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Masdar City

Khalifa City 'A', Opposite the Presidential Flight, Abu Dhabi 54115, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #27 of 71 attractions in Abu Dhabi
Type: Neighborhoods
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India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

World's first ZERO carbon city. Whats there not to visit. U can arrive by car, public bus (AED4 one way) and then hop on to electric train to take you around Masdar. Can be confusing the first time, when I drove there. I felt the signage wasnt adequate.

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Dubai
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142 reviews 142 reviews
58 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

When visiting Abu Dhabi, MASDAR is worth the stopover. Building layout and construction material characteristics are interesting, the wind tower is a modern replica of the Middle-East old times smart cooling invention. The transportation from car park to main living area is done with automatic electrical cars, a fancy and funny way to approach the place. And for those willing... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

take a tour on 1st cars without driver, learn about ancillary AC at newly constructed buildings, check special occasions before you go

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Amman, Jordan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I think the RTA was the only cool thing about it. The concept is interesting but you cannot see much of the cool nerdy stuff.

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Around 1/3 of Masdar is complete with a forecast completion date of 2025 for the remaining two thirds. By Masdar City aspires to have become a global clean energy & urban cluster, incorporating research, development, technology demonstration and though leadership in the Cleantech space, all powered by clean electricity (mainly Solar PV). On arrival, one is met at reception on... More

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Once a concept for future cities it just sits on a huge area of "city land" like many other UAE cities. Giant areas that are designated to be built out of the sand. Masdar doesn't seem to have anything new built in over 5 years and I can't imagine it ever will. Too bad.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

The concept behind Masdar City is excellent, but not yet developed enough to be considered a tourist attraction. The reason I say it is good for young children and Star Wars fans is you have to take a futuristic pod car to the center where you will find a coffee shop, sushi restaurant, and organic grocery store. There needs to... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Expected more from the futuristic city. the nice part is the electrical car which takes you to the city from the car part, other than that not much to do. they have a coffee shop which serves organic coffee, the pastries are nice but that's it

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I was so excited to see this place, it is all about sustainability and organic life. I went in one evening eagerly to go round. The place was empty and kind of haunted! you don't know where to start and staff (security) was not very helpful, you need to approach them and they will tell you things. The electric car... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A masterpiece of architect Norman Foster : student campus and research institute. External spaces with shadow, wind tower, underground parking places, narrow pedestrian ways, photovoltaic facades, gardens and waterfalls. Red concrete and grey panels. Electric Cars without driver designed by Zagato. Nice coffee shop . A look in the future. Worth a visit, especially for architects.

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