It will also be premiered at a special screening event hosted by the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Jubilee Park on December 1.
National Geographic has announced a new documentary The Emirates From Above, which is the latest edition of the ‘From Above’ series.
Centred around the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the 44-minute documentary marks the first time the global series comes to the GCC.
The Emirates From Above leverages cutting-edge aerial cinematography to portray the UAE as never seen before. Featuring drone footage at its centrepiece, it also tells the stories of local inhabitants, who share their insights and unique perspectives on the UAE and its many achievements.
Coinciding with the UAE’s 50th National Day, The Emirates From Above celebrates the incredible history, diverse cultures, and technological innovations that have shaped the nation. It also takes an in-depth look at some of the UAE’s iconic landmarks, including the Dubai Frame, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Camelicious, Mleiha Archaeological Centre, Al Ain Oasis, Qasr Al Hosn, Expo 2020 Dubai, and Sir Bani Yas Island.
The global special will be narrated by Academy Award, Tony, Emmy and SAG award-winning actor, Jeremy Irons, who many may recognise as the voice of Scar in Disney’s The Lion King(1994). The documentary will also be released in Arabic on free-to-air channel National Geographic Abu Dhabi across the Middle East, featuring narration by well-known Emirati actor, producer, and TV presenter, Saoud Al Kaabi.
National Geographic will host a special world-premiere screening of The Emirates From Above at Expo 2020 Dubai, ahead of the global release. Presented by the United States Pavilion, the premier event will take place at the Jubilee Park stage at 7:00 PM (UAE) on December 1 and is open to all guests with valid Expo 2020 Dubai entrance tickets.
The anticipated special will also air in 43 languages, in 172 countries on National Geographic.
The Emirates From Above is produced by Windfall Films Ltd. for National Geographic. For Windfall Films, Johnny Shipley and Carlo Massarella are Executive Producers. Carolyn Payne, Rajul Chauhan and Syed Kashif serve as Executive Producers for National Geographic.