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Masdar City to Showcase Investment Opportunities During Cityscape Abu Dhabi

20 Apr 2014

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 April, 2014: Masdar City representatives will showcase the city’s attractive investment opportunities during Cityscape Abu Dhabi, the Emirates’ foremost real estate event held April 22-24 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. 

“Masdar City is proving that sustainable urban development can deliver both environmental benefits and commercial returns,” said Anthony Mallows, director of Masdar City. “Cityscape is a valuable opportunity for Masdar City to meet with investors and developers to describe our attractive investment opportunities.

“Masdar is located in Abu Dhabi’s fastest growing corridor and offers the amenities of any world-class city,” added Mallows. “Today, setting up operations and investing in Masdar City couldn’t be any easier. From our 99-year lease options to our seamless free zone registration process, Masdar City offers tremendous advantages that make it the ultimate destination for companies locating in Abu Dhabi.”

At the Masdar City stand, representatives will highlight the investment opportunities available to large and small investors, developers and tenants. In addition, Cityscape attendees will be