Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS Dubai, U.A.E.
Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai aims to be the business hub of Western Asia. It is also a major global transport hub for passengers and cargo. Oil revenue helped accelerate the development of the city, which was already a major mercantile hub. Due to the financial crisis in 2008, the city’s economy experienced a major downturn. Today, Dubai’s economy recovered from the recession and now relies on revenues from trade, tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.