Google Maps' Street View option has arrived in Sharjah and Ajman, joining 3,000 cities in 63 countries around the world with the feature. Now, users will be able to explore the emirates' landmarks and navigate their streets from their computer screens.
The feature, which debuted in May 2007, first launched in the UAE in 2013 for Burj Khalifa and later the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as well as the Liwa Desert in Abu Dhabi. It wasn't until 2014 that the first Arab city, Dubai, was added to the service.
Speaking to Gulf News, Joyce Baz, Communications Manager at Google's Middle East and North Africa office, said: “The idea behind the feature is to create a digital mirror of the world not only through imagery but by navigation."
The feature allows residents, tourists, and businesses to gauge the best routes to take, while also being able to view select landmarks such as the Al Qasba and Al Majaz waterfront in Sharjah, and Al-Murabaa Watchtower in Ajman's Corniche.