Dubai, which 20 years ago was a little fishing village unknown to the world. But now it has grown into the UAE’s most populous city and the wealthiest financial center in the Middle East.
Duba has built the “7-Stars” luxurious sailboat hotel, Ain Dubai the world’s largest observation wheel, and other mega-city landmarks. It strives to gradually transform the country, known for its oil exportation, into a world-class commercial and leisure touristic destination.
An architectural model of Dubai’s Palm Islands, acclaim as the world’s eighth wonder and the largest human-made islands in history.
Dubai’s ambition and imagination are inexhaustible.
Recently, the Dubai government announced plans to develop a new “Dubai Harbor” on the south bank of the Persian Gulf. It covers an area of more than 10 million square meters.
An urban planning model display of the world’s largest observation wheel, Ain Dubai, set to complete in 2020.
The new Dubai Harbor will house a 1,400-berth marina, a 135-meters-tall lighthouse, a cruise port that can handle 6000 tourists. It is a 150,000-meters-long port.
The Dubai government uses the city’s port ideal geographical location to promote Dubai’s transformation into a fully-equipped maritime tourism hub.
The new Dubai Harbor project locates itself next to Dubai’s Jebel Ali, one of Dubai’s Palm Islands. (Image Sourced from the Internet)
Consequently, Dubai based holding company Meraas entrusted architectural model makers in Dubai, RJ Models with the task of constructing the model for the Dubai Harbor project.
RJ Models accepted with honor and completed a 1:400 model showing the development plans of Dubai Harbor and a 1:150 Dubai Harbor Cruise Terminal.
The architectural models exhibit not only provide a visual but also a detailed overview of the Dubai Harbor grand master plan to the government officials and the investors.
The architectural model construction process of Dubai Harbor project in 1:400 and 1:150:
The architectural model of Dubai Harbor development plan at 1:400, measuring 10,000 mm x 6,500 mm.
As a leader in the architectural model makers in Dubai, RJ Models, Founder, Ray Cheung and CEO Dani A Beterrani made immediate contact upon receiving the full brief of the project.
The cruise terminal model of the Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal at 1:150, measuring 1,000 mm x 4,000 mm.
They discussed and confirmed the specifics of the architectural model construction plans, the scope of the model, the style at which the model would display and other details concerning the project, achieving a satisfactory product delivery and service to the client in the shortest period.
At the same time, RJ Models dedicated more than ten architectural model makers in Dubai to draft out the design plans of Dubai Harbor and also more than 10 CNC carving machine and 3D printed architectural model making technology to manufacture the components of the architectural model rapidly.
Dubai’s President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Ai Maktoum observing the 1:400 architectural model exhibit of the Dubai Harbor development plan. (Image sourced from the Internet)
RJ Models worked untiringly for four weeks, with the support from more than 50 individuals.
Our architectural model makers in Dubai ranged from managers responsible for keeping the progress of the project in check, to the model lighting technicians, to the professionals responsible for the building structure and the landscape manufacturing experts.
They worked with first-class manufacturing efficiency to produce the architectural model, complete with packaging, installation service and timely delivery to Dubai, a city approximately 6,000 km away from Shenzhen.
The 1:400 architectural model of Dubai Harbor development plan displays the plans for the 1,400-berth marina, the luxurious hotel, high-end residential accommodation, retail area and the city’s large green spaces.
Located next to the Cruise Terminal, the yachts moor in the calm water of the marina.
Located next to the Cruise Terminal, the yachts moor in the calm water of the marina.
The audience can observe from the model of Dubai Harbor development plan, the marina, designed to excellent international standards.
Create an unforgettable experience and enjoy the majestic and spectacular aerial view of Dubai city sights onboard a private plane.
The elements that make up the model share the same function and that is to collectively create a pleasant scenery based on the proprietor’s imagination of this attractive and charming future coastal development by our architectural model makers in Dubai.
Also, during the construction of the 1:150 Dubai Harbor Cruise Terminal, the focus was placed on the display of the many luxury cruise liners and super yacht models.
From the entire Dubai Harbor design including the construction of the foundation, the super cruise liners and the luxurious super yachts moor at the berth, the enchanting scene of Dubai Harbor is presented by the craftsmen ingenious details.
Dubai’s President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Ai Maktoum observing the 1:150 model of the Dubai Harbor Cruise Terminal. (Image Sourced from the Internet)
RJ Models constructed the 1:150 Dubai Harbour Marina with the latest yacht models from world’s luxury yachting brands, such as Azimut, Beneteau, Ferretti, Sunseeker.
The different model yachts with their sleek and stunning profiles quietly moor by the berth, presenting itself in front of its owner to offer a comfortable, elegant and relaxed lifestyle.
Whether it is from the sleek exterior or the display of craftsmanship, every yacht looks grand and luxurious.
