Airdate: Arabian Sands

Three part documentary series Arabian Sands begins next week on SBS.

Arabian Sands tells the rich and untold history of this ancient land, from ancient copper trading to pioneering navigators of the sea and dramatic battles with colonial powers.

Series One, Episode One: Taming The Desert
This episode looks at the ingenious ways in which people of this land have overcome the challenges of life in one of the world’s harshest environments.

Friday, 13 December at 7.30pm on SBS.


  1. Created by a UAE media company and produced by Atlantic in 2019. Real title is “History of the Emirates”. Narrated by Jeremy Irons in the 3 part international version which differs a bit from the 5 part Arabic version

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