MegaWorld: Dubai

What does it take to build the largest artificial islands in the world? How are 65,000 fish moved from the Arabian Sea to the world’s largest aquarium? How can a joystick and a robot impact the outcome of a camel race?

These engineering and technological mysteries are explored in the latest instalment in Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking original MegaWorld series.

Premiering Sun., June 29 at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT, and simulcast on Discovery HD, MegaWorld: Dubai examines some of the innovations that are pushing the emirate to the forefront of engineering, construction and emergency preparedness.

From a small trading port to a thriving economic hub and the most populous region in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai is quickly proving it is more than just a striking locale but a dynamic region on the cutting edge of exotic engineering.

Hosted by Kevin Brauch (da Vinci: Unlocking the Genius, Thirsty Traveller), this fascinating one-hour special examines a world of firsts for the emirate including the world’s largest artificial islands and the world’s largest open water aquarium.

Each story explains how these large-scale projects have come to fruition and the how the region’s infrastructure has been designed to support the vast expansion in Dubai. Aside from their achievements in engineering, construction and tourism, find out how the emirate is using technology to benefit everything from policing to recreational camel racing.

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