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United Arab Emirates

The Emirates are famous for their unique, cutting edge modern architecture. Dubai is the main business centre and film production hub. Abu Dhabi is the capital and main cultural centre. The Emirates also offer beautiful natural looks including white sand beaches, desert sand dunes, wadis and rocky mountains. The Emirates are one of the more expensive countries in the Middle East. Hotels during peak season can get very expensive. Standard shoot day costs are comparable with South Africa. The Emirates has a good pool of local and expat directors, directors of photography and stills photographers. Many experienced foreign crew have relocated to Dubai so there is a good depth of impressive locally based crews. Both key and supporting crews speak fluent English and work to an international standard. Crews are non-union.

Rebate: 25% Cashback

Temperature: 14 to 41 Degrees

Avg. Rainfall: 98mm

Easy Permissions

Diverse Locations


UAE offers a cash-back rebate of up to 25% for qualifying productions.


UAE ranks 21st in the World Bank’s ease of business index, where a limited bureaucracy works fast alongside a visitor-friendly visa system. The crime rate is zero and permissions are easily attainable.


​Green Hills | Snow Mountains | ​Beaches | ​Temperate Rainforest | Green Plains | Dry Lands | Semi Desert | Plateau | ​Glacier | Alpine Forest | Lakes | Deciduous | Forests | ​Rivers


To know more about Country, Recent Productions, Tax Incentives, Permits, Locations, Studios, Facilities, Equipment, Crew, Legal Compliance, Regulations, Filming Laws, Co-Productions, Tax Rebates, Ethic Compliance, Partnership Agreements, Financing Options, Refund Process, Government Support, State promotion schemes, Equipment, Local Film Professionals, Versatile Locations contact us at

For specific and categorized locations such as castles, parks, public buildings, transport, rural, nature, hotels, beaches, residential buildings, infrastructure, streets, medieval architecture etc. please contact us.

Discuss the shots and let us give you the perfect locations for a defined budget anywhere in the world. 

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