Model makers 3dr have designed a a series of detailed miniatures for a project to revitalise Dubai Creek.
The $544m development project for a 1.8km stretch of the waterfront is scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.
It will consist of a floating market, hotels, restaurants, art galleries and shops for Emirati handicrafts.
The project covers a 1.8km plot extending from Al Fahidi area and is being developed by Meraas Holding.
The plans will put new focus onto the traditions and heritage of the UAE and enable visitors to get a greater experience of local culture.
3dr Models – a sponsor of this year’s Middle East Architect awards – has worked with many of the world’s leading architects and made the initial miniatures for many of Dubai’s most ambitious projects.
Its founder Dani Bterrani said: “Being in the business of model making gets me to see a little of the future plans for this country and what I can say is we have seen nothing yet. It is only the beginning.”