National Geographic Channels International, in conjunction with production company Arrow Media, has commissioned a ten-part documentary series about the day-to-day working of Dubai International Airport that will be broadcast to over 440 million households in 171 countries in 2013.
With the working title ‘Dubai: Ultimate Airport’, the series will follow the daily operation of one of the world’s busiest airports for international passenger traffic and will involve staff across Dubai’s aviation community including Emirates airline, dnata, Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Customs, Dubai Immigration, Dubai Police and Dubai Airports.
The main focus of the hour-long documentaries will be on the frontline aspects of the airport’s operations. Filming started on September 24.
“What makes Dubai International particularly intriguing is that it is at the crossroads linking east and west. That gives it a unique cultural diversity,” said John Smithson, Creative Director at Arrow Media. “Plus there is a lot of inherent drama and excitement behind Dubai’s tremendous aviation success story. How does DXB handle over 50 million passengers per year and 6,000 weekly flights, in a truly 24/7 operation? What are the technological and engineering challenges that will lead to Dubai having the biggest international airport in the world and how this is changing the face of aviation globally? Our global audience will soon find out.”
The team at Arrow Media was behind the making of Airbus’ A380 documentary series, the ‘Megastructures’ series and in Dubai produced documentaries on World Islands, Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah and the Burj Khalifa.