Desert City: Dubai
Strip The City uses stunning CGI animation to strip the world’s most extreme desert city – Dubai - naked of its steel, sand, concrete and rock – layer by layer – to explore the secret technology and infrastructure that keeps it running.
Dubai is a city that defies logic... the gleaming desert metropolis has grown from the desert sands in just a few decades. Yet it sits in one of the driest places on earth, is pummelled by raging sandstorms and its skyscrapers are resting on top of sand.
How did Dubai come to thrive in such an inhospitable place? This film looks beneath the city’s skin to discover the secret engineering wonders and geological forces that make it possible. Stunning CGI animation peels back the glass off its skyscrapers to reveal their inner workings and sweeps up the desert sand to explore its origins.
The city’s leading engineers and geologists reveal the secrets hidden inside Dubai’s buildings that keep them standing, protect them from desert storms and keep residents alive in the searing heat. This film explores the geology that shaped the city’s past and challenges its future, from the rich oil fields offshore to the desert dunes from which sandstorms are born.