Exclusively available to Business Centre Partners is the ability to operate as a freelance professional. The Freelance Permit identifies you as a sole practitioner and enables you to conduct your business in your birth name as opposed to a brand name.

Who Can be a Freelancer

Freelancers License Segment also applies to Dubai Studio City and International Media Production Zone


A person taking an acting role in a film, TV programme, commercial or an event.


A person specialized in one of the visual or fine arts, such as painting, sculpting or singing.


A person who creates characters for animation and produces these animations in motion pictures, video games or animation design.

Audio / Sound Engineer

A personal responsible for the technical aspects of a sound recording system or sound broadcast.


A person in charge of photography and motion pictures using all types of camera equipment.


A person who creates original dances and develop new interpretations of existing dances.

Commentators: Radio, Events, Sports, Television

A person who acts as a commentator, journalist or opinion maker to readers viewers and listeners.


A person who creates original music.


A person who creates written aspects to productions such as original catch phrases, slogans and strap-lines, write advertisements, brochures, sales and promotion materials.

Critics: Music, Film, Theatre

A person providing documented feedback on industry on goings.

Director: Film, Television, Music, Theatre

A person who is responsible for the creative decisions of a production.

Graphic Designer

A person who creates and arranges images to communicate a message, including logo design, 3D design, product decoration, packaging, signs, identities, etc.


A person writing articles and reports for broadcast or publication media such as newspapers, television, radio, magazines, documentary film and the Internet.

Lighting Technician

A person skilled in setting the mood, and who shapes and moulds the visual image captured on the television, on film and on video using lighting effects.

Media Planner

A person who translates a client’s marketing objectives into a media plan by identifying the most appropriate target audience(s) and the advertising media.

Media Representative

A person who acts as an independent representative and who is primarily engaged in selling media time or space for media owners in print, TV, Radio, and electronic media.

Music Director

A person who conducts, directs, plans and leads instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups.


A person who plays a musical instrument for a profession.


A person who uses still photography as a medium to communicate ideas and express opinions.


A person specialising in collecting photographic news content, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast.

Presenter (TV/Radio)

A person who presents content and news on radio or TV.


A person who oversees the business and financial decisions for a motion picture including obtaining resources, creating scripts, and overseeing production.


A person who creates the written material for television, radio, theatre and film productions.

Set and Exhibit Designer

A person who designs and creates sets for movies, television and theatre productions and special exhibition displays.

Special Effects Producer

A multi-media artist who creates special effects or other visual images on film, video or other electronic medial.


A person who composes all types of creative literature including novels, children‟s literature, plays and poetry.


A person certified by a competent authority to convert written materials from one language into another.

New Media Specialist

A person who provides technical advice linking new media to equipment or any kind of new media technology.

Web Designer

A professional web designer who conceptualizes and creates websites on the worldwide web.

Print Media Specialist

A person specialized in organizing, structuring and editing information for printed publications, like newspapers and magazine.

Events Planner

A person, who designs, organizes and coordinates conferences, meetings, exhibitions, shows and other events.

Market Analyst

A person who collects and analyses data to evaluate existing and potential product and service markets.

Aerial Shoot Photographer

A person who does aerial still photography as a medium to communicate ideas and express opinions.

Make up Artist

A person who provides make up services to models or actors.

Costume Designer

A person engaged in planning creative solutions for a design brief, selecting the most suitable accessories to complement garments and arranging these appropriately for photo shoots, commercials, theatre plays or movies.

Editor: Publishing

A person who develops ideas for upcoming issue themes, identifies and collaborates editorially with writers and contributes own writing and analysis to the project for publications.

Content Provider

A person who creates and maintains databases containing information from an information provider and / or provides documents containing information for a web site or electronic media.

PR Specialist

Public relations specialists handling media relations; promotional campaigns and press releases; conflict mediation through media communications either by print or broadcast. Also arranges media related events between organization representatives and the public.

Brand Consultant

A brand consultant creates and designs creative ideas to promote, build and revitalize company‟s brands and products.

Fashion Stylist

A stylist who selects clothing and accessories worn by models in photo shoots, for commercial print catalogue, television appearances, music videos, concert performances, etc. Working with photographers/directors, production houses, modeling agencies.

Marketing Specialist

A person who creates and manages marketing strategies to promote products and services through coordination with Advertising and distribution agents.