Watch: Burj Khalifa lights up for ‘History of the Emirates’ premiere

Updated 23 November 2019

Watch: Burj Khalifa lights up for ‘History of the Emirates’ premiere

  • The film covers 125,000 years of the UAE’s history
  • Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lit up with a preview of the documentary’s content, including archaeological discoveries

DUBAI: “History of the Emirates,” a documentary series by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, launched its premiere on Friday night with a light show projected onto the Burj Khalifa.

On Friday night, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lit up with a preview of the documentary’s content, including archaeological discoveries, pearl-diving and animated ancient landscapes.




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The film covers 125,000 years of the UAE’s history, from the earliest human presence in the region to the national union in 1971. New episodes will air each night from Nov. 24-28 at 9pm on all national TV channels.

Created in association with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Atlantic Productions, the three-part series, narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, uses CGI technology, 360-degree camerawork and archaeological footage to depict the history of the UAE.

Etisalat and Du, two of UAE’s mobile network services, will display ‘HISTORY UAE’ on mobiles throughout the country to promote the documentary. 




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Lebanese star Nancy Ajram postpones TikTok concert following Beirut explosion

Updated 05 August 2020

Lebanese star Nancy Ajram postpones TikTok concert following Beirut explosion

DUBAI: Lebanese pop star Nancy Ajram has postponed her virtual TikTok performance following the tragic incident in Beirut on Aug. 4 that killed at least 100 people and injured thousands.

“In light of the devastating explosions that took place in Beirut, TikTok expresses its deepest condolences to the Lebanese people and stands with them in solidarity during this difficult time,” announced the social media platform in a press release.

The concert was scheduled to take place on Aug. 6 at 10pm GST.  A new date has not been announced.

In order to support those who have been affected by the blast, here are some organizations you can donate to.