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Masdar City

Khalifa City 'A', Opposite the Presidential Flight, Abu Dhabi 54115, United Arab Emirates
2 653 3333
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Ranked #27 of 71 Attractions in Abu Dhabi
Type: Neighborhoods
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RI
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were captivated by this site, and it started with the PRT (Personal Rapid Transit...4 passenger cars running with software and magnets) and included the solar blocks and wind towers. We looked at every inch open to us and were amazed at what has been built and what will be built.I will be following its construction from afar and often.... More

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My sister in law is a student at Masdar, hence I had the chance to visit it with a very knowledgeable tour guide that has A LOT to say about every corner and curve. Every single facility has a story behind it, a quite interesting story. Main attractions to see, I would vote for: the library, the dorms, the wind... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Emiratis are using their oil money to exercise and learn from green initiatives in this near-off-grid oasis. The technologies being employed keep the place comfortable and well-lighted. A pretty large community on the edge of Abu Dhabi, Masdar City does community outreach and advocacy for low carbon footprint and low fossil fuel living. This reviewer sees major flaws and... More

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India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
115 helpful votes 115 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction 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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12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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