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Dubai Studio City is part of TECOM Investments and was established in line with Dubai Media City, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai Internet City and International Media Production Zone. Dubai Studio City provides the right infrastructure, facilities, human resources and a vibrant business environment to support the growth of broadcasting industry including movie production, television or music production.

The Government of Dubai initiated Dubai Studio City in order to cater to the production demand of the MENA region. Dubai Studio City has a goal to build a large movie studio like Hollywood in the region. With the objective to support the growth of the broadcast, movie, television and music production industries, Dubai Studio City is becoming an ultra-modern broadcasting hub integrating every component under one roof. In other words, Dubai Studio City is set to be a place where you can shoot a movie from start to finish in one location.

Dubai Studio City will be a full community area with residential buildings, hotels, leisure centres, schools and training institutes. Thus, Dubai Studio City serves as a one-stop destination with its excellent infrastructure for professionals in movie, television and music production industries. It also provides a unique networking environment for creative people in the same industries.

Dubai Studio City is one of three business parks along with Dubai Media City and International Media Production Zone under the Media Cluster of TECOM Investments. DSC’s objective is to provide platforms to grow the media sector and create opportunities for learning and innovation.

Incentives of Dubai Studio City

There are many advantages of being one of the primary investors in Dubai Studio City. It is one of the best destinations to invest in the fastest-growing broadcast and media production industry. DSC has a free zone status and offers full free zone benefits to its member companies such as:
  • 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
  • Simplified incorporation process
  • Hassle-free company laws and legal framework
  • 24-hour visa services
  • Quick access to knowledge workers due to fast-track immigration process
  • No custom duties

Dubai Studio City welcomes companies from the broadcast, movie, television and music production industries to establish their presence here. The activities Dubai Studio City promotes include production, backlots and sets, recording studios, water tanks, production offices, sound stages - TV and film, equipment rental, catering facilities, modelling and casting agencies, post production facilities, labs and telecine, printing facilities, online and offline editing suites, animation and SFX studios, specialised sound studios, set construction workshops, ancillary services like green room facilities, prop shops, etc.

Dubai as a Filmmaking Destination

Dubai’s attractive scenes and fabulous buildings frequently attract filmmakers from all over the world including Hollywood and Bollywood. According to the Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), there have been more than 6000 films produced in Dubai since 2005 including the following Hollywood bestsellers: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011), Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (2010), The Kingdom (2007), Syriana (2005). In addition, Dubai initiated the annual Dubai International Film Festival in December 2004, which is gaining strong popularity year by year. Many prominent film personalities and actors attend the festival making Dubai a filmmaking destination on the world film map.

Our Expertise

At Mimo Legal Consulting we have the expertise you need to setup your business in the UAE. We will help you to choose the right legal structure and license based on your requirements and business objectives. We also assist you in opening your bank account and acquiring residency visas in the UAE. If you are interested in setting up your business in the UAE, please contact us for further information.

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