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BBC2 commissions “Inside Dubai: Playground of the Rich” from Spun Gold

BBC2 has commissioned a three-part lifestyle docuseries from British indie Spun Gold TV, Inside Dubai: Playground of the Rich, about the city and the wealthy people who live there. The 3 ...
September 21, 2021

BBC2 has commissioned a three-part lifestyle docuseries from British indie Spun Gold TV, Inside Dubai: Playground of the Rich, about the city and the wealthy people who live there.

The 3 x 60-minute series promises to take viewers behind the scenes of the fast-growing city and its three million inhabitants, which includes 52,000 millionaires. The ultra-modern metropolis and tax haven boasts the world’s tallest building, the world’s largest mall and the world’s most expensive hotel. It’s a place where luxury cars are wrapped in gold and ATMs dispense gold bars.

But the pleasure dome for the world’s wealthiest has also had its share of problems to deal with as Dubai attempts to position itself as a liberal gateway to the region. The show will highlight the people who live and work in the city to find out what makes it tick.

Inside Dubai: Playground of the Rich is a Spun Gold TV production for BBC2. The director and series producer is Chris Taylor, and the executive producers are Teresa Watkins and Daniela Neumann for Spun Gold. The series was commissioned by Emma Loach and is being distributed by ITV Studios.

The first episode of Spun Gold’s previous series for BBC2, Inside Monaco, was the most-watched BBC2 factual episode of 2020.

“Following on from Spun Gold’s huge ratings success of last year’s BBC2 series Inside Monaco, we hope this series will give viewers an insight into the world of those chasing the high life in the emirate of Dubai, a self-styled playground for the wealthy,” said Clare Sillery, BBC2′s head of commissioning, documentaries, history and religion, in a release.

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