Dubai Studio City

Setup Business in Dubai Studio City
Dubai Studio City

Launched in 2005, Dubai Studio City (DSC) is a global business community that provides cutting-edge facilities and services to companies across the broadcasting, film production, TV, music and entertainment sectors. DSC provides an all-in-one solution to facilitate an easy, efficient and innovative production process, meeting creative needs and offering outstanding production services, the largest sound stages in the region, backlots, sets, water tanks, production offices, recording studios and offices.

Spread across 22 million sq.ft, DSC caters to companies by offering services for the film and broadcast production value chain such as production and post-production facilities, recording studios and ancillary services.

DSC allows three legal structures for conducting a business:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC): a separate legal entity, with shareholders as individuals and/or corporates. The minimum capital requirement for incorporation depends on the business activity.

  • Branch of Foreign or UAE Company: a legally dependent entity that is part of the parent company. It conducts all or some of the operations inherent in the parent’s business. Share capital is not required.

  • Freelance Permit: that offers the ability to operate as a freelance professional and as a sole practitioner. It enables to conduct the business in the birth name as opposed to a brand name.

Areas of Business:

  • Broadcasting TV: TV Station-Satellite

  • Broadcasting TV: TV Network Satellite

  • Broadcasting TV: TV Station-Terrestrial

  • Broadcasting TV: TV Network/Terrestrial

  • Broadcasting TV: IP Streaming/Internet TV

  • Broadcasting TV: Over the Top Video Content

  • Broadcasting Radio: Radio Station-Satellite

  • Broadcasting Radio: Radio NetworkSatellite

  • Broadcasting Radio: Radio StationTerrestrial

  • Broadcasting Radio: Radio NetworkTerrestrial

  • Broadcasting Radio: IP Streaming/Internet Radio

  • Broadcast Support Services

  • Broadcast Service Providers

  • Digital Content Creation

  • Film Support Services

  • Production (Film/ TV and Radio)

  • Production Support Services

  • Music and Entertainment

  • Themed Amusement and Recreation Activities

Dubai Studio City Benefits:

  • 100% corporate tax exemption

  • 100% personal income tax exemption

  • 100% foreign company ownership

  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits

  • Networking opportunities

  • Cutting-edge infrastructure

  • Strategic location

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