Found on Nasa’s website, this series of images taken from NASA’s Terra satellite shows the evolution of Palm Jumeirah and The World, two artificial archipelago projects along Dubai’s Persian Gulf coastline.
While the Palm Jumeirah project is now completed, The World project made of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a global world map was stopped in 2008 due to the financial crisis.
“In these false-color images, bare ground appears brown, vegetation appears red, water appears dark blue, and buildings and paved surfaces appear light blue or gray. “
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Photos courtesy of NASA’s Earth Observatory