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“Very "Green"”
Review of Masdar City

Masdar City
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Abu Dhabi Urban Development Tour From Dubai
Ranked #22 of 144 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very "Green"”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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“Interesting visit”
Reviewed November 5, 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 current energy into a sustanaible mode.
Tour visit can be organized if requested in advance.

Visited January 2013
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Abu Dhabi
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Over rated nothingness”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

What's all the fuss about??? A little compound outside town that's suppose to have zero carbon foot print....located by the airport and all the building material used in its construction comes from thousands of miles away. The irony is mind numbing! The best way I can describe the feel of the place is a 1960's Soviet project gone wrong!!

Visited June 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Poor service”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Went there today with a friend and her 2 yr old son. We arrived at the opening time. So we could get a parking spot in the underground area to escape the summer heat. Only to be told by the unhelpful security guard that the parking was full and we would have to park outside (which is a fair walk with child and a pram) The shuttle bus that the gate guard told us would be there was no where to be seen, so we walked. All the lifts were out of order. So we climbed the stairs pram and child in tow. No one around to help us. After a short browse in the shop. The poor child got sick. Not a single staff member in the shop offered us paper towels so we could clean him and the mess up. They just stared. We were nowhere near the toilet facilities. We had to ask the staff and finally a kitchen roll appeared. We also had to ask them if there was a mop or something similar to clean the floor. Their reaction time was in slow motion. They just stared all the time.

Visited August 2013
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Masdar City”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Nice to have seen it. The rides on the Pods are great although short. You can have a stroll around the university and have a drink or something to eat.

Visited May 2013
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