An in-depth look at how the United Arab Emirates came to be, including a detailed account of the day the country was founded and concert footage from Umm Kulthum in Abu Dhabi.
A journey through the country's history as told through a story from each decade.
A look at 40 objects that shaped the UAE.
Exploring the hidden corners of the nation's past.
Photos and video documenting the myriad lives in the UAE.
The second and third generation Baluchis consider themselves Emiratis, with the village pooling its' resources for National Day celebrations. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll
The central souq was Abu Dhabi's heart of retail back in the 1970s, where retailers were predominantly street sellers. The situation was much the same in Dubai, which had been a trading hub since 1894. But there have been changes since the UAE was founded 42 years ago.
Given three days to write the words to the UAE's national anthem, poet Dr Aref Al Sheikh recalls the process when he was commissioned to address the lack of lyrics with words of his choice.
Each emirate will have flagpoles at least 120 metres tall, with each set to become focal points of UAE National Day celebrations.
Tethered helium balloons and advertising blimps from rooftops are dangerous to aircraft, the General Civil Aviation Authority has warned.
Abdul Rahman Al Rabia Al Mansouri took 11 days to walk 380km from Fujairah through the other emirates to the capital.
Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh thanked member states for supporting Dubai's Expo 2020 bid and vowed to continue developing relationship with UN.
It wouldn't be National Day without spectacular fireworks to wow the UAE crowds and the 42nd celebrations didn't disappoint.
The strong relationship between the UK and the UAE was emphasised at a special National Day dinner in London
The National Day celebrations included The March of the Flag ceremony at the Breakwater and various performances at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival.
The Jebel Hafeet mountain range and the Al Ain airshow were the biggest draw for National Day revellers.
The university places first in Exceptional University competition organised by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Services.
By the 1980s, Abu Dhabi, now the capital of the UAE, had begun to resemble the city we see today.
We talk to four Emiratis who will be abroad on December 2 about what National Day means to them and what they do to celebrate the occasion thousands of miles away from home.
The volcano fountain was for years a massive landmark that was always simply there … until one day it wasn't.
The Tourist Club was one of the first places where Abu Dhabi residents could relax and socialise.
It could be a test of long-term residency. Ask anyone who has lived in Abu Dhabi for more than a decade whether they remember the Volcano Fountain and you’re likely to ignite an outpouring of memories.
Memorable dates in the evolution of the country's culture.
Al Nasr Leisureland, once the UAE’s premier entertainment complex, is now more of an artefact than an attraction. It is a time capsule of Dubai, stripped of its skyscrapers, glitz and glamour.