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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 developments
  • 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 services.

In collaboration with business partners, Dubai Studio City will offer:

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 Services

  • 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 Infrastructure

  • 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 performances
  • 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 professionals.

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 restrictions
  • 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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