By Colin Simpson  www.thenational.ae

DUBAI // The innermost secrets of the city’s most famous landmarks are to be laid bare in a new television series.

A computer-generated image from the television show Strip the City, shows Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai being rolled up like a carpet to reveal deep sand beneath. Courtesy Discovery Channel
A computer-generated image from the television show Strip the City, shows Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai being rolled up like a carpet to reveal deep sand beneath. Courtesy Discovery Channel

State-of-the-art computer-animation techniques peel away the surface layers of buildings such as the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab and delve deep to reveal the technological marvels inside.

Dubai is one of six cities featured in Strip The City – the others are London, Rome, Sydney, Toronto and San Francisco. An episode is devoted to each, and the Dubai one will be screened next week.

“The fact that an episode is dedicated to Dubai shows the international fascination with this city,” said Frederic Copper-Royer, director of business development at OSN, which is broadcasting the series. The show’s makers describe Dubai as the world’s most extreme desert city, and say the episode explores “the secret technology and infrastructure that keep it running”. More info

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