Google Street View comes to Dubai

360 degree mapping service comes to the UAE

Google today announced the arrival of Street View in Dubai, a feature by Google Maps that allows users to view and navigate 360 degree street-level imagery of major streets across the city. This is the first time Street View is made available on a street-level in the Arab world.

Street View was launched in May 2007 and is already available in more than 3000 cities across 63 countries around the world. Google Street View imagery provides users with a rich, immersive browsing experience and allows users to explore world landmarks, view natural wonders, navigate a trip or other points of interest.

Some of the main areas captured by Street View in Dubai today are: Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai, Al Sufouh, Dubai Marina, Business Bay, Bur Dubai, Deira and more. In these areas, users can access street level images by zooming into the lowest level on Google Maps, or by dragging the orange "Pegman" icon on the left-hand side of the map onto a blue highlighted street.

Mohamad Mourad, Regional Director for Google in Middle East and North Africa, said: “Google Street View will allow millions of people from around the world to discover Dubai in a new way ----to see and experience useful and beautiful 360-degree imagery of one of the most touristic cities in the world. Wherever we have launched Street View, we have seen positive response, and believe that people and businesses in the UAE and across the world can benefit on many levels from having this imagery available.”

Click here to see Street View of Burj Khalifa

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