UAE - Abu Dhabi

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

Administrative Guidance

Rebate Guidelines

Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC)



30% Rebate

Project Criteria

$200K USD (film); $50K USD (TV); $70K post (film); $10K post (TV)

$5M USD (film); $1M (TV); $250K post (film); $150K post (TV)

Qualified Spend

Goods and services much be provided in Abu Dhabi.

  • Below-the-Line
  • Above-the-Line (only passport holders of Arab League states up to $50K)
Program Guidelines




Additional Considerations

Applicant must obtain an interim certificate during pre-production.

Applicant must obtain a final certificate within 90 days of completion of all production.