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Join us this National Day for a special mini-series presented by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, produced by Atlantic Productions and brought to you in partnership with Alserkal Avenue - HISTORY OF THE EMIRATES a landmark documentary series. The program will kick off with EPISODE 5: UNITY - highlighting the historic trend towards unity in the UAE. The screening will take place on December 2 at The Yard.  The program closes with EPISODE 1: SOCIETY - following the earliest migrations to the UAE. The screening will take place on December 5 at Cinema Akil.  

For the first time ever, the ancient history of the United Arab Emirates is available to the viewers in an informative and entertaining documentary series. Stretching back 125,000 years and culminating in the union in 1971, the series profiles the very foundation of the country's civilizations - exploring some of the region's most historic sites, revealing the latest archeological discoveries, and uncovering the innovations that allowed the country's forefathers to thrive on this land.

This program is brought to you in partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Atlantic Productions.


About Cinema Akil

Cinema Akil is an independent cinema platform that brings quality films from across the world to the audiences in the UAE. Showcasing directors and filmmakers across the decades, Cinema Akil aims to create awareness and interest in film and the cinematic arts. Launched in 2014 as a nomadic cinema, Cinema Akil has held over 60 pop-up nomdic cinemas attracting over 35,000 attendees in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In September 2018, Cinema Akil opened its first permanent location in Al Quoz, Dubai making it the GCC’s first arthouse cinema. Cinema Akil’s flagship home is brought to you in partnership with Alserkal Avenue. Follow us into the dark.


Cinema Akil, DUBAI

Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz Industrial District, Dubai

LATITUDE 25.1419867

LONGITUDE 55.224324


RTA Parking available around Alserkal Avenue.


From Sheikh Zayed Road, take the AL Manara exit (Exit 43) into Al Quaz. Go straight on AL Manara street until you reach the traffic light facing Home centre.

At this junction, turn right. Continue straight then turn right onto 17th Street, before the Avenue.

At the end of the road, turn left onto 6A Street for parking.