Shot from 705 km altitude in space, this natural-color satellite image collected by NASA's Landsat 8 on April 3, 2015, shows the municipality of Dubai. Not long ago, Dubai was considered a small fishing and pearl diving village, but its rapid expansion has turned Dubai into a modern metropolis. It is today the largest city of the Persian Gulf Emirate of the same name, and has built a global reputation for large-scale developments and architectural works.
Among the most visible of these developments are three human-made archipelagos. The two Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali) appear as stylized palm trees when viewed from above, as shown in this image offered by Customaps. The World Islands evoke a rough map of the world from an air- or space-borne perspective. Palm Jumeirah (in the center) was begun in 2001 and required more than 50 million cubic meters of dredged sand to raise the islands above the Persian Gulf sea level. Construction of the Palm Jumeirah islands was completed in 2006; the islands are now being developed for residential and commercial housing and infrastructure. Creation of the 300 World Islands (on the right) was begun in 2003 and completed in 2008, using 320 million cubic meters of sand and 37 million tonnes of rock for the surrounding 27-kilometer-long protective breakwater.
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Customaps, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.
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