Burj Al Arab
Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Burj Al Arab


Season 3 / Episode 1

The presenter explores the design secrets of the world's tallest hotel, Burj Al Arab, which is located on a custom-built island off the shore of Dubai. He discovers how engineers tackled the challenges of building a steel structure in the desert heat and protecting the island from wave damage, and learns how a component from a camera flash helps prevent fires in the hotel's rooms.


Genre - Documentary
Running Time - 50min
Original Air Date - Wednesday 26th January 2022

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