Striking view of Dubai's Palm Jumeirah from space

The images were taken by a US astronaut from the International Space Station

Spectacular image Dubai from space. courtesy: Dubai Media Office
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Striking photos taken from space capture the Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai coastline.

Nasa astronaut Chris Cassidy shared the crystal clear images from the International Space Station showing the trunk and fronds of the distinctive UAE landmark.

“Always an amazing view when you fly over #uae!!” he posted on his Instagram account.

Mr Cassidy also wrote that it was inspiring to watch the first flight of Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri and acknowledged his colleagues at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre.

The images were shared by the Dubai Media Office.

Mr Al Mansouri made history as the first UAE citizen to complete a space mission when he was aboard the space station in September last year.

Mr Mansouri too had shared photos of the UAE's western coastline, images of Abu Dhabi city and his home town of Liwa.

"Despite being miles away, my heart longed for the warmth of this land," he had tweeted.

The six crew currently in the orbiting laboratory are scheduled to return to Earth in October and will conduct about 160 investigations in biology and technology development.