2007-05-02
Dubai from Space
I found these pretty cool images of Dubai from satellite on the NASA Earth Observatory website.

Photo of Dubai from Landsat 7 satellite on 11 October 2006


Photo of Dubai from Landsat 4 satellite on 28 August 1990


Photo of Dubai from Landsat 7 satellite on 24 January 1973

Pretty remarkable how different it was 24 years ago. I didn't realize that the creek wasn't real!

And it's amazing how the port of Jebel Ali isn't even there, either! Then again, it is the world's largest artificial harbor. I guess it doesn't matter if there's anything to start with or not.

For reference, here's that map we found back in October (see Map of Dubai).

For much larger versions of the photos, here are the links:
posted by Josh @ 6:53 AM  

Josh and Liz are two American kids who got married in August. Liz has lived in Dubai since 2003, Josh since August of 2006.

Follow along in the culture shock of being recently married and (for Josh, at least) recently transplanted to Dubai.


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