Russian cosmonaut shares photo of Dubai from space

Oleg Artemyev showed an image of the Palm Jumeirah on his Instagram account
Russian cosmonaut shares photo of Dubai from space
By Lubna Hamdan
Thu 03 May 2018 10:43 AM

A Russian cosmonaut for the Russian Federal Space Agency has taken a picture of Dubai from the International Space Station while orbiting the Arabian Gulf.

Oleg Artemyev shared an image of the Palm Jumeirah on his official Instagram account, which boasts nearly 200,000 followers.

“The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Together with @Anton_Astrey [Anton Shkaplerov] family we were there 5 years ago,” he captioned the photo.

The post received over 11,600 likes and 73 comments.

A post shared by Oleg Artemyev (@olegmks) on

Artemyev also shared a space image of Crimea, Ukraine, with the caption, “At this photo you can see the homeland of my friend @anton_astrey”

Shkaplerov is a Russian Ukrainian cosmonaut and a former Russian Air Force fighter pilot.

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