Dubai Studio City

Business Setup in Dubai Studio City (DSC)

Dubai Studio City (DSC), part of DCCA is located opposite Arabian Ranches, and focuses on the region’s various production needs, including professional studios, sound stages, and backlots. DSC provides an all-inclusive location to serve the innovative and complex needs of the production process, across the broadcasting, film production, TV, music, and entertainment sectors.

DSC offers free zone company formation in Dubai in order to build a community of likeminded professionals and offer outstanding production services, (including the largest sound stages in the region), backlots, sets, water tanks, production offices, recording studios, offices and workshops housed in DSC’s broadcast centre. Studios can be pre-built whilst the business centre caters to freelancers. DSC will also provide a learning platform with film and television academies on-site. Other features include location approval services, entertainment and retail spaces, and hotels and residential facilities to accommodate crews and casts.


With a wide variety of spaces for businesses of all sizes, DSC offers standard utilities and access to a large underground parking garage, with options including:

DSC Properties Available

Commercial Offices
For companies considering business setup in UAE, DSC offers small, independent offices for lease in a building cluster with a community setting. The community provides access to a full range of facilities and services, all conveniently located within the DSC complex, and with excellent views of DSC’s outdoor water feature and amphitheater.

Boutique Studios
For audio/visual media companies that require free zone business setup, DSC has a wide variety of studios for lease with easy access to sound stage facilities.

Workshops in DSC are located next to the sound stage complex and can accommodate a wide variety of set construction and preparation requirements with easy access to sets and other props to aid with day-to-day shooting.

Production Offices
Production companies looking for free zone business setup in Dubai can choose from dedicated offices attached to sound stages and with access to back-of-the-house facilities. Businesses can choose an open-plan office layout, featuring office cubicles, meeting rooms, and an ICT infrastructure.

DSC’s immense backlot covers over 3 million square feet. The backlot is located adjacent to the DSC film complex, which makes it perfect for outdoor shoots, large-scale filming and TV productions, and commercial photography shoots.

Water Tanks
Two DSC sound stages have indoor water tanks for underwater scenes and action sequences. The tanks are built to international industry standards and are suitable for film, TV and commercial productions.

Business Centre
DSC hosts a business centre with fully furnished and serviced offices as a cost-effective option for free zone company formation in UAE. The business centre is ideal for media professionals, freelancers, and SMEs who want a free zone business setup in Dubai.

DSC’s business centre’s services include:

  • Guest reception services
  • Office management and maintenance
  • Air-conditioning, lighting and power
  • 24-hour security
  • Daily collection and distribution of mail and faxes
  • Access to local daily Arabic and English newspapers
  • Access to meeting rooms and fully equipped boardrooms