Once vast empty spaces are now home to some of the tallest buildings in the world. But there's more to the city.
The landscape of Dubai has changed drastically in recent decades.
But while the city may be known for its tallest structures, life on the ground goes bustling on as Dubai's buildings scrape the sky.
Photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek shows us Dubai’s more grounded side, from the banks of Dubai Creek and the neighborhoods of the old town, to the new low-rise hotel and urban development projects that bring the city’s focus back to street level.
Scroll through to see what is happening in Dubai at eye level.