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. Use our Abu Dhabi trip tool to visit Masdar City on your trip to Abu Dhabi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • we used to bring our visitors here to have a look at the architecture and some interesting displays. Unfortunately, the cool driverless electric cars are not operational at the moment.  more »
  • The whole area is under construction, the access to the buildings is quite restricted, as it's a business area. definitely it's not yet a touristic area.  more »
  • When we visited the students were on vacation, the idea of this project is excellent and it works. Riding in the self driving car was different & fun, also to have the chance to see the architecture, ...  more »

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