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Earthshots: Satellite images of environmental change – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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USGS, 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: USGS Earthshots Web page at http://earthshots.usgs.gov/node/76.

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Earthshots introduces remote sensing by showing examples of how environmental changes look from space. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) holds about 6% of the world’s total oil reserves. The oil cannot last forever, so Dubai is thinking of the future. The fast-growing city, and most populous in the UAE, is diversifying its economic base by becoming a luxury tourist destination. About 5 million tourists visit Dubai every year and they have plenty to see and do. To attract tourists, Dubai developed the world’s fastest rollercoaster, the world’s tallest building, and the world’s largest shopping mall. It also built fancy hotels, beaches, and even a huge indoor ski resort. In the first image of this series, desert fills much of the image. [...]

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Thomas Adamson
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U.S. Geological Survey

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