If we go off common copyright laws, since you took the image, you own the rights to the image. However, Be wary of UAE’s photography laws, lawyers say.
“In most of the areas, like public areas, there is a sign that you cannot take a photo,” he said, referring to restricted areas.
People taking photographs should be aware of which areas are restricted, said Imraan Dudhia, a South African photographer and workshops manager at Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai.
Military areas, palaces, courts, Government buildings and certain bridges should be avoided, he said, saying this was similar to rules elsewhere.
So basically, if you take a picture of military areas, palaces, courts, or government buildingss, you might have to pay a fine (a man had to pay Dh500).
You should also ask permission before taking pictures of others.