CNES, 2005 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CNES, 2005 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Satellite image of the city of Dubai and its coastline. North is at top. Dubai has reinvented itself in recent years as a centre for tourism. Vast artificial islands that house luxury hotels, apartments, shops and restaurants are being built in the Persian Gulf. The developments seen here are Jebel Ali Palm Island (bottom), Jumeira Palm Island (centre) and The World archipelago (top). Image taken by the SPOT 5 satellite on 29 September 2005.
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