One of the many amazing features in Google Earth is historical imagery. Historical imagery is available in the bottom left corner of a search. If you do not see it right away, try zooming in or out and then you will see the historical imagery show u.
Below you will see 2 images from Dubai (Palm Islands). The first one is from 1999 and the other is from 2016.
|1999 - Palm Islands - Dubai|
|2016 - Palm Islands - Dubai|
Embedded below is a 1 minute and 25 second YouTube tutorial showing how to use the historical imagery.
Any questions please let me know!