30 March 2016, 11:38

A NASA astronaut has tweeted a stunning image of the UAE from space

Dubai , NASA , Abu Dhabi , space

 

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A NASA astronaut has tweeted a stunning image of the UAE from space, showcasing exactly what incredible development has happened on the Arabian peninsula in just a few short years.

Chris Hadfield, a Canadian national who spent time on the International Space Station before recently returning to Earth, has a prolific following on Twitter, and reached out to Time Out directly with the image.

The two largest emirates in terms of population and infrastructure can clearly be seen in the picture, although the eagle-eyed among you will notice it is in fact 'upside down'. In the picture, Abu Dhabi sits 'above' Dubai, while Al Ain is clearly visible to the 'West'.