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PHOTOGRAPHER BUILT.

FUELLED BY COFFEE.

A PRO CENTRE FOR EVERYONE.

BASED IN DUBAI & SERVING THE REGION.

STUDIOS. LIGHTING. CAMERA. GRIP. CREW. ++

RENTAL + SALES.

FINANCE AVAILABLE.

FRIENDLY KNOWLEDGEABLE CREW, ASSISTANTS & DIGITECS.

FREE ADVICE. FREE FRESH COFFEE. FREE HIGHSPEED WIFI. FRIENDLY SERVICE. LOTS OF SMILE. ++


WHO DO YOU THINK WE ARE?

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So we started this rental studio with aim of giving the kind of service and care that Stein (RIP) and Mary at Teamwork in London gave us graciously back in the day; when we were very green Assistants. So today we are not and never will be about just loads of Gear and Studios fronted by some disinterested sales people - We build long term relationships with most of our Renters / Buyers - this is not just a business, we have an empathy for and understanding of your industry, and yes anyone can write that but on any given day our Rental Department can feel more like a Coffee Shop with Photographers meeting up and taking a break from what is an often a solo existence; knowledge being imparted where asked for, good humoured arguments breaking out, and some times not so good humoured but always passionate about solving photographic challenges - so we welcome you, from Heavyweight Superstars who can't travel in the same car as their Assistant through to a newbie who want's advice on their 1st shoot; and everyone in between. Did we mention the Coffee? It's great.

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So we started this rental studio with aim of giving the kind of service and care that Stein (RIP) and Mary at Teamwork in London gave us graciously back in the day; when we were very green Assistants. So today we are not and never will be about just loads of Gear and Studios fronted by some disinterested sales people - We build long term relationships with most of our Renters / Buyers - this is not just a business, we have an empathy for and understanding of your industry, and yes anyone can write that but on any given day our Rental Department can feel more like a Coffee Shop with Photographers meeting up and taking a break from what is an often a solo existence; knowledge being imparted where asked for, good humoured arguments breaking out, and some times not so good humoured but always passionate about solving photographic challenges - so we welcome you, from Heavyweight Superstars who can't travel in the same car as their Assistant through to a newbie who want's advice on their 1st shoot; and everyone in between. Did we mention the Coffee? It's great.

WHO DO YOU THINK WE ARE?

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* Sami may appear more friendly in person

So we started this rental studio with aim of giving the kind of service and care that Stein (RIP) and Mary at Teamwork in London gave us graciously back in the day; when we were very green Assistants. So today we are not and never will be about just loads of Gear and Studios fronted by some disinterested sales people - We build long term relationships with most of our Renters / Buyers - this is not just a business, we have an empathy for and understanding of your industry, and yes anyone can write that but on any given day our Rental Department can feel more like a Coffee Shop with Photographers meeting up and taking a break from what is an often a solo existence; knowledge being imparted where asked for, good humoured arguments breaking out, and some times not so good humoured but always passionate about solving photographic challenges - so we welcome you, from Heavyweight Superstars who can't travel in the same car as their Assistant through to a newbie who want's advice on their 1st shoot; and everyone in between. Did we mention the Coffee? It's great.

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STUDIOS

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FEEL AT HOME. STYLISH, FUNCTIONAL & PRIVATE SPACES - GET ON AND SHOOT WITH FRIENDLY HELP AT HAND; BACKED UP BY A HUGE RANGE OF RENTAL STOCK ON SITE.

  • Three Purpose built Studios - Form meets Function for Photographers, Clients & Crew.
  • Central Dubai Location.
  • The only daylight studio in the region.
  • FREE Super Fast WIFI.
  • *Great Air-Play Sound Systems, Custom Make-up Stations, Changing Room, Dining, Full Kitchens and Beautiful Bathrooms with Baby Changing Facilities.
  • FREE Lavazza Espresso Points, Sodas & Water.
  • Catering options available.

STUDIOS

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FEEL AT HOME. STYLISH, FUNCTIONAL & PRIVATE SPACES - GET ON AND SHOOT WITH FRIENDLY HELP AT HAND; BACKED UP BY A HUGE RANGE OF RENTAL STOCK ON SITE.

Three Purpose built Studios - Form meets Function for Photographers, Clients & Crew.

Central Dubai Location.

The only daylight studio in the region.

Free Super Fast WIFI.

*Great Air-Play Sound Systems, Custom Make-up Stations, Changing Room, Dining, Full Kitchens and Beautiful Bathrooms with Baby Changing Facilities.

