By Sam Bridge
Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Atlantic Production say new documentary, History of the Emirates, will premiere later this month
Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Atlantic Production have announced that their documentary, History of the Emirates, will premiere later this month.
New episodes will air every night at 9pm local time from November 24-28 across a number of national channels in the UAE.
Stretching back 125,000 years and culminating in the union in 1971, History of the Emirates profiles the foundations of the country’s civilisations over five thematic episodes that focus on society, innovation, trade, belief and unity.
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," he said.
Anthony Geffen, producer and creative director of Atlantic Production, added: "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, which will transport viewers under the water with traditional pearl divers, across the desert, and inside Qasr Al Hosn.
The five-part documentary will be airing on Dubai TV, Dubai One, Sama Dubai, Abu Dhabi TV, Baynounah TV, Dhafra TV, Ajman TV, Al Roya, National Geographic Abu Dhabi, MBC1 and further regional broadcasters in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and Jordan.