Astronaut Hazzaa Ali Almansoori captured from ISS United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Strait of Hormuz.

Credit: Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, UAE Space Agency

The UAE is a federation of seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain), and was established on Dec. 2, 1971. It is bordered by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, and is in a strategic location slightly south of the Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil. The UAE’s oil reserves are the seventh-largest in the world while its natural gas reserves are the world’s seventeenth-largest.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Hazzaa Ali Almansoori’s Tweet
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