Image Nation unveils History of The Emirates documentary

A three-part edition of the series narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons is set to air globally on National Geographic, SBS (Australia) and SVT (Sweden).
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Image Nation Abu Dhabi has unveiled the trailer for History of the Emirates, its documentary about the UAE’s heritage.

The trailer of the documentary was launched today by H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. 

For the first time ever, the ancient history of the United Arab Emirates is depicted in this informative and entertaining five-part documentary series. Stretching back 125,000 years and culminating in the union in 1971, History of the Emirates profiles the ancient foundations of the modern country – exploring some of the region’s most historic sites, uncovering the developments that allowed its forefathers to thrive on the land, and revealing the latest archaeological discoveries.

HE Mohamed 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.”

The documentary features CGI technology, 360-degree camerawork and rare archeological footage, bringing to life the UAE’s past unlike anything seen on screen before.

History of the Emirates has been co-produced by BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Atlantic Productions and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, the Academy Award-winning media and entertainment company.

The five-part series will air on all local broadcast outlets across the UAE this fall. A three-part edition of the series narrated by Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons is set to air globally on National Geographic, SBS (Australia) and SVT (Sweden).

Viewers will also be able to access an interactive app with more immersive content and VR experiences that bring to life pearl diving, desert navigation and Qasr al Hosn.

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