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Shifting Sands

Episode 3 of 3

The discovery of oil has led to huge changes across Arabia and in the Arab relationship with nature. This episode reveals how technology and nature interact across the region.

Huge changes have swept across Arabia since the discovery of oil and the Arab relationship with nature has changed too. This is summed up by the changes to camel racing, now an ultra hi-tech sport. Arabia's animals now live alongside a very modern society, but Arabia's people are using technology to protect nature - dugongs are fitted with satellite transmitters, hunting falcons chase down radio-controlled planes, and the world's first carbon-neutral city is being built in the very heart of oil country.

58 minutes

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Wed 21 Sep 2016 15:15

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Role Contributor
Narrator Alexander Siddig
Executive Producer Brian Leith
Series Producer Dan Rees
Series Producer Chadden Hunter