Google launches 360-degree view of Dubai landmarks for UAE National Day

To mark the UAE’s 45th National Day, Google has launched a 360-degree view of more than 40 iconic Dubai sites, allowing people around the world to take a digital tour of Dubai Mall, Deira Spice Souq and other landmarks.

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Google has launched a series of Dubai’s iconic sites on Street View, a feature by Google Maps that allows users to view and navigate 360-degree imagery of major locations across the world. Courtesy Google

DUBAI // To mark the UAE’s 45th National Day, Google has launched a 360-degree view of more than 40 iconic Dubai sites, allowing people around the world to take a digital tour of Dubai Mall, Deira Spice Souq and other landmarks.

Users can now see the sites via Street View, a feature on Google Maps that allows users to view and navigate 360-degree imagery of streets across the world.

The imagery was launched in Street View Special Collects, a feature of Google Maps that allows users to explore landmarks, natural wonders, as well as culturally and historically significant sites all over the world.

Ulf Spitzer, global lead for the Google Street View programme, said: “We are excited about this wave of Special Collects, especially now as people all over the country prepare to mark the UAE’s 45th National Day.

“Street View has been in Dubai since 2013, with Burj Khalifa being the first Special Collect in the UAE. Now users can visit other locations such as the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, take a stroll through The Dubai Mall and the historic Deira Spice Souq, among others.” More info

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