The 'History of the Emirates' gives a fascinating insight into the 1,25,000-year-old history of the UAE, from the earliest human presence in the region to the national union in 1971.
Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Atlantic Production’s documentary History of the Emirates launched its premiere on Friday night with a light show projected onto the Burj Khalifa.
Burj Khalifa lit up with a preview of the documentary’s content, including archaeological discoveries, pearl-diving and animated ancient landscapes.
The documentary series gives an insight into the 1,25,000-year-old history of the UAE, from the earliest human presence in the region to the national union in 1971.
New episodes will air each night from November 24 to 28 at 9 pm on all national TV channels. The three-part series, narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, uses CGI technology, 360-degree camerawork and archaeological footage to depict the history of the UAE.
Commenting on the series, Mohammad Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Image Nation Abu Dhabi and chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “More than a television series, History of the Emirates is a landmark event that will bring communities around the UAE together. The documentary spans from ancient archaeological discoveries to cutting-edge technological advances, shining a light on our remarkable heritage.”