The Dubai Harbor Cruise Terminal Model shows Dubai’s ambition to become a high-end commercial and holiday destination.
The final showcase of the Dubai Harbor Cruise Terminal model construction is the eye-catching cruise liners from AIDA Cruises.
AIDA Cruises is a cruise brand under the world’s renowned and largest cruise holiday company Carnival Corporation & PLC.
It has 12 cruise line brands including the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Lines, Costa Cruises and others.
During the construction of the Cruise Terminal model, RJ Models has the privilege to specially recreate a 1:400 and 1:150 model of the well-known AIDA Cruises also known as “Goddess of the Cruise liner”, complete with its eye-catching hull symbol – “the kissing lips” – a hallmark of all AIDA fleet.
Carnival Corporation & PLC together with Dubai’s government and investment company Meraas Holdings form a strategic alliance. To promote Dubai into an ideal international maritime holiday destination through the development of Dubai Harbor Cruise Terminal.
It is also to allow Dubai Harbor to be the gateway for people to explore the world.
Consequently, Carnival entrusted RJ Models to construct the AIDA Cruises for display on the Dubai Harbor Cruise Terminal model.
Before manufacturing all the components that made up the AIDA Cruises model, our model makers double-checked the liner’s design plan. This ensured that the model realistically presents the sleekness of the hull and the cruise liner configuration details.
Every aspect strives to bring out the grandeur and elegance of the cruise liner’s design to reflect the actual ship. For example, from the initial drawings to the fittings of the lights on the model, the hand-fitted components and paintwork.
To stay true to AIDA Cruises elegant and exquisite design, RJ Model dedicated a team of 15 architectural model makers.
They are solely responsible for the production quality of the cruise liner model.
Our model-makers added human figures to the model to create a realistic scene and atmosphere on the AIDA Cruises model.
RJ Models lighting specialists fitted the lights on the model with the most stringent adjustment. It ensured that the light fittings on the AIDA Cruises model are an exact representation of the actual one.
To enhance the vividness of the model scene, RJ Models created patterned stickers. This brings the various function spaces and decorations (including the hidden lightnings) to an accurate scale.
Such attention to details when building the model presents endless surprise in the audience’s viewing process, creating a visual feast.
On the deck, the tourist having a relaxing time sunbathing on loungers.
On the model, a light-structured glass roof covers the swimming pool area. When skylight windows is opened, holiday goers can enjoy the view of blue sky and clouds.
Below the promenade deck lies a row of lifeboats, above which are most of the cabins. Even single-berth cabin comes with a private balcony, providing a more ergonomic cruise experience in comparison to a windowless cabin.
Onboard the cruise liner, tourists can detach themselves from their daily routine to truly relax and enjoy the leisure facilities. Take a stroll on the promenade deck or enjoy the sea breeze and the view of the sea.
The realistic scenery display of the architectural model gives the Dubai Government and investors a vivid view of Dubai Harbor.
Through the model, the audience can easily visualize cruising along in the ocean. With the brilliance reflection of the clear water, one can wake up to a beautiful view of the ocean’s horizon.
Even the CEO of Carnival Holdings couldn’t help but exclaim: “It’s the best cruise ship model I have ever seen!”.
The above picture shows a comparison between the AIDA Cruises model and its early design plan.
Upon its estimated completion in the year 2020, the new Dubai Harbor will cover approximately 20 million square feet.
It will be the Middle East and North Africa largest marina.
It will house a shopping mall, luxury residences, restaurants, cafes, yacht clubs and the new Dubai Lighthouse (a 135 meters tall masterpiece), as well as sky land and sea access.
The entire Dubai Harbor will connect through a network of monorail and water transportation system.
Three super liners docking at Dubai Harbor. Just another attraction to look forward to when visiting Dubai next.
The new Dubai Harbor will become the home port and transit hub for Carnival Corporation & PLC cruise liner fleet. It promotes Dubai’s global profile as a cruise hub, providing tourists with an enjoyable, luxurious and relaxing maritime holiday.
RJ Models skillfully and realistically simulated every possible scenery in different proportions and scales to their architectural models in Dubai. Thoughtfulness not once, but over and over again.
About RJ Models
For 23 years now, RJ Models has grown to be a leader in the world-class architectural model makers in Dubai.
It offers a range of top quality architectural model with a tight deadline for competitive rates. With RJ Models, clients can enjoy all our team support to focus on your project.
At every stage, RJ Models aims to provide top-quality architectural models to boost your business to all architecture in the world.
About 3DR Models:
Founded in 1989, 3DR Models is one of the leading model making companies worldwide.
As a professional model maker in U.A.E, 3DR Models located in Dubai and cooperate with RJ Models for more than 15 years.
3DR Models and RJ Models currently have 18% of the world’s model making’s market, occupying 12,800 square meters with over 500 in manpower, producing over 60 architectural models per month.