In Photos: Dubai Beyond Its Famous Skyscrapers
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.
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View from the rooftop lounge of the Four Seasons at Jumeirah Beach, looking to the skyscrapers of Sheikh Zayed Road.
Traditional wooden abra boats and their captains wait to ferry passengers across Dubai Creek.
Dubai's Ali Ben Abi Taleb Street.
Traveling by bicycle on Baniyas Road.
The entrance to Boxpark, a shopping destination built from shopping containers.
A theater and cafe inside Boxpark.
Dri Dri Gelato truck at CityWalk, one of Dubai's new low-rise shopping centers.
Jewelry for sale in the Deira Gold Souk.
The Dubai Old Souq Station on Dubai Creek.
The Grand Mosque in the Bastakiya quarter of Bur Dubai (the name for the city's old town).
SALT burger truck—housed in an old Airstream—at Kite Beach.
The minaret of the Grand Mosque stands out above the low-profile buildings of the old town.
An alley in the old town.
The Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, one of the city's highest-profile low-rise developments.