National Geographic Abu Dhabi brings 9 hours of special programs on UAE National Day.


  • National Day Special: Megastructure: Louvre Abu Dhabi
    Floating on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, is the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Designed by star architect Jean Nouvel, this Arabic-inspired museum is built is association with the Louvre Paris to house over 400 priceless masterpieces. Shading the gallery buildings is a massive steel dome, weighting 7,000-tons – a feat of engineering never achieved before. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a visionary piece of architecture, ahead of its time, and quite possibly a work of art in its own right.
  • National Day Special: History of The Emirates Society - Episode 1
  • National Day Special: Reach for the Stars - Episode 1
  • National Day Special: The Peace Visit
    National Geographic Abu Dhabi, a partnership between National Geographic and Abu Dhabi Media, announced today its latest documentary titled ‘The Peace Visit’ highlighting Pope Francis’ three-day historic visit to Abu Dhabi in February 2019, as part of the UAE’s Year of Tolerance. The documentary, which premieres on September 5, 2019, at 8pm UAE time and 7pm KSA time, serves as a journal of the Pope’s first-ever visit to the Gulf region. It chronicles the trip, over three parts, highlighting the extraordinary events and groundbreaking meetings that took place. It also features interviews with local citizens and government representatives on the visit and its significance to the UAE, a country well-known for its tolerance for all. The first part of the documentary shows early contacts between the UAE and the Holy See, up until the Pope’s acceptance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces’ invitation to visit the UAE. The second part focuses exclusively on Pope Francis’ visit to Abu Dhabi, where he met with the Grand Imam of Al Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders Dr. Ahmed El Tayeb, and which led to the signing of a Human Fraternity Document, calling on people to unite to bring about inter-faith harmony and tolerance. The final part of the documentary captures the Papal Mass delivered at the Zayed Sports City stadium, in front of more than 100,000 attendees from around the world, where*/78- the Pope asked everyone to pray that the seeds sown may bear fruits of peace in the future.
  • National Day Special: Etihad Museum
    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.
  • National Day Special: Megastructure: Abu Dhabi Super Tunnel
    This film follows a team of engineers in Abu Dhabi they race to build a massive sewer system right beneath the city streets, as the current network has reached its bursting point. Abu Dhabi's population has exploded in recent decades. But beneath the city trouble is brewing. Abu Dhabi's sewer network - built thirty years ago to service the needs of a small town - has reached bursting point. It's running beyond capacity and can no longer cope with the growth above. This film follows a team of larger than life engineers and construction workers locked in a race against time to build a replacement sewer beneath the city. It will be an extraordinary feat - a labyrinth of subterranean tunnels making up a massive sewer network, designed by the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) to save Abu Dhabi's citizens from a diabolic deluge.
  • National Day Special: History of The Emirates Innovation - Episode 2
  • National Day Special: Reach for the Stars - Episode 2
    Reach for The Stars Episode 2 is the latest instalment in the 4-part series that takes us on a journey into the UAE Space program. In a riveting and compelling style, the documentary charts the journey of Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi as they prepare for a historic journey, fine-tuning their bodies mentally and physically and learning to adapt to micro-gravity in space. It’s a tell-tale of the hundreds of hours of mental and physical training and how that enabled them to successfully complete the UAE’s historic mission to reach the International Space Station (ISS), learn further on this website .
  • National Day Special: History of The Em irates Trade - Episode 3
  • National Day Special: History of The Emirates Religion - Episode 4
  • National Day Special: History of The Emirates Unity - Episode 5