During rush hour, Air Traffic Controller George Perkins gets the call all controllers dread: a plane needs to make an emergency landing at Dubai after an engine shutdown.
Firefighters rush to the aid of a 777 full of passengers that touches down with smoking landing gear. Meanwhile, the airport's VIP Service prepares for the arrival of footballing legend Pele.
Customs Officer Hassan tears apart a passenger’s five bags to find out what could be hidden behind the seams of the oddly identically packed bags.
It’s the first day of Dubai International Airport’s billion dollar runway rehabilitation project. Teams will work 24/7 in up to 45?C heat since every minute delayed costs money.
An Emirates Line Maintenance engineer is under the pump – literally. If he can’t fix the broken water pump on a Boeing 777, the airline’ whole network could be disrupted.
Musician Cat Stevens is at risk of missing a crucial flight to New York to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of a computer problem at the departure gate.
Customs Officer Mel Sabharwal encounters a passenger travelling with a fake passport, who tries to outfox her by dodging her questions.
Customs Officer Mustafa Ahmed pulls over a man with a strange suitcase full of white shirts. Will he find the $135,000 worth of cocaine hidden in the shirts’ lining?
More planes to service, more passengers to assist and more smugglers to stop. These 60,000 staff may be the busiest people on Earth as they try to make Dubai International the world’s best airport.