The trailer for History of the Emirates was recently launched online by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, the company that is co-producing the documentary with Atlantic Productions. The five-part documentary will focus on the ancient history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates in an informative and entertaining story.
The documentary will take viewers back 125,000 years and culminate in the country’s union in 1971, after oil was struck. It is said to feature CGI technology, 360-degree camerawork, and rare archeological footage to bring to light some of the region’s most historic sites.
Unveiling History of the Emirates, Mohammad Al Mubarak, chairman of Image Nation Abu Dhabi and chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi said, “The UAE has a remarkable history of exploration, innovation and tolerance. History of the Emirates will follow this epic story across 125,000 years. Image Nation has created a landmark documentary that uncovers the many ways in which the nation’s past has shaped the country we see today. The series will be an important event for the whole community – bringing together viewers from all generations and backgrounds to learn more about the UAE’s incredible past.”
Since the global rights to the documentary are owned by National Geographic, a three-part version of the same narrated by Hollywood actor Jeremy Irons will air globally on National Geographic, SBS (Australia) and SVT (Sweden) while in the UAE the documentary will air across local outlets in the fall.