Dubai, UAE: Dubai Municipality released third edition of emirate map – Dubai Map 2010, 10 years after the last edition. The municipality claims that it is the most up-to-date map of the emirate. The third edition of the map by the civic body of Dubai, which earned the title as the fastest growing city in the last decade, provides the latest geographical information about the nook and corner of the emirate, including the major projects that have been planned, completed and those under construction.
The ‘Dubai Map 2010’ printed in three sizes, will be updated every six months in line with the changes in the emirate. The next phase of the project will see the map going digital and being used in the geographic navigation applications.
The map shows the growth of Dubai from just two sectors — Deira Dubai and Bur Dubai. “We wanted to show the changes in the city accurately. We are keen to give the right information to the visitors as well as the people living in the city,” Director-General of Dubai Municipality Hussain Nasser Lootah said after unveiling a wall map measuring 198cm x 148cm at the municipality headquarters.
He said a 60-member team from the municipal departments of planning, survey and GIS worked together with private developers and cartography companies for almost two years to bring out the map.
“We have even included the projects that are planned, but still on hold. They are marked in grey shades,” said Al Hajri adding that the bigger the map, the finer the details are.