'History of the Emirates' is a documentary series that profiles the foundations of the country’s civilisations over five thematic episodes that focus on: society, innovation, trade, belief and unity.
Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Atlantic Production’s documentary History of the Emirates premieres this month, with new episodes airing from November 24 to 28 every night at 9 pm across a number of national channels in the UAE.
Stretching back 1,25,000 years and culminating in the union in 1971, History of the Emirates is a documentary series that profiles the foundations of the country’s civilisations over five thematic episodes that focus on: society, innovation, trade, belief and unity.
History of the Emirates utilises the cutting-edge technology — from CGI to LiDar scanning and 360 degree camera work — interwoven with never-before-seen archival footage.
Commenting on the new documentary series, HE Mohamed Al Mubarak, Chairman of Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi, said: “We are thrilled to share this spectacular documentary series with the public ahead of the National Day celebrations. At Image Nation Abu Dhabi, we are proud to have captured the country’s remarkable past and amazing present, while revealing a completely unseen civilisation to viewers new to the region. Regardless of age, nationality or background, this documentary will appeal to everyone who is curious about our nation and to those who call the UAE home.”
History of the Emirates is presented by Image Nation Abu Dhabi and produced by Atlantic Productions, whose documentary series include David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef and The Coronation with HRH Queen Elizabeth.
Anthony Geffen, Producer and Creative Director of Atlantic Production, said: “History of the Emirates encompasses over one hundred thousand years of the UAE’s magnificent history, with key insights to its unique culture and landscape. Atlantic Productions was delighted to produce this series and work with so many talented people in the UAE, where we were able to draw on extraordinary new research and experts. Our teams used new forms of LiDar and ground penetrating radar to unveil significant ancient sites and bring them back to life. Our new camera systems, drones and cutting-edge CGI allowed us to tell the compelling story of the UAE with dramatic real and as-real visuals.”
The series will also be combined with immersive content, an interactive app, a mobile digital museum and VR experiences.