SHARIAH: Dubai is set to become the first city in the Middle East to have street views added to Google’s online mapping service. Google has expanded the service to the city to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the company announced Monday. It marks the first time a city in an Arab country will be added to the feature.
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 3,000 cities across 63 countries around the world. Google Street View imagery provides users with a rich, immerse browsing experience and allows users to explore world landmarks, view natural wonders, and navigate a trip or other points of interest.
Google tells us it began mapping the city earlier this year, but took a break in the summer to avoid the city’s infamous haze and ensure clear photos.
Google maps has caused controversy in other areas of the world where it was launched due to privacy concerns, often be people caught on Google’s camera’s. License plates numbers and faces will be blurred in the UAE.