A NASA astronaut tweeted this incredible photo of the United Arab Emirates, taken from his vantage above at the International Space Station .

Chris Hadfield, a Canadian national, captured a clear and breathtaking glimpse of Dubai and Abu Dhabi in his image.

However, this is definitely not the first image of the Middle East from space to be shared by NASA and its astronauts. Check out these other incredible images.

1. Cairo, Egypt

2. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3. Doha, Qatar

4. Baghdad, Iraq

5. Taif, Jeddah and Mecca, Saudi Arabia