Dubai becomes first City in the Gulf to have its Street View on Google Maps
If you want to see Dubai, the most globalized city of the world, Google can fulfill your desire as Google announced to include Dubai in Google street view map. Google announced on Monday that United Arab Emirates’ Dubai has been included in Google street view map and has become a first city in any Arab country to be covered with the Street View feature in Google Maps.
According to Google’s Regional Director for North Africa and the Middle East Muhammad Mourad, Dubai is home to the world’s tallest tower, largest mall and the planet’s only seven-star hotel. Starting today, it can add virtual visitors to that list, as Dubai becomes the first city in an Arab country to be added to Street View in Google Maps.”
Users can view and navigate 360 degree street-level imagery of major streets across the city through Google Street View in Dubai, a feature by Google Maps.
Director-General of Dubai Municipality Hussein Nasser, said that such electronic projects highlight Dubai as a modern city. He also said that the project will provide enjoyable virtual tour around the main streets in certain areas in the Emirate of Dubai and for all network users around the world.
Google Street View in Dubai, a feature by Google Maps that People can view the longest road in the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road running parallel to the coast line on Google Map. Historical sites such as Deira Spice Souk and Dubai Creek have been included, where the two sites form a part of the city that was set up decades back before all these iconic and construction marvels sprung up to create the modern day Dubai. The majestic Dubai Mall and the Financial Road have also been included in Google street view map of Dubai.
According to Google, the works to make Dubai on Google Street view had started earlier this year but work had to be suspended in the summers to ensure that photos were clear and apparent for everyone to enjoy.
Dubai has become a first Arab country to be covered by Google Street View but it is not the first time that Google has mapped places in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier, parts of the Liwa Desert were mapped out by Google using trekker cameras placed on camels.
The online pictorial map of the city the first from the UAE to appear on Google Street View allows users to navigate through several levels of the 830 metre (2,722 feet) tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper in downtown Dubai, including an observation deck near the top of the building.