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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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One of the most expensive cities in the world, Abu Dhabi is famous for providing an unparalleled level of luxury. The modern development of Yas Island offers some of the priciest options in the city. Abu Dhabi doesn't really do hostels, but you can find some less expensive hotels in side streets less frequented by foreign visitors. Head away from the sea to find lower rates, or consider the areas south and east of the airport for simple rooms with basic amenities.
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  • Masdar city is a great place and has a lot of brilliant ideas about the future of energy. This review is about a restaurant inside Masdar called Osha_gourmet, the restaurant serves an emarati cuisine ...  more »
  • We popped here to have a look at how the area will develop over the next few years. The technology here and futuristic designs are cutting edge - the whole area will be fully sustainable and completel...  more »
  • Loved the concept behind Masdar City. When you arrive (via the free electric car from the car park) there is a hall with lots of information on what has been achieved and future plans. Very interestin...  more »