Free Lavazza Espresso Points, Sodas & Water.

Catering options available.


LIGHTING

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PROFOTO, ARRI, KINO-FLO & MORE.

In Stock and On-Site - we are ready for your shoot - let's talk.

Profoto Rental & Sales Pro-Centre.

If you want we can help advise on choosing the right kit for your job - we never upsell.

Delivery throughout the region.

Finance Available.

Lavazza Espresso Points, Sodas & Water.

Catering options available.

CAMERA

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PHASE ONE, CAMBO, ARCA-SWISS, CANON, NIKON + ANALOGUE.

Phase One Distribution, Rental & Sales for the region.

Canon & Nikon Pro Centre. All the Pro bodies and in numbers.

All the Pro lenses up to 400mm in stock.

Sensor Cleaning you can trust.

Advice & Coffee are Free.


GRIP

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THE USUAL SUSPECTS. APPLE. AVENGER. EIZO. TETHER TOOLS. MANFROTTO & MORE…

Grip is the glue that holds the shoot together and we have a huge inventory of everything you need and expect to make your shoot happen and stay stuck together!

Tell us what you need or tell us what you need to do - we can build lists very quickly to match your shoot.

Just because you can't see it on our site doesn't mean we don't have it or can't get it for you…just ask.


CREW

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ASSISTANTS. DIGITECS. VEHICHLES.

Experienced graded Photo Assistants & Crew. Regional Availability.

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Phase One Certified Digitecs.

Mac Book Pros', i-Work Cases And HyperMac Batteries Available.

From the simplest set-up through to major productions we can supply the right people with the right skill set.

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Delivery & Location Vehichles.

SALES

WHEN BUYING MAKES SENSE WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

We guarantee the best prices in the market with our legendary service (we are blowing our own trumpet i know - ask around or try us:)

Just because you can't see it on our site doesn't mean we don't have it or can't get it for you…just ask.

FINANCE

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FINANCE THROUGH GRENKE LEASING - AN I.T. FINANCE SPECIALIST.

For a finance company these guys are really great to deal with - approvals are quick; As are rejections:(, rates are good, and terms clear. Great value insurance option with Worldwide All Risks cover for your Shiny new gear.

Contact us for an illustration of rates on your kit list.

SALES

WHEN BUYING MAKES SENSE WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

We guarantee the best prices in the market with our legendary service (we are blowing our own trumpet i know - ask around or try us:)

Just because you can't see it on our site doesn't mean we don't have it or can't get it for you…just ask.

FINANCE

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FINANCE THROUGH GRENKE LEASING - AN I.T. FINANCE SPECIALIST.

For a finance company these guys are really great to deal with - approvals are quick; As are rejections:(, rates are good, and terms clear. Great value insurance option with Worldwide All Risks cover for your Shiny new gear.

Contact us for an illustration of rates on your kit list.

LOCATION

…….. IN CENTRAL DUBAI - FIND US ON GOOGLE MAPS / WAZE ETC. AS HOTCOLD STUDIO / HOTCOLD RENTAL, STREET 20C, AL QUOZ INDUSTRIAL AREA 3, DUBAI. TEL: +971 4 347 9820

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HotCold Studio Al Quoz Industrial Area 3 - Dubai
Warehouse #1, Street 20C, Al Quoz Industrial Area 3 - Dubai
25.11728, 55.214527

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COMING FROM JEBEL ALI DIRECTION on SZR?

Exit right at Mall of Emirates onto D63 Umm Suqeim rd heading toward Al Barsha > at the first traffic signal (commonly know as Lu Lu signal) turn left > then first right > then second right ....We are on the left after 50m.

COMING FROM TRADE CENTRE / DIFC / BURJ KHALIFA on SZR?

Exit right at Mall of Emirates onto D63 Umm Suqeim rd heading toward Al Barsha . Crossing SZR on the flyover to put you heading toward Al Barsha and moving inland > at the first traffic signal (commonly know as Lu Lu signal) turn left > then first right > then second right ....We are on the left after 50m.

COMING FROM AL KHAIL ROAD?

Exit at Umm Sequim rd D63 heading toward szr / Umm Sequim/ Jumeirah > keep straight until the option to exit on right for Mall of Emirates / Al Barsha leading to the Traffic Signal (commonly know as Lu Lu signal) > at the signal turn right > then first right > then second right ....We are on the left after 50m.

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