Dubai Studio City

About Studio City

Directors, producers and investors in the entertainment sector – Dubai Studio City is the haven for starting up your production house!

Dubai Studio City (DSC) is among the several media driven initiatives in the country and is a global hub for all things production, broadcasting and entertainment. Companies and businesses in the music industry, television, production houses, radio broadcasting etc will find themselves fitting perfectly in to the environment of this free zone. DSC provides state-of-the-art infrastructure and purpose-built facilities including the largest sound stages in the Middle East that have supported major cinema projects including Star Trek Beyond and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

They also offer pre-built studios, sound stages, warehouses, workshops, office spaces, latest satellite communication facilities and much more which makes it easy for film makers, producers and crew to have hassle-free filming in the city. DSC also hosts an annual Dubai Global Movie festival.

Special Features of DSC:

###Boutique Studios The perfect fit for TV stations and production companies, these boutique studios offer office spaces with attached studios for recording etc. This gives you the option to rent the entire building (ground plus two floors) with all the amenities easily accessible in one place.

Sound Stages

DSC has the middle east’s biggest and the most sophisticated sound stages built with advanced filming facilities. The sound stages have 5 state-of-the-art Green rooms, each with its own setup and high-tech equipment. They also have a lively space to hold auditions, team meetings, makeup and wardrobe sessions and office spaces that can accommodate the film crew throughout the project duration.

Main benefits of a business set up in DSC

  • Best set up and facilities for media and entertainment industry
  • High-end technology that has been used by Hollywood (Mission Impossible franchise and Star Trek)
  • A residential area with consideration for family and schools
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • No corporate or income taxes
  • No import export taxes
  • No trade barriers

Company formation in DSC

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)
  • Branch office
  • Freelancer

Types of licenses available in DSC

  • Commercial license
  • Freelance permit

Different Business Activities Permitted In DSC

  • Animation
  • Broadcast services
  • Radio station-satellite
  • IP streaming
  • TV network-satellite
  • Film support service
  • Music and entertainment
  • Production (TV, film, and radio)
  • Themed amusement and recreational activities
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