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Former Top Gear star explores secrets behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa

British presenter gets access-all-areas pass for special episode of Richard Hammond's Big

Former Top Gear star explores secrets behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa

Former Top Gear host Richard Hammond will explore the secrets behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on the planet, in a special episode of Richard Hammond's Big which is set to air on Thursday.

The award-winning British presenter explores every part of the Dubai landmark, with an access-all-areas pass allowing him to discover the engineering feats that made it possible to create something so incredibly big in the shifting sands of the desert.

In the Tallest Building on Earth episode, Hammond will help fix one of the many lifts inside some of the world’s longest elevator shafts and climb to the very top of the biggest lightening conductor on earth.

His mission also includes joining the fearless team of window cleaners who work year-round at terrifying heights to find out how the maintenance teams keep over 100,000 square metres of glass clean.

Hammond said: “I can’t wait to get out there and explore some truly huge examples of engineering genius in action. I love engineering and the science behind it. And the bigger the better. It’s going to be fact filled and huge fun. It’s going to be big!”

The episode airs at 9pm Saudi time on the Discovery Channel.

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