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DON’T GET FINED

In order to apply for a filming permit, you must have a valid United Arab Emirates production trade license. Any individuals, companies or entities that do not have a valid UAE production trade license can either apply to obtain a license or partner with a UAE-licensed production company to obtain a filming permit.

Failing to comply could land you with a fine or even a prison sentence.

25,000 AED Fine:

  • Filming without permission

15,000 AED Fine:

  • Filming without location permission

25,000 AED Fine:

  • Filming for different activities than mentioned in the permit

20,000 AED Fine:

  • Member of the production house not present on set

  • Damage to property, littering, blocking pathways or roads without permission, building sets or structures without permission and filming aerial without permission from the concerned parties


DUBAI ONLINE FILM PERMIT

Apply with Red Monkey Productions an authorised production partner


Complete this application form below: Once the form has been submitted, we will contact you within one working day with further instructions. To fast track your application, please call us direct +971504166781

NB: Dubai Film & TV Commission Lead Time: 5 Days

Please follow steps 1 - 20 below:

5. Contact Name *
5. Contact Name
8. Address *
8. Address
9. Start date of shoot *
9. Start date of shoot
10. End date of shoot *
10. End date of shoot
Accommodation Budget Appx
Airline Budget Appx
Catering Budget Appx
Equipment Budget Appx
Locations Budget Appx
Transportation Budget Appx
Overall Dubai Budget Appx
DOCUMENT UPLOAD
NOTE: Please re-name all files to include your project name before uploading to ensure your files are bundled correctly Ex:project-name-crew-list.pdf
15. CREW LISTUPLOAD
Excel or PDF Maximum Size 2MB INCLUDE: First Name: Family Name: Job Title / Position: Date of Birth: Nationality: Contact Number:
16. CREW PASSPORTSUPLOAD
JPEG or PDF Maximum Size 2MB
17. STORY BOARD & SCRIPTUPLOAD
Word or PDF Maximum Size 2MB
18. LOCATIONSUPLOAD
Name of location, address, specific location details - Word or PDF Maximum Size 2MB
19. NOC COMMISSIONING LETTERUPLOAD
Word or PDF Maximum Size 2MB - Non Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by the client in favor of the Production Company. - Copy & Paste Example: To whom it may concern. This is to confirm that COMPANY NAME, COMPANY ADDRESS and COMPANY LICENSE NO# has commissioned Red Monkey Productions LLC, CR6194/2015, for the production of PROJECT NAME, on DATE to facilitate location film permits issued under UAE Film and TV Commissions.
20. COMPANY PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCEUPLOAD
PDF Maximum Size 2MB
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DUBAI: FEES & PAYMENTS

AED 520 Dubai Film and TV Commission single application processing Fee (non-refundable)

A single application includes permit requests for multiple days and locations.

AED 2,500 Public Location Fee - Up to 3 - 30 days

For Private & Semi Government locations, the fee will range from NO CHARGE to a maximum charge of AED 25,000 per day

AED 500 Red Monkey facility fee

AED 1,000 per day RM representative present on set.

* Fees are payable in advance via online payment.

* Prices exclusive of 5% VAT

* 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.


Dubai Film and TV Commission

How to Film in Dubai

Permit Fees

Terms and Conditions

Location Fees vary between Government Location, Public Location, Private Location or Semi Government Location.

If your location is private with no general public administration and you have obtained permission from the owner, you do not require a filming permit.


Negotiation with Location Owners

To film in private locations such as residential properties, you will need to apply directly to the property owner to obtain written permission.


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With Expo2020 just just around the corner, Dubai is expected to attract major media from all over the world.

There will be more than 200 participants including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses and educational institutions. To date, 190 nations from across the world have confirmed their participation at Expo 2020.

Expo 2020 Dubai invites the world’s media to submit their expression of interest for media accreditation