Masdar City, Abu Dhabi

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Visit an eco-city in development at Masdar City. Designed by the esteemed British architectural firm Foster and Partners, the city runs solely on solar energy and other renewable sources. Walk through the streets and admire the postmodern architecture of the growing project, and relish the coolness and openness of a city lacking the usual forms of transportation. To get around a little faster, take a trip on the personal rapid transit system, a network of driverless cars that scoot around this futuristic place, taking you where you want to go. Put Masdar City into our Abu Dhabi trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 16, 2017
    U can see the plans for sustainable energy they have for this country. When it is open, u can take soar powered energy cars to go from place to place. They have several cafes and restaurants there als...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The whole town designed that you access through a cart that walks alone in the desert has its own attractions. Located a bit away from the Centre of Abu Dhabi, has your corrugated facade highlighting the beautiful architectural design.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Always wanted to see this unique fascinating concept if self sustainable no carbon print city. It is hard to find proper info, so we went to check on random. Unfortunately it is not what it is "to be"...  more »

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