Emmy Award winner Michael Tobias to commit a day in the life of Dubai to film

“Dubai 24 hours” aims to capture “the pulse” of the city over the course of a single day.

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By  Marcus Webb Published  April 6, 2003

Alarabiya Productions and Dubai 2003 have announced a joint venture to produce a special television documentary to capture a typical 24 hours in the life of Dubai.

According to the organisers, Dubai 24 Hours will be a celebration of Dubai showcasing its heart and soul through a collection of still photographers and video.

The television special will be written and directed by Emmy Award winning author and director Michael Tobias who has applied the same technique in creating 24-hour documentaries for Ireland, India, Hungary, Romania, Arizona, Beijing, Tokyo and Moscow.

Alongside the television documentary, a coffee table book and musical CD will also be produced. The project is expected to commence in late April.

“The production will involve several teams of photographers, journalists and TV camera crews being sent out to capture the pulse of Dubai starting from either midnight or early dawn,” says Nasib Bitar, managing director, Alarabiya Productions. “TV cameras and still photographs will capture portraits of human emotions, activity, landscapes skylines, art, craft, cultures, traditions, technology, lifestyles, personalities, sports, business and education.”

“Dubai 24 Hours is a project of special significance,” adds Tobias. “It is a people’s film, something to cherish, remember and be motivated by a lively tour de force.”

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