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Aerial Applications


Filming Eligibility

The following applicants must download and complete the below forms:

  • Broadcasters  
  • Publication Houses


Permit applications must be submitted a minimum of seven (7) business days prior to the first filming day. Our working week is Sunday through Thursday from 08:00AM to 04:30PM.

Required Documents

Production Company must submit the following documents and fees along with your completed permit application:

  • Valid UAE Production Trade License
  • Valid Passport and Visa Copies of Crew Members involved in the aerial filming only
  • Commissioning letter issued by the Client in favor of the Production Company  
  • English download, Arabic download
  • No Objection Certificate issued by location owners
  • Script, Storyboard or Synopsis
  • Provide preferred filming location in google map, example
  • Registration of Drone with DCAA
  • Registration card of the drone operator
  • Documents proving the international drone operator had training
  • 500 AED* Processing Fee
  • Location filming fees
  • DFTC Application Form  download
  • Ministry of Defense Form download


Ministry of Defense

  • Payment must be done at Ministry of Defense office located in Al Seef Road behind British Embassy map
  • Contact details: +971 4 3532222.

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

  • DFTC filming permit
  • Ministry of Defense approval
  • To apply for DCAA NOC, visit their website DCAA
  • Email:
  • Contact details: 800 83222

For more information, feel free to contact through or +971 4 360 2022