Emergence of a Union

From small tribal settlements to one of the strongest economies in the world, the UAE has grown at such a rapid scale and it all started on December 2nd 1971.That day marked the beginning of a new era, a day of unification, a day where all 6 emirates joined hands and signed on the constitution of what is now known as the United Arab Emirates. Ras Al Khaimah was the 7th emirate to join the union in 1972.Many people have lived through this era and witnessed this day come to life. What did it mean, what has been accomplished, how did it affect them during that period and how has it changed their lives today? What are the memories, emotion and journeys that have been witnessed as this historic day took place? National Geographic Abu Dhabi is taking its viewers on a journey through memory lane told through a series of interviews with the people of the Emirates. A journey filled with emotion, pride and special moments.