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Model making companies in Dubai, UAE

May 5th, 2015 Posted by Architectural Model Making, Architectural Models, Bespoke Builds, CreateMENA, Model Making, model making companies in dubai No Comment yet

Model making companies in Dubai, UAE


It can be very difficult to choose the many model making companies in Dubai. SMME, now CreateMENA makes models, corporate installations and bespoke builds.

We have the ability to make models of almost anything however we specialise in architectural models for exhibition, marketing events and displays within company headquarters etc. We also make models to use as photography props, tv and film. We also make models for shop window displays, point of sale items and short run corporate gifts.


Our model making includes making masters from acrylic, timber or clay which can be cast using a variety of materials. Our metal finish resin casts look like metal however are cured by a chemical reaction and not heat traditionally used in a foundry. The surface can be sanded and polished to look very realistic.


We are seeing an increase in models ordered to our model making department who specialise in architectural models. Architectural models can range in scale and size and are hugely popular in the Middle East to communicate a design or development layout. A building or tower model usually range in scales from 1:500 to 1:100. Masterplan models showing entire developments range from 1:1000 to 1:5000 depending on the clients wishes and what the model is required to show. Each model is built bespoke to each client and development. We use a variety of materials including acrylic with a sprayed finish to achieve the look required. Each model is expertly crafted to ensure your presentation or event looks the best it can be.

SMME has changed its name to CreateMENA. For more information please email For quotations please email

SMME changes its name to CreateMENA


SMME changes its name to CreateMENA

May 4th, 2015 Posted by Architectural Model Making, Architectural Models, Bespoke Builds, Corporate Installations, CreateMENA No Comment yet

SMME changes its name to CreateMENA

SMME (Super Models Middle East) have changed their name to CreateMENA.

CreateMENA will offer industry leading architectural models and will now encompass more services including larger builds such as corporate installations and one of bespoke features.

SMME has for some time traded as a line partner of Clarion Sign LLC and now through Clarion, CreateMENA have access to a team of experience metal fabricators and welders, 8×4′ CNC cutter for timber and MDF, 8×4′ laser cutter for acrylic, 5m x 3m water jet cutter for steel plate up to 20mm thick and a high powered laser for cutting intricate details in steel, all resulting in CreateMENA able to build a broader range of bespoke items.

Architectural Model Making – Architectural models are hugely popular in the Middle East to easily inform of a new development, tower or villa design. We can build any type of model to a high level of finish, in a short amount of time and on budget.

Interactives – Interactive panels are quickly becoming the industry standard for architectural models. We are able to install a touchscreen interface to communicate the scheme to the viewer through an easily accessible interface.

Media Tables – Media tables are the next step in architectural model builds. The base of the model is replaced with flat, edgeless LED screens which are configured to whatever size required.  A traditional stylised model is placed on top and a movie or show real plays informing the user in a more realistic and natural way. A touchscreen interface can also be fitted to engage the viewer more as well as overhead projection for the complete marketing package.

CreateMENA builds architectural models, corporate installations and bespoke builds from Dubai Investment Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For more information or to discuss an idea you would like building please email Neil at

SMME changes its name to CreateMENA

Architectural Models – Materials

March 12th, 2012 Posted by Architectural Model Making, Architectural Model Making Abu Dhabi, Architectural Model Making Dubai, CreateMENA, Exhibition Models, Model Making, Model Making Qatar, Model Making UAE, Sketch Models No Comment yet

Architectural Models – Materials


A variety of materials can be used when making architectural models. Traditionally acrylic is used in the Middle East however timber models are very popular in Western countries. Timber models are not as popular in the Middle east due to the moisture content of the air and the use of AC, timber moves in different environments and movement on any architectural model should be fixed for obvious reasons.

Architectural models made using wood are made the same way as any other model, a carcass is assembled using mdf* and veneers are applied to the surface. Each veneer is laser cut the same as acrylic parts, with surface score details shown as a slightly burnt line instead of a surface score with acrylic models.

Using timber veneers for models are very popular with architects as timber is see as a more natural look. Also timber models are very rarely sprayed so time spent choosing and agreeing model colours is not required.

*MDF is used as it has no grain therefore does not move or twist.


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SMME has changed it’s name to CreateMENA – makers of architectural models, corporate installations and bespoke builds.

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