If you're interested in sustainability and conservation, this city is a great place for you to visit. Initiated in 2008, Masdar is Abu Dhabi's pioneering vision of a city of the future. With the goal of becoming the world's most sustainable eco-city, Masdar is leading the way by developing a green print for how cities can accommodate rapid urbanisation and dramatically reduce energy, water and waste.
The city combines ancient Arabic architectural techniques with modern technology and is built around a huge central Arabic wind tunnel that channels a cooling breeze through the streets and alleys, making it comfortable to stroll around even during high summer temperatures.
Masdar also harnesses the power of the sun, using clean energy created onsite from rooftop solar and one of the largest photovoltaic installations in the Middle East.
How to enter Masdar City
Masdar City is open to the public to come and explore. There is no admission charge. Since cars are banned here, simply leave your vehicle in the car park and board an unmanned electric car Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) pods that will take you directly into the heart of the development.
Things to do in Masdar City
More than a thousand people live and work in Masdar City, which sprawls around the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to cutting-edge solutions in the fields of energy and sustainability.
Whether you want to just wander the streets and marvel at the unique architecture, relax at one of the numerous restaurants and coffee shops or browse the luxury convenience store and organic food shops and cafés at My City Centre Masdar Mall; there is plenty for the whole family to do here. If you want to get some exercise in, head to the Masdar City Running and Cycling Track where you can bring your own bicycle or rent one, or enjoy some outdoor time at the Masdar City Central Park.
Frequently asked questions about Masdar City
Does Masdar City have a mall?
Yes. Visitors can shop and dine at My City Centre Masdar, which is located in the heart of Masdar City.
What activities are there in Masdar City?
If you’re a sustainability advocate, then Masdar City is a great place to visit. Whether you want to wander the streets and marvel at the unique architecture, relax at one of the numerous restaurants and coffee shops at My City Centre Masdar Mall or get your exercise in at the Masdar City Running and Cycling Track or Masdar City Central Park, there's something for everyone.