History of the Emirates: Ancient World and Beyond

The remarkable ancient history that lies behind the glamorous modern cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.


At the heart of the Arabian Peninsula is a nation only 4 years older than Microsoft, famous around the world for its gleaming modern cities - Dubai and Abu Dhabi. But behind the fast cars and the skyscrapers, there lies a compelling and untold story.

With unprecedented access, and told through the voices of its people, this fascinating 3-part series reveals how new archaeological and historical discoveries are only now uncovering the true extent of this land’s ancient wonders - remarkably advanced civilisations that once held centre stage in world history.

Episode titles: Taming the Desert, Masters of the Ocean, and Rise of the Supercities.


3 x 60 mins


History / Current Affairs, Series, New


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