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Script Approval Form

Script approval must be obtained prior to submitting an application for a filming permit

For all films and TV series filming in any public, semi government or private locations, script approval must be obtained prior to submitting an application for a filming permit. 

Script Approval Form (for scripted films, TV series and documentaries only) download

Arabic productions must submit a full script in Arabic. All other productions must submit full scripts in English. The entire script should be submitted, even if only a sequence or song is filmed in Dubai. One spirally bound hard copy of the script and one soft copy (on CD or USB) must be submitted to the address below. The soft copy also may be submitted by email to info@filmdubai.gov.ae with “Script Approval Request” in the subject line.

Dubai Film and TV Commission
Script Approvals Department
P.O. Box 53777
Dubai, UAE

 

Script approval takes up to 25 business days to be issued. Please note that in the UAE, business days are Sunday through Thursday, with Friday and Saturday as weekend days. The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) will contact you as soon as an approval has been granted. DFTC strictly ensures the confidentiality of each script. For more information regarding script approvals, see Terms and Conditions section.