Filming Permit
To request authorization to photograph, film and make documentaries about the UAE, to conduct TV interviews, to enter equipment for filming purposes and media use in the United Arab Emirates must be addressed to: 
 
The National Media Council
 
Tel: 011-971-2-445-2922
Fax: 011-9712-445-0458
Director General: Ibrahim Al AbedHead of Media Affairs: Mrs. Ikhlas Istambli
 
 
 
The request should include the following items:
 
1. Official letter from the relevant organization/media outlet providing details about the  proposed project
 
2. List of all crew members’ names and their designation/position
 
3. Scanned passport copies of all crew members (jpg format)
 
4. Scanned photographs of all crew members (jpg format)
 
5. Complete equipment list, including serial numbers (if available)
 
6. A detailed flight itinerary, including arrival and departure dates and flight number(s)
 
7. Competed Earth Photography form (Please include all places where you are hoping to film)
 
8. Background information about the film project – including the name of the programme, date of when it is expected to be aired
 
9. If filming in Dubai, please complete the Dubai Studio City ‘Location Approval Form’
 
10. Please note that the request must be sent to the above-mentioned National Media Council for approval at least 3 weeks prior to the arrival date of the media team in order to issue the filming permit from the concerned authorities in the United Arab Emirates.