Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s ‘History of the Emirates’ documentary released online

The app uses virtual reality and gaming techniques to encourage children to learn about the country’s history. (Supplied)
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Updated 07 April 2020

Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s ‘History of the Emirates’ documentary released online

DUBAI: After its television premiere late last year, entertainment company Image Nation Abu Dhabi has released the documentary series “History of the Emirates” online for free, as well as a free virtual reality educational app to help adults and children learn more about the UAE’s history during self-isolation.

Available to stream on historyoftheemirates.com in its three-part international format, the documentary charts the area’s history from the earliest human presence in the region to the national union in 1971. The series spans over 125,000 years of local history.




The documentary charts the area’s history from the earliest human presence in the region to the national union in 1971. (Supplied)

Utilizing technology from CGI to LiDar scanning and 360-degree camera work, interwoven with archival footage, the series profiles the foundations of the country’s civilizations.

“During this difficult period, it is more important than ever to celebrate our community and its shared strength. History of the Emirates presents an inspirational story and we are very pleased to release the international edit of this pioneering series for the very first time in the region. This is a show of solidarity with the community from Image Nation, and we hope that our documentary will bring families and friends together in a time of isolation,” Mohamed Al-Mubarak, chairman of Image Nation Abu Dhabi, said. 




The documentary utilizes technology from CGI to LiDar scanning and 360-degree camera work. (Supplied)

Accompanying the TV series, the “7 Mysteries of the UAE” app uses virtual reality and gaming techniques to encourage children to learn about the country’s history.

The five-part local version of the series can also be streamed on MBC’s Shahid platform, Dubai TV’s Awan and Emarat TV online, while the application is available on app stores.


Middle East Games Con is going digital 

The free online event will be streamed live from Oct. 29  to Oct. 31. (Middle East Games Con)
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Middle East Games Con is going digital 

DUBAI: The 2020 edition of Middle East Games Con will take place online. 

The free online event, said to be the “first of its-kind digital gaming experience,” will be streamed live from Oct. 29  to Oct. 31.

The annual video game convention, known for its stellar line-up of gaming titles and tournaments including Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty, Tekken, FIFA, League of Legends and many more, is expected to feature Esports tournaments, special guest appearances, product reveals and gaming awards. 

“Our focus for this year and new for 2020 is the first-ever official Middle East Games Con Esports tournament and the gaming awards,” event manager Finlay Parr said in a statement on their website. “In addition to these new and exciting activities for 2020, we are of-course bringing fans their favourite features of the Con to their homes.” 

“Each year we welcome gamers of all ages from across the MENA region, and this year we don’t want anyone to miss out on our annual event due to travel, health or other reasons,” added Kiera Doherty, the pop culture portfolio director. 

Nations worldwide have been cancelling events to curb the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 disease. Organizers, in response, have made their festivals digital to entertain people at home during self-isolation.