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Dubai Studio City (DSC)

offers the right combination of planned
infrastructure, talent pool and the dynamic business environment to
support the growth of broadcast, movie, television and music production
companies in the Middle East region. The business park offers free zone
benefits of 100% business ownership and a tax free income in addition to
networking opportunities, venue management services, industry building programmes and government services.

Spread across 22 million sq.ft, DSC features pre-built studios, sound
stages, warehouses, workshops, office spaces, latest satellite
communication facilities, backlots and stage areas. DSC caters to
companies offering services from the film and broadcast production value
chain such as production & post-production facilities, recording studios
and ancillary services. Businesses from the following sectors may apply
to become part of the DSC business community: Broadcast, Production,
Music and Entertainment.

Film Destination

Dubai has a grand vision for the future and the resources to make
that vision a reality. Time and again, Dubai has made the impossible
possible and it is now all set to take the world by storm with its new
projects. Here is just a brief glimpse of some of the ground-breaking
developments which are sure to catch the eye of film makers worldwide.

  • Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest tower
  • The Palm – a luxurious palm-tree shaped resort island
  • The World – 300 private islands in the shape of continents
  • Ski Dome – an indoor ski resort with a Penguinarium
  • Restless Planet – a dinosaur park with simulated earthquakes
  • Dubai Sports City – a complex with stadiums and academies
  • Dubai Marina – one of the world’s largest waterfront property
  • Falcon City of Wonders – life-size replicas of the Seven Wonders of
    the World

The Entertainment Hub

Aptly situated inside the attraction-filled Dubailand, Dubai Studio
City will soon become the entertainment hub of the regional
audio-visual industry with its wide range of infrastructure and

In collaboration with business partners, Dubai Studio City will

Ideal Workspace

  • Boutique Office Studios that provide an excellent environment
    for independent

    production companies

  • Custom-sized plots for companies to build their own studios
    and facilities
  • Residential Areas: For executives and support staff


Access to Talent

  • Business Centre: For highly skilled TV and film freelancers
  • Film schools with accredited programs and training institutes
    that offer workshops and short courses to groom talent

Business and Operational Support

  • Facilities Management
  • Satellite Communication Services: Samacom is the Registered
    integrated satellite services provider through which companies can
    uplink and downlink content and live feeds. It also allows the
    broadcasting community to leverage operating cost savings through
    the use of shared facilities and infrastructure
  • Production Equipment Rental

Supportive Environment and

  • A vibrant entertainment centre with a cinema complex,
    restaurants, theatres and

    boulevard lined with retail stores

  • 10,000-seat amphitheatre for large scale musical productions
  • 1500 and 3500-seat open-air amphitheatres for smaller scale
  • On campus hotels and apartments to accommodate cast and crew
  • Proximity to promising projects like Dubai Sports City, The
    Autodrome, Aqua Dubai,

    Dubai Bazaar in Dubailand and the Polo Club & Golf Course in
    Arabian Ranches

  • Film Production Complex: Sound stages, workshops, backlots,
    storage areas

    and prop shops

  • Conference facilities, Screening Theatres and Exhibition Areas

Location Approval Services (LAS) for
Media Production:

Shooting made simpler

To expedite film shoots, Dubai Studio City will offer Location
Approval Services. This department will provide service and support,
right from initial contact to the close of production. It will
include location scouting, talent search, affordable crew
accommodation and arrangement of all necessary approvals and
permissions, visas and airline bookings. To guarantee quick access
to talent, it will offer a single window service to provide visas in
24 hours for crew and a fast-track immigration process for

Scripted to succeed

The advantages of being one of the primary investors in this focused
development cannot be ignored. With the quantum leap in the number
of TV channels, the fastest-growing media industry in the world
today is TV Content Production and Distribution. Animation films
have become a force to reckon with, after breaking box office
records time and again. The music industry too is reinventing itself
for the digital age as portable devices become more popular.

In such a pulsating scenario, it makes sound business sense to
invest in a cost-competitive development like Dubai Studio City
which has the potential to make history. As a business partner, you
will enjoy benefits like:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% exemption from personal, income and corporate taxes
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits with no currency
  • Opportunity to channel the vast amount of untapped wealth from
    local investors for project finance and long-term investment
  • Channel development opportunities

Dubai Studio City invites companies offering services from the
film and broadcast production value chain to set up their facilities
here. These would include Production, Sound Stages – TV & Film,
Backlots & Sets, Water tanks, Recording Studios, Production Offices,
Ancillary services like Green Room facilities, prop shops, etc.,
Equipment Rental, Trailers and transportation facilities, Catering
facilities, Modelling and casting agencies, Post production
Facilities, Labs & Telecine, Printing Facilities, Online and Offline
Editing Suites, Animation and SFX Studios, Specialised Sound
Studios, Set Construction Workshops, Stunt Shops & special gear,
Warehouses – equipment rental, storage of props and sets.

DSC invites best-in-class audio-visual media companies by providing
internationally benchmarked infrastructure, talent, and services.
Designed to accelerate the growth of the broadcast, film, television
and music production industries, DSC is an ultra-modern facility
integrating every component of content production and broadcast
under one roof. Spread across 22 million sq.ft. DSC hosts offers
customized real estate specifically built for production,
post-production, and broadcasting, such as studios, sound stages,
and commercial offices. Its services include satellite uplink,
digital distribution of content, industry networking opportunities,
film permits for shooting in Dubai, production and location
assistance, and short-term and long-term visa facilitation.

  • Boutique Studios
  • Soundstages
  • Commercial Space

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