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By Admin on May 24, 2023
Dubai Film Commission Permits

Permits required in UAE for events and film shoots are as follows:

  1. DTCM (Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing) - Events: This permit is required for organizing events in Dubai. You can find more information on their official website at
  2. DFTC (Dubai Film and TV Commission) - Film: This permit is necessary for film shoots in Dubai. The DFTC facilitates the process for film production in the city. Visit their website at for more details.
  3. Dubai Police - Special Police Services (SPS): The Dubai Police provide special services related to security and safety during events and film shoots. You can contact them at for further inquiries.
  4. Dubai Civil Defence: This permit is required to ensure fire safety and compliance during events and film shoots. It involves securing the location and implementing safety measures. Respect the uniform used by Dubai Civil Defence personnel.
  5. RTA (Roads and Transport Authority): For events and film shoots that involve road closures, traffic management, or transportation arrangements, permits from the RTA are necessary.
  6. Dubai Customs - Temporary Admission Process: If you need to temporarily import equipment or props for your event or film shoot, you must follow the temporary admission process established by Dubai Customs.
  7. Dubai Municipality: For outdoor events taking place in parks, beaches, lakes, or other public areas, permits from Dubai Municipality are required. You can find more information on their website at Contact,, or for specific inquiries.
  8. Dubai Civil Aviation Authority: If you plan to use drones for aerial filming, you need to obtain permits from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. Visit their website at for more information.
  9. Dubai Animal Welfare: If your event or film shoot involves animals, you may need an animal permit from Dubai Animal Welfare. Details can be found at

It's important to note that specific requirements and procedures may vary for each permit, and it is advisable to contact the respective authorities or visit their official websites for detailed information and guidance regarding the permit application process.