Filming in Abu Dhabi

We are here to help you with all the permits required to film in Abu Dhabi

The Permits You Need to Film in Abu Dhabi

The Permits You Need to Film in Abu Dhabi

We are here to help you with all the permits required to film in Abu Dhabi

Script/Treatment clearance requirements:
All scripts, treatments, storyboards, and series synopsis need to be approved by the National Media Council in advance of any production.
Duration: depends on the size of the treatment – average of 2 to 3 weeks.
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Public and Private Ground permits requirements:
Complete ground filming permit application and submit to Abu Dhabi Film Commission.To film in private locations such as residential properties, you will need to apply directly to the property owner to obtain written permission.
Duration: average of 15 to 20 working days
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Aerial permit requirements:
Complete aerial filming permit application and submit to Abu Dhabi Film Commission
Duration: average of 25 to 30 working days
Download form  •  Aerial Photography License Application

Customs:
Non-wireless equipment
Complete Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) type approval form and Abu Dhabi Film Commission customs clearance form and submit to ADFC.
Duration: 5 working days
Download form  •  Download ADFC Customs Form

Wireless equipment
Complete TRA type approval form and ADFC customs clearance form and submit to ADFC. twofour54 will apply for a temporary spectrum authorization.
Duration: 5 working days
Download form  •  Download ADFC Customs Form