I had problems with usage of my professional video camera in Egypt in Cairo and on Pyramids. Our guide said that with this big camera I will look like journalist and it is better not to use it now in Cairo. He also said that on Pyramids to use my camera I need 700$ license. But for small amateur video camera – no problem.
I need to say, that even at home – in the USA – I was not permitted to use the camera on Empire State Building in New York.
What about United Arab Emirates? It looks like video and photo activities have many restrictions there. May be just not to take professional camera and take small amateur to the tour? Both of them are 3D – so not so much to lose.