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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  • This is an incredible demonstration of what we as people can live more in tune with nature. It has a goal of being carbon neutral and it has achieved that. But that is not all. The implementation of m...  more »
  • Great Idea to build such a project in desert land where always sunny and clear sky It's a solar city that give power From sun but still many things to build and only institute and PRT to see for now  more »
  • Not yet, but some components are already. I think it's great that it deals with the city of the future here and I am surprised that there is something not in Europe. New designs with the involvement of traditional knowledge about air flow and air cooling. I hope the planned complex expansion is further realised.
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