Masdar City

Masdar City
Area description

Masdar City is an ecological district with residential property in Abu Dhabi. It's a multifunctional project being constructed by the Masdar company in the capital of the UAE. Founded in 2006, the district will become a zero-emission urban community. Construction of the first buildings in Masdar City has been completed, while part of the territory is still under development. It's planned that the community will be home to around 50,000 residents and host 1,500 companies specializing in the production of environmentally friendly products.

Min. sale price
Studio420 000 AED
1-bed apartment488 862 AED
2-bed apartment785 962 AED
Avg. sale price
Studio552 629 AED
1-bed apartment836 487 AED
2-bed apartment1 382 463 AED
Min. rental price
Studio2 917 AED
1-bed apartment4 583 AED
2-bed apartment6 083 AED
Avg. rental price
Studio3 695 AED
1-bed apartment5 062 AED
2-bed apartment6 879 AED
Properties in the areaApartment, development, duplex
  • Type of buildings:
  • Beautiful view
  • Apartments with ready-made finishing and interior decoration
  • Prestigious neighborhood
Where is Masdar City?

Masdar City is located on the shores of the Persian Gulf, at the southeastern tip of the emirate, 17 kilometers from the center of Abu Dhabi and just an 8-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The convenient location allows residents to reach Yas Island in just 15 minutes. The famous Al Raha shopping mall is also just a 15-minute drive away.

The community has easy access to major transportation routes as the Al Khaleej Al Arabi, Al Rawafid and Al Ishoush roads run through the community, connecting it directly to the Abu Dhabi Al Shahama Highway (E10).

What residential projects and communities are in Masdar City?

Masdar City is a futuristic mixed-use development that includes both residential and commercial buildings. The community actively uses solar energy and other renewable sources to make living in the community environmentally friendly, economically beneficial and profitable.

The most popular building in Masdar City is the Oasis Residence. The residential complex is a 9-storey building with 600 apartments. It consists of luxurious studios and apartments ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms.

Leonardo Residences is the second most popular option. Investors who want to buy small apartments can choose studios or 1-bedroom apartments in this development.

The Gate and Al Mahra Residence are two other popular apartment complexes in this community.

Masdar City also offers villas and apartments in Abu Dhabi in various configurations. Families looking for a spacious home can choose a villa with up to 5 bedrooms.

The apartments in Masdar City are designed in a modern style. They are fully furnished and located in high-rise buildings.

Average real estate prices in Masdar City

The average price for studios in the area is AED 550,000 ($150,000), 1-bedroom apartments AED 900,000 ($245,000), and 2-bedroom apartments AED 1.6 million ($435,600). When choosing a property in the community, it's important to consider the location and property category, as there is a significant price range. For example, you can find a decent studio for as little as AED 350,000 ($95,000), while other types of apartments cost several million AED.

It's worth considering not only the number of bedrooms and property category but also the total area, the features of the residential complex and, of course, the real estate sales trends in Masdar City. Construction of the district began in 2006, so some of the residential developments in Masdar City are now being sold on the secondary market at relatively low prices, while new luxury developments include only very expensive apartments, which will become even more expensive after the property is handed over.

Average real estate rental prices in Masdar City

The rental trends for properties in Masdar City are as follows: the annual rental cost for a studio apartment starts at AED 35,000 ($9,500), while a 1-bedroom apartment starts at AED 48,000 ($13,000). These apartments are fully furnished, but also due to their location on different floors and the view from the window, rental prices can vary. If you choose this area to rent a townhouse or villa in Abu Dhabi, you will need at least AED 140,000 ($38,000) for an annual payment.

In terms of investing for future rental income, the highest ROI is 8% for studios and 1-bedroom apartments. The ROI for a 2-bedroom apartment is slightly lower at 7% per annum.

How to get from Masdar City to famous attractions?

Masdar City is adjacent to Khalifa City, a suburb known for its sports facilities, including the Sheikh Zayed Stadium and Al Forsan International Sports Resort.

The geographical location of this eco-community allows its residents easy access to the Emirate's main attractions, namely Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ghazal Golf Club, Yas Island, and Al Raha Shopping Mall.

Al Ghazal, one of the finest golf clubs in Abu Dhabi, is a unique 18-hole sandy course located just a 12-minute drive from the community.

Yas Island, an artificial island, and another iconic landmark of the UAE, is home to the famous Ferrari World theme park, which attracts thousands of tourists every day. The location offers a number of Ferrari themed attractions that are sure to lift your spirits and give you an adrenaline rush. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the island by car.

Saadiyat Island is half an hour's drive from Masdar City. It offers a wide range of shopping, leisure, and entertainment options. It is home to the famous Louvre Abu Dhabi, an art museum with exhibits from different eras and civilizations.

Where to go shopping in Masdar City?

The shopping mall in Masdar City is called Masdar City Center. It's located in the heart of the district. The project includes the opening of 77 shops on an area of 18,800 sq. m. The Carrefour hypermarket, which occupies 5,760 sq. m, is also located in the complex. There is also a Magic Planet entertainment center. The City Centre Clinic is located within the mall to provide medical services to visitors and residents of the nearby residential complexes. In line with Masdar City's focus on renewable energy, City Centre includes shaded parking for 430 cars with solar panels on the roof.

Masdar City also has a supermarket called F-Mart. It is a universal store where you can buy everyday goods. F-Mart offers a wide range of high-quality groceries. Another option is Souq Planet at Etihad Plaza, located near the entrance to Masdar City. It's known for its vegan section and healthy food options.

Which schools and kindergartens to choose in Masdar City?

Masdar City also has kindergartens and schools. Parents can take their children to the Blossom nursery, located in the community, or to one of the nurseries in the neighboring Khalifa City district.

The Ryan International School, founded by the Ryan Group of Institutions, is also located in the area. Following the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, the educational institution offers a modern infrastructure, classrooms with the latest equipment, a swimming pool, and comfortable auditoriums. Residents can also choose schools in nearby Khalifa City, which is home to several highly rated educational institutions.

What clinics and hospitals are in Masdar City?

If you need hospital and clinic services in Masdar City, you will find medical facilities within a few minutes' drive of your home. Most community residents visit Doctors Medical Center, which offers services such as cosmetic dermatology, hair restoration, dentistry, body shaping, physiotherapy, and laser hair removal. In addition, Mediclinic Khalifa City and Provita International Medical Center are just 8–10 minutes’ drive away in neighboring Khalifa City. The nearest hospital, NMC Royal Hospital, is also located in Khalifa City.

What transport is available in Masdar City?

Public transportation in Masdar City is provided by eco-friendly autonomous taxis and shuttles to move around the community. Visitors to the community can park their cars safely on the outskirts of the community and picked up by an unmanned vehicle. Residents also have access to a parking lot.

If you want to get to Masdar City by bus, the nearest bus stop is in the neighboring district of Khalifa City.

Which hotels are the best in Masdar City?

There are no hotels in Masdar City itself. However, there are excellent options within 5–10 minutes’ drive, such as the Premier Inn Abu Dhabi and Aerotel Abu Dhabi hotels located near Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Most popular restaurants in Masdar City

Are there any restaurants in Masdar City? Yes, Masdar City has restaurants. Caribou Coffee, Jim's Kitchen Table, Pappa Roti Café, Skinny Genie, and Sumo Sushi & Bento are some of the restaurants that residents can visit without leaving their community. There are also several affordable food and beverage options in Masdar Park, including Café di Roma, Frost Bite ice cream, Rock & Rolls, Casa Latina Food Truck, and Burger Kitchen. Masdar City residents can also dine out in Khalifa City.

Some of the most popular restaurants in the area include Madang Korean Restaurant and Ola Brasil Restaurant, both located at Al Ghazal Golf Club. Madang Korean is a cozy restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy Korean cuisine in a traditional national setting. Ola Brasil Restaurant offers Brazilian cuisine. You can sit comfortably either inside or outside and one of the advantages of Ola Brasil is free parking for visitors.

Sumo Sushi and Bento is another popular restaurant serving Asian cuisine. Try their fried rice, sushi, and tempura.

Kababji Grill, located on the first floor of Masdar City Center, serves Middle Eastern cuisine, while Century International serves traditional Indian food.

You can also visit Murphy's Sports Bar, which is open until midnight every day.

How to spend your free time in Masdar City?

Masdar City is known as a community that values eco-friendly and conscious living. To enjoy nature or spend time with your family, you can visit Masdar Park, a popular destination for local residents. Covering an area of 2,500 sq. m, this oasis consists of lush greenery, children's playgrounds, and restaurants housed in recycled shipping containers. The park also has benches with solar panels so visitors can charge their cell phones. Entertainment events for children and adults are often held here.

Sports enthusiasts and those who enjoy an active lifestyle will find several affordable fitness centers within a 10-minute drive. The Arbaya Compound Club is the nearest sports complex. Cobra Fitness is a popular gym located on Al Raha Boulevard. Rush Ladies Fitness Center is an exclusive women's gym located 8 minutes from the community.

The most popular Yas Beach is about 15 minutes away by car. It is the perfect place for those who want to enjoy the tranquility of the wide bay and bask in the sun.

What else can you do in Masdar City? The community hosts public events to raise awareness of sustainable development and the importance of the environmental movement. Concerts, entertainment, food fairs and educational seminars for children will be held in specially designated areas.

Walking around Masdar City will be a pleasant experience, with plenty of green spaces and clean air. With its many environmental initiatives, the area offers the opportunity to live a healthier and greener lifestyle.

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