For a third season Nat Geo TV has been granted unprecedented access to one of the busiest global hubs on the planet and the home of Emirates, one of the world’s largest airlines: Dubai International Airport.

Step inside to see the 90,000 staff responsible for over 70 million passengers on 350,000 flights a year tackle illegal smugglers, angry passengers and huge engineering projects.

This is truly a 24/7 job, expect shocking situations, unexplained events and incredible incidents in Ultimate Airport Dubai.


  • Ultimate Airport Dubai: Episode 1
    At the world's busiest international airport, Hassan catches a smuggler who has swallowed a large number of capsules containing cocaine.
  • Ultimate Airport Dubai: Episode 2
    Mel deals with angry passengers delayed by bad weather; Carl gets to grips with some explosive cargo; and Phil trials a revolutionary new system.
  • Ultimate Airport Dubai: Episode 3
    Mel deals with the fallout from an onboard theft and Hassan catches a passenger smuggling a million dollars' worth of diamonds in her body.
  • Ultimate Airport Dubai: Episode 4
    Mel responds to an passenger emergency alarm call, while Nizel has to decide whether to let a partially filled cargo plane stay or go.
  • Ultimate Airport Dubai: Episode 5
    Weather threatens to wreck Georg's plan to deal with a medical emergency. Jo struggles to get a group of Chinese tourists on their flight.
  • Ultimate Airport Dubai: Episode 6
    Maintenance engineers Leigh Faulkner and Andy Clark desperately try to find two bolts which have dropped deep inside the engine of a Boeing 777.
  • Ultimate Airport Dubai: Episode 7
    Mel deals with an angry family who have missed their connecting flight. Leigh is kept busy with an important repair to a 777 - a blocked toilet.
  • Ultimate Airport Dubai: Episode 8
    Mel is alerted to a possible ebola patient and must limit the man's contact with other passengers until she can get a firm diagnosis.
  • Ultimate Airport Dubai: Episode 9
    Myles races against the clock to fix faults at Concourse D. Hassan makes a big bust when they stop a man entering Dubai carrying fake passports.
  • Ultimate Airport Dubai: Episode 10
    At the world's busiest international hub, Customs Officer Hassan catches a smuggler hiding 2,000 tiny bottles of illegal prescription medication.