Burj Khalifa documentary to air this week

Learn everything there is to know about the world’s tallest tower with presenter Richard Hammond

Burj Khalifa documentary to air this week

If you’re looking for ways to spend your time at home in the UAE (and, for a while, we’re saying it’s okay to stay inside for a bit), then getting a bit of much-needed time on the couch is no bad thing, especially if you can learn all about Dubai's Burj Khalifa without moving a muscle.

And a new documentary all about Dubai's Burj Khalifa is airing on Discovery Channel tomorrow night (Thursday March 19) in the UAE. “BIG!” the series featuring co-host of The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime, Richard Hammond, is a global series focusing on some of the world’s biggest and most daring engineering achievements.

Hammond and the Discovery crew spent a week shooting in Dubai late last year for one episode of the series, focusing entirely on the Burj Khalifa. As the world’s largest man-made tower, and with a whole bunch more Guinness World Records under its belt, BIG! goes behind the scenes at Dubai’s most-famous landmark.

You’ll learn how the tallest building on Earth operates, discover the amazing feats of engineering that made it all possible and how Dubai was able to create the 828-metre tall structure in the first place.

The show presents an access-all-areas pass to the tower, you’ll see how the lifts operate in the world’s longest elevator shafts, how daunting the window cleaning process is and what the window cleaners need to do to maintain the 100,000 square metres of glass on a daily basis.

The show will air at 10pm UAE time on Thursday March 19 on the Discovery Channel.

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