Dubai is unique city in all that it has to offer in terms of location. It ranges from historical, to modern, from great desert & mountain landscape to bustling towers and modern residential city districts. The influence of having 200 nationalities residing in the UAE has really helped entice the flavor of its structures and architect.
Strictly Dubai offers a range of Dubai locations from:
There are also the iconic landmarks that are only available for shoots for the right product/client. These locations only accept filming for a select number of brands every year:
We also offer the opportunity to shoot in the other Emirates:
Abu Dhabi, is the capital and also has a range of locations like Al Sowwah Square on Maryam Island, Al Saadiyat Island, the corniche as well as the magnificent Liwa Desert, where the last Star Wars film was shot for its grand Dunes.
Fujeirah, which boasts spectacular rock mountains and is situated on the Indian ocean giving a different style of beach from that of the main city.
Al Ain, which boasts one the biggest mountains in the UAE with a beautiful serpent highway going all the way to the top.
STRICTLY PRODUCTION is a global production network with sister production houses throughout in Scandinavia, South Africa, Croatia and the Baltics. All production houses work in collaboration to ensure the best full-service production value that each production house covers. Hence giving varied and quality-ensured production alternatives on a multiregional scale.
STRICTLY DUBAI is based in the business hub of United Arab Emirates. We produce and service productions not only in Dubai, but in Abu Dhabi as well as the other Emirates. Our experiences and contacts also cover shooting neighboring countries in the region, including Qatar, Oman, Bahrain & Lebanon. We handle all aspects of production including sourcing locations, casting, equipment & crew. We are able to cater to all your needs and offer you the best service within your budget.
Who we are
Strictly Dubai is operated and run by Gino Vassallo, who has been shooting in the region for the past 10 years. A larger then life character with an inherent eye for detail and a keenly alert mind, there is nothing that slips past him, especially when it comes to frivolous spending.
Over his career he has meticulously chipped away at his ultimate goal of producing feature films both internationally and for the Arab region. Starting out working in unit/locations, then camera departments during the days of 35mm film and now as an awarded producer. He was the Line Producer on the theatrically released feature film, “From A to B” (2015) produced by Imagenation & TwoFour54 and directed by renowned Emirati director Ali Mostafa. Gino has collaborated closely with Ali over the years on several projects, including line producing on two of his short films “Soul of Dubai: La tahkom ala mowdao min khelal al sora” (2014) and “Rise”, written and starring The Narcist (2014). Both films were screened at Dubai Film Festival 2014. He also produced the Range Rover web series “Classified”. He independently produced and financed a short film “Motel Fin de La Route” (2014).
He brings 10 years of industry experience from TV commercials, music videos, corporate films, short films and feature films. His passion is to always be active and ready to shoot whether it be advertisement or film he will bring the same energy.