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About The Show

Dubai Airport handles 57 million passengers and 344,000 flights each year. The 60,000 staff handle everything from emergency landings to intercepting drug smugglers.

Episodes

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Episode 1

Episode 1

An A380 aircraft is on final approach to the airport after a sudden engine failure, triggering emergency protocols. And, customs discover live snakes in checked baggage.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Fire crews are on the scene when a 777 aircraft has smoke coming from its landing gear. And, customs officers intercept a smuggled shipment of oud.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Customs officials intercept a passenger attempting to smuggle drugs while travelling. And, engineers are under pressure when an aircraft's computer fails to start.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Construction crews are on site to repair and rebuild one of the world's busiest runways, in just 80 days. And, customs discover a hidden compartment in a passenger's luggage.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Immigration staff are pushed to the limit as eight flights all arrive at the airport within ten minutes. And, construction crews are on a deadline to complete a runway.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Tensions rise as staff must decide whether to call back a plane experiencing a problem with its hydraulic system. And, pilots train at the airport's flight training facilities.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Airline engineers undertake an unprecedented refurbishment project their oldest aircraft. And, immigration officials discover a traveller using a forged passport.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Customs officials suspect two travellers of smuggling contraband in their luggage. Meanwhile, pilots undergo their final training in order to fly A380 aircraft.

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Episode 9

Episode 9

There's a medical emergency as an aircraft lands with a seriously ill passenger on board. Meanwhile, customs officers intercept a passenger travelling with raw diamonds.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

After 80 days of construction, engineers repair a fault and finally re-open the airport's second runway. And, catering staff rush to prepare meals for over 100 daily flights.