“His forefathers ruled the desert from the back of a camel, he rides it in a limousine. But he remains, as they were, the centre of tribal life. He’s the man you serve, the man you hunt with, and the man you fight for – above all, he’s the man who leads. Wherever Zayed goes his men go too…”
This is an amazing documentary called ‘Farewell Arabia’. Filmed in 1967, it follows Sheikh Zayed and the birth of the UAE. Abu Dhabi is almost unrecognisable, and referred to as “A little kingdom in Arabia, called Abu Dhabi.” Fascinating stuff. Watch the full 52-minute film below. Happy flag day UAE!