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NASA pictures display Dubai’s 34-years of development

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NASA shared pictures that have been taken since 1984 with its Landsat program, showing Dubai’s development in the span of 34 years.

Dubai Media Office posted a before-and-after gif of the United Arab Emirates' coastline on Instagram, showcasing the rapid development of the country throughout the years.

The pictures illustrate how the city grew from 350,000 thousand people to over 3 million. It also shows the addition of the two palms in the

Dubai coastline and other artificial islands as well as the massive infrastructure that took place in the UAE.