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“Still in the building phase - hopefully more to come!”
Review of Masdar City

Masdar City
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

As expats living in Abu Dhabi, we are trying to work on our check list of lists to see and do in the emirate, and Masdar City has now been checked off (although we WILL have to go back in a few years to see how it all turns out).

There is very little to do there right now - very little shopping, very little "green" technology, and surprisingly, very little to do to fill a family outing afternoon.

There IS potential though, and as another attraction contributor has already stated, "if Abu Dhabi can't make it work, who can?"

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Not much for one to see yet, but if you are forward thinking person, you'd enjoy the quick ride out to the desert. The very cool driverless People Motion Cars are worth the (free) price of admission. A small organic food store is onsite, as well as a Caribou Coffee. The interesting part is to see how technology is using new materials to harness nature and create self sufficient cities. Do a bit of online research before you go, as there are no public guides or signage to explain what you are seeing.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Well, this is a start, I guess. There's little and actually less than that. It seems unfinished, quite small, and while the overarching idea and theme are commendable; if Abu Dhabi can't make it work or isn't committed - which enters the mind when one visits - who can?

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We went on a whim because we were looking for something in a grocery store that happened to be there. It's a neat place. Concepts are commendable. I'm glad I went but I wouldn't tell anyone to go there unless they had run out of other ideas.

2  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

I love certain elements of Masdar and the cars are fun for the kids but i was disappointed by the fact they don't get their vendors to adhere to environmental principals - in one food outlet i could only get my coffee in a "to go" cup despite asking to dine in - they need to put their eco-words into action more

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