Dubai Studio City is in the process of developing two new 10,000 sq ft studios, which it expects to be ready for use by August.
The studios, which are being converted from warehouses, will cater to productions that are too big for Dubai Studio City’s boutique studios but are too small to use the full scale soundstages.
“We are converting two of the warehouses we have to studios, so we are adding two additional studios by August this year,” Jamal Al Sharif , MD of Dubai Studio City, told Digital Studio. “These are two additional studios at 10,000 sq ft. We didn’t have anything in the middle so we started to lose that to other countries. Therefore our fast track model was to convert the warehouses and it went out on tender in March.”
While Studio City is well equipped with 18 boutique studios of between 1,000 and 3,000 sq ft, and with its soundstages (which range from 15,000 to 25,000 sq ft), it has noticeably lacked in the middle ground.