightmandatory details should be transmitted when passing a VRP and/or in response to a broadcast madefrequency byat anotherall pilottimes whichwhilst mayoperating bewithin inthe conflictMBZ.
2.2.3.1.5 Pilots shall monitor the mandatory broadcast frequency at all times whilst operating within the MBZ.Pilots are responsible for maintaining their own separation between them and other traffic operating within the MBZ at all times.
2.2.3.1.6 Aircraft intending to operate in the MBZ without reference to ATC for the flight duration should squawk #A2000. Traffic transiting the area should squawk the last code allocated by the ATC unit prior to entering the MBZ if they plan on communicating again with the same, or another, ATC unit as part of their flight plan.
2.2.3.1.7 Pilots operating within the MBZ planning to enter any control area, shall contact the relevant ATC frequency prior to entering the controlled area to obtain an ATC Clearance. While obtaining a clearance, pilots should continue to monitor the MBZ frequency while within the limits of the MBZ. Pilots are to remain outside of controlled airspace until a joining clearance has been issued by ATC.
2.2.3.1.8 Pilots planning to operate in a MBZ shall nominate a SARTIME prior to departure and ensure that a responsible agent on the ground is tasked to contact the UAE Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC). In the event that the pilot does not communicate with the agent with an operations normal check, before the SARTIME expires and advise the RCC that the flight is subject to an expired SARTIME.
2.2.3.1.9 Pilots shall ensure that if a flight is cancelled, any SARTIME relevant to that flight shall be cancelled.

Note: (SARTIME) A time stated in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), which is passed to a responsible agent, which coincides with a pilot’s plan to complete the flight or leave a Mandatory Broadcast Area and cancel the SARTIME with the agent.

Note : (Responsible Agent) A contactable company representative, who accepts the responsibility to monitor the nominated SARTIME and in the event that the pilot does not cancel the SARTIME by that time, shall contact the UAE (RCC) to report that the pilot has failed to cancel his SARTIME.

2.2.3.1.10 If for any reason the pilot suspects that the MBZ frequency is unserviceable
  • While operating in MBZ 2 - Jumeirah A, MBZ 2 - Jumeirah B or MBZ 2 - Jumeirah C notify Minhad Radar (122.500 MHz)
  • While operating in MBZ - Jazirah notify Ras Al Khaimah Tower (118.250 MHz)
  • While operating in MBZ 3 - ABU DHABI COASTLINE notify ABU DHABI INFORMATION (127.500 MHz)
2.2.3.1.11 Pilots operating within the MBZ 3 - ABU DHABI COASTLINE are responsible for filing a ROSI for any occurrences/incidents with any other traffic, including UAS.
2.2.3.2 Conflict Resolution
2.2.3.2.1 The following general rules are recommended to pilots for the conduct of operations within the MBZ which has an altitude limitation of 2000 FT:
  • Transiting traffic should operate at 1000 FT northbound and 1500 FT southbound.
  • Transiting traffic should also remain west of Sheikh Zayed Road if heading south and to the east of Sheikh Zayed Road if heading north.

Note: Due to the nature of their operation, some aircraft operating in the MBZ will not always follow the guidelines above (e.g. Military, Police and VVIP flights).

2.2.3.2.2 The following general rules are recommended to pilots for the conduct of operations within the MBZ 3 - ABU DHABI COASTLINE :
  • Traffic should operate 1000 FT Eastbound and 1500 FT Westbound.
  • Traffic entering the MBZ from EMN should operate via YIF maintaining 1500 FT outbound.
  • Traffic entering the MBZ from SAN should operate via MIR maintaining 1500 FT outbound.
  • Traffic exiting the MBZ from EMN should operate via YIF maintaining 1000 FT outbound
  • Traffic exiting the MBZ from SAN should operate via MIR maintaining 1000 FT outbound

Note: Due to the nature of their operation, some aircraft operating in the MBZ will not always follow the guidelines above (e.g. Military, Police and VVIP flights).

2.2.3.3 Special Use Airspace
  • Operators must pay special attention to NOTAM regarding the activation times of special use airspace contained within the MBZ.
  • When the Temporary Restricted Area established for parachuting operations at the Palm Jumeirah is active, aircraft shall contact SkydiveDubai for approval to enter.
2.2.3.4 Emergency
  1. In the event of an emergency, a pilot may squawk code 7700 and request assistance, as follows:
    • While operating in MBZ 2 - Jumeirah A, MBZ 2 - Jumeirah B or MBZ 2 - Jumeirah C contact Minhad Radar (122.500 MHz)
    • While operating in MBZ - Jazirah contact Ras Al Khaimah Tower (118.250 MHz)
    • While operating in MBZ 3 - ABU DHABI COASTLINE contact ABU DHABI INFORMATION (127.500 MHz).
  2. Aircraft experiencing a RCF while operating in MBZ 3 - ABU DHABI COASTLINE, shall squawk code 7600 and contact ABU DHABI APPROACH / ABU DHABI TOWER (+971 2 575 7340)
2.2.4 General Aviation Area.

All aircraft operating within OMG - 001 will be under the control of SAS AL NAKHL TWR. Activation will be coordinated on a tactical basis subject to approval of OMAA TWR.

AreaUpper Limit / Lower LimitClassUnit Providing ServiceRadio Call Sign (languages)
Frequency (MHZ)
OMG - 001
242807N 0543040E
242825N 0543159E
242634N 0543252E
242807N 0543040E
1000 FT / SFCGSAS AL NAKHL TWRSAS TOWER
(English)
128.925