Dubai Municipality has announced the arrival of Google 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.
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.
Hussein Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality said such electronic projects highlight Dubai as a modern city, adding that the project will provide enjoyable virtual tour around the main streets in certain areas in the Emirate of Dubai and for all network users around the world.
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 and Deira. In these areas, users can access street level images by zooming into the lowest level on Google Maps.