Filming in Abu Dhabi

Permits


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

Customs 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