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Masdar City

Khalifa City 'A', Opposite the Presidential Flight, Abu Dhabi 54115, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #25 of 68 attractions in Abu Dhabi
Type: Neighborhoods
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Fujairah-Dhadna
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Loved it! Lots to see and ask about. Skip the heath food store: junk imported from the US which most people don't even buy anymore there!

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I thought Masdar City had a lot more potential than it showed on the day I visited. I really enjoyed the little terminal where you caught the electric self-guided car to the campus, that display was very interesting, but the City itself did not have much going on. Some of the biophilic concepts were pretty neat and I could see... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The wow factor comes when you go in a pod without any driver from the car park to the complex. The feels like a science fiction movie. But after that not much there yet beside a coffee shop and a restaurant.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is basically a postgraduate university campus…so for the casual visitor not much to see…however interesting building and the highlight is the driverless pods that take you from the covered car park to the campus where you can have a stroll around the buildings…did not try the coffee shop.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

YOU'LL pass this place most likely as you leave the airport as it is a collection random, futuristic buildings with little else around it. There's not a massive amount to see as this is a place of residence, study and research, not really designed as a tourist attraction. That said, if you're running out of things to do kids love... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The idea of Masdar City is excellent and may be a sign of how the future will look. The short trip from the car park in a car that drives itself is a great experience for the kids. There are a few places to eat but nothing else to do, so a short visit is recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I study in Masdar and every day there are some groups of tourists who come to see this city. It can be an interesting trip just to see what Masdar is. There are some cafes (average price 10 AED per a cup of tea - quite big cup, cakes etc.:)). Also here is a shop of organic food - the... More

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Belvidere, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is an interesting idea, an entire office complex powered by solar power. Many local companies use Masdar City as additional office space for overflow staff.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

they have the cutest pods that you ride to get to the Masdar institute. the air tower is fun to stand under and playing around the small fountains is also nice. enjoyable family trip. there is a nice organic shop there as well.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you have some spare time when passing by Abu Dhabi, you shall have a look at Masdar City. They building an environmnetal friendly complex where students from all over the world are finalizing their PHd's and other high end degrees. Focus on the upcoming new energy, Masdar has developped plenty of new concepts to minimize the impact of the... More

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