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Masdar City

Abu Dhabi

All about Masdar City

Magnificent Masdar City offers visitors a fascinating vision of the future. It’s a pioneering project that’s described as a ‘greenprint’ for how we could all live and work in the decades to come.

The buildings blend futurism with Arabic traditions and are all powered by clean energy. The city has been carefully designed and planned with narrow walkways to capture the wind and create shade – while driverless automated vehicles offer eco-friendly transport.

This is a unique attraction that’s always developing. The aim is to build a thriving community of tens of thousands of residents, one neighbourhood at a time. A visit now lets you see the exciting Masdar City plan mapped out. 

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Best for...

Eco-friendly explorers and people with a passion for science who want to see a glimpse of what life could be like in the decades to come.

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You’ll love…

The sci-fi style surrounds of a futuristic city project that’s developing all around you, offering a chance to witness the technology of tomorrow.

Top experiences

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A park with a difference

Head to Masdar Park for a green space that offers a children’s playground, art installations and a music wall – with a sustainable twist. 

Power up your phone using the park’s solar-powered benches and grab a bite to eat from one of the many food and drink outlets. Operating from recycled shipping containers power by solar panels, you’ll find street food, local delicacies and refreshing beverages. 

Artwork includes the charming ‘Tree of Light’. Made from recycled building materials, each touch causes this incredible installation to change colour. 

You’ll find Masdar City in the Khalifa City suburb. This area, previously known as ‘Khalifa City A’, is close to Abu Dhabi International Airport and Yas Island.

Head north east on Corniche Rd and then take the E10 slip road, signposted to Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Dubai and the airport. Follow this road for about 18 minutes until you reach Al Bandar St into Masdar City.

Masdar City is just over seven miles (11 kilometres) away from Yas Island. Take Yas Dr St and Al Diyafah St/Al Khaleej Al Arabi St to Al Madkhal St and you’ll arrive in about 18 minutes.

Travel east on the E12 from Saadiyat Island towards the airport. Continue until you reach the E10, where you’ll take the exit heading right back towards Downtown Abu Dhabi. Take Al Bandar St and follow this into Masdar City. The journey takes about 27 minutes.

On site amenities


When driving to Masdar City, head for the North Car Park. From here there’s a driverless shuttle that connects you to the Masdar Institute campus. The shuttle runs from 6am until midnight every day.


There’s a pharmacy, two bank branches and a post office available for all of your practical needs. There’s also a supermarket on hand should you need to stock up on essentials.

Food and drink

Close to Masdar Park you’ll find burgers, baked goods and ice cream housed in colourful former shipping containers. The city is also home to Mexican and sushi restaurants as well as a number of great cafes.

Kids playground

Children will love playing in both great playgrounds at Masdar Park and Central Park.

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Did you know…

It’s hoped 40,000 people will eventually live in Masdar City, with 50,000 more commuting in for work.

The solar farm will offset 15,000 tons of carbon emissions annually – the equivalent of taking 3,300 cars off the roads.

About 96% of construction waste from building Masdar City will be reused elsewhere in the project.

Masdar City is currently using technology that turns vapour from the air into drinking water.

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