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Permit Fees

Application Processing Fee

There is a non-refundable processing fee of AED 500 per application.  A single application can include permit requests for multiple days and locations. 

Location Fees

Standard location fees for all public and most private locations in Dubai are defined as per Executive Decision No. 50, issued in 2014 by Dubai Government Executive Council, which established the Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC).

Public Locations

The location fees for public locations depend on the type of project, please see below fee matrix for further details.

Private Locations

The location fees for private locations are charged at a maximum of AED 25,000 per day. The final fee will be at the discretion of the location owner and may vary depending upon demand and production requirements. All private locations reserve the right to pass onto the production company any additional fees incurred by the location during filming, such as clean-up, security and additional services.

All semi government and private locations reserve the right to pass onto the production company any additional fees incurred by the location during filming, such as clean-up, security and additional services.

Permit Fees Index

Production Type

Commissioning Entity

Location Fees (AED)

Permit Duration

 

Scripted Long-Form

Films, TV series, documentaries

UAE licensed production company or UAE licensed broadcaster

2,500 up to 30 days

 

Unscripted Long-Form

Reality shows, magazine shows, lifestyle, formats

UAE licensed production company or UAE licensed broadcaster

2,500 up to 30 days

 

News

News and current events

UAE licensed broadcaster commissioning UAE licensed production company or publisher

0 up to 30 days

Broadcaster from abroad commissioning UAE licensed production company or publisher

2,500 up to 14 days

 

Advertisements

Advertisements for TV and online

UAE licensed production company 2,500 up to 3 days

 

Corporate Content

Corporate videos and footage

UAE licensed production company

2,500 up to 7 days

Still shoots or video footage of city

UAE licensed production company or UAE licensed broadcaster

2,500 up to 14 days

 

Aerial Shoots

Still shoots or video footage for any production type

UAE licensed production company or UAE licensed broadcaster

0 up to 7 days