Bedouin Builders is a documentary film that examines the amazing transformation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the past 35 years since it gained independence from Britain. The UAE, formerly known as the Trucial States under British control, became a federation of seven emirates which function like self-governed city states, ruled by traditional royal families in 1971. Though the emirates retain autonomy, they are bonded together under a federal government run by representatives from each royal family. The federal government oversees UAE foreign affairs, defense, economic policy, among other needs, and does wield legitimate power.
In addition to exploring the vast history of the region we will discuss the depths of Dubai and how it is the fastest growing metropolis on the planet with more mega projects than anywhere else in the world. The story begins to open the door the the vast scale of these projects, the people that are engineering them and the men behind them.