Dubai Location Approval

Location Approval Services

Icon Art Production offers expert location approval services in Dubai, ensuring your film, TV, or event production meets all local regulations and obtains the necessary permits. Our experienced team handles the entire approval process, from application to final authorization.

We Work for you to get approval for all kind of media production approvals by facilitating all permits necessary for shooting from the Government and Private sectors

Our Location Approval Services Include:

  • Permit Application: Assisting with the preparation and submission of permit applications.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring all filming activities comply with local laws and regulations.
  • Location Scouting: Identifying and securing suitable filming locations.
  • Coordination with Authorities: Liaising with local authorities to expedite the approval process.
  • Logistical Support: Providing comprehensive support to manage all location-related logistics.

Conditions and Documents required for submission with the Application Form:

  • Ensure that the Script is either in English or Arabic Language (scripts in other languages must be translated by a Legal Translator or bear the stamp of a Legal Translation Office).
  • Attach a final revised Script with detailed shot reviews of every scene intended for shooting/filming in Dubai / UAE.
  • Requests for Photo Shoots or Films without scripts require a minimum of 3 days for processing.
  • It is mandatory for the applicant to follow all the rules and regulations of UAE.
  • It is mandatory for all shoots to have full insurance covering - Crew, Equipment, Locations and Workmen compensation After the submission of a final revised script with this form, no changes on the script will be accepted.
  • Attach photocopies of all crew members' passports and a copy of the Company's Trade License with this form.
  • The filming company and crew must take all necessary precautions of general safety and security. It is PROHIBITED to shoot in Restricted Areas such as Government Departments, Ministries, Royal Palaces, Military Outposts and Oil Refineries.
  • It is PROHIBITED to shoot any scenes projecting disrespect to social perspectives, culture and values of the UAE.
  • Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority reserve the right to request additional documents whenever they find necessary.
  • Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority reserve the right to reject any application without verifications.
  • It is PROHIBITED to shoot any scene that may reflect unethically or negatively upon any economical, political or ideological issues.
  • Requests for Photo Shoots or Films with scripts require a minimum of 15 days for processing.
  • Please submit a NO OBJECTION LETTER issued by the original company that commissioned this shooting / filming project, clearly stating that they do not object to your company conducting the shooting
  • The production company is permitted to shoot ONLY in the specified areas of request. To shoot in any private retail or commercial area, permission must be obtained directly from the owners of the retail and/or commercial outlets.
  • The process for organizing filming permits always takes time, as each project has to be approved by the authorities. Please do not arrange to bring crews to Dubai UAE or surrounding region to film unless you have filming permit.If you try to film without a valid permit you will be stopped by the police. We are happy to advise you on the permit application process or can act as your Line Producers on your behalf.

Ensure a smooth and compliant production experience with Icon Art Production's location approval services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with your filming location needs.


I am delighted to share my experience of working with Icon art production  over the past ten years. As a long-standing partner, I have continually been impressed by the exceptional service and unwavering support they provide.

From the very beginning, Icon art production has proven to be an invaluable asset to our projects. Their state-of-the-art studio spaces are not only well-maintained but also equipped with the latest technology, ensuring that our production quality is always top-notch. The versatility and convenience of their facilities have allowed us to bring our creative visions to life without any logistical hiccups.

Moreover, the camera equipment rentals offered by Icon art production have been a game-changer for us. Their inventory is extensive, featuring the latest models and cutting-edge technology. The equipment is always in impeccable condition, and the team at Icon art production. goes above and beyond to ensure that we have everything we need, when we need it.

One of the standout aspects of working with Icon House is their dedicated and highly skilled manpower. The crew members are not only experts in their respective fields but also incredibly professional and easy to work with. Their commitment to excellence and their collaborative spirit have significantly contributed to the success of our productions.

Over the past decade, Icon art production. has consistently demonstrated reliability, innovation, and a genuine passion for the craft of filmmaking. Their comprehensive support and attention to detail have made them an indispensable partner for us. We look forward to many more years of fruitful collaboration with Icon art production. whom we consider a part of our production family now.

Kalyan Chakravarthy
Kalyan Chakravarthy

Creative Director/ Producer


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