40 at 40 - Part 1

The National has put together a great video series to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates. 40@40 features 40 historic objects that have shaped the country. I will feature the videos in four parts on this blog over the next few days.

Each video is around 2 minutes long and many include some archival footage. It really is a trip into the past and some of the stories are very endearing. I hope there will be longer versions of these videos later on. In the meantime, enjoy the first part of this series. You can read about each object here.

Object 1. Silver headdress - early 20th century

Object 2. Foetal heart monitor - early 1960s

Object 3. Boat drill - 1950s / 1960s

Object 4. Postage stamp - 1968

Object 5. Mirror and comb - 1940s

Object 7. Pearl diver's nose clip - 1964

Object 8. Etisalat phone - 1987

Object 9. Wooden bridal chest - 1900

Object 10. Formula One volunteer armband - 2009



[PS I'm aware Object 6 is missing. Will add it here as soon as I get my hands on it.]