This reconstruction of a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past and traditional aspects of the desert way of life. Craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills, such as metal work and pottery, while craftswomen sit weaving and spinning.
The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the world’s largest, and most advanced, falcon hospital. Its highlight is a falcon display museum as well as a facility with free-flying falcons. You can visit the luxurious wards where the birds are kept, gain an insight into the noble desert sport of falconry and try your hand at the pursuit in the lush gardens.
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In 2008, Masdar City broke ground and embarked on a daring journey to develop the world’s most sustainable eco-city. Masdar City is successfully pioneering a “greenprint” for how cities can accommodate rapid urbanisation and dramatically reduce energy, water and waste.The city, which combines ancient Arabic architectural techniques with modern technology and captures prevailing winds is naturally cooler and more comfortable during the high summer temperatures.But the sun is also a blessing. Harnessing the sun’s rays, Masdar uses clean energy generated on site from rooftop solar technology and one of the largest photovoltaic installations in the Middle East.At the city’s core is an innovation engine.
With a few thousand people living and working in Masdar City, it is on its way to realising its vision. But this is only the beginning. Masdar City continues to add new businesses, schools, restaurants, apartments and much more, creating the diversity of any major, modern city.
A visit in Masdar City takes approximately 60-90 minutes, including the driverless vehicle experience in our personal rapid transit system and a comfortable walk through the city.