A stunning time-lapse video taken from space has shown how Dubai has evolved over the last three decades.
Satellite images strung together show how Dubai has developed on land - and the sea - with landmarks such as the Palm Jumeirah sprouting out of nothing.
The images are part of a project by Google and Time magazine that shows how the world from Dubai to Shanghai has changed in the last 30 years.
In a report, Time Magazine said: "Not content with simply building in the desert, over the past couple of decades Dubai has built out into the sea. Sand dredged from the seafloor has been used to create artificial islands of recognizable shapes — including a pair of palm trees. In the lower-right corner of the Timelapse images, areas of empty sand are filled up with new buildings, as the city grows further and further away from the sea, pushing into the desert."
CHANGING FACE OF EARTH
The interactive project compiles millions of satellite images taken by NASA's Landsat satellites, whichRead More »from Incredible time-lapse shows Dubai's growth over 30 years