Strip the City Series 1

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Episode 6
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.



Desert City: Dubai The city’s leading engineers and geologists reveal the secrets hidden inside Dubai’s buildings that keep them standing.

Earthquake City: San Francisco The engineers and geologists reveal the secrets inside San Francisco’s skyscrapers that keep them standing

Harbour City: Sydney How did Sydney come to thrive in such an inhospitable place? This film looks beneath the city’s skin to discover the secret engineering wonders that make it possible.

Ice City: Toronto How did this metropolis grow to become the largest city in Canada in such an extreme environment? This film looks beneath the city’s skin to discover the secret engineering wonders and geological forces that make it possible.

Underground City: London We lift up Buckingham Palace to reveal a ‘lost’ river and show the innovative engineering behind the city’s brand new port under construction.

Ancient City: Rome We descend into a cavern of tunnels that runs under most of Rome, abseil into an ancient aqueduct and explore how Rome’s new Metro is being built.

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Series Producer
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Junior Production Manager
for Discovery, Discovery World, Quest