A view of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.
PHOTO BY ISS
DUBAI – Instagrammable place on Earth? Scrap that. How about most Instagrammable place from space?
Dubai’s islands recently captured the eye of astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS), which released photos of three man-made islands off Dubai on Wednesday (June 12).
The photos were taken after the ISS crossed paths with the UAE coastline at an altitude of 419 kilometres.
The ISS, on Instagram, published photos of the World Islands, Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali.
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The artificial islands off the coast of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates are known as (from left) The World Islands, Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali. The International Space Station was orbiting 255 miles above Saudi Arabia about to cross the Persian Gulf when this photograph was taken by an Expedition 59 crewmember. #nasa #roscosmos #csa #jaxa #esa #dubai #international #space #station
Nasa is reportedly planning to open the ISS to space tourists who will be able to enjoy a flypast holiday photo of the UAE from 400km in orbit.
The cost of this spectacular odyssey? Dh183 million for a 30-day stay. ICA/Expat Media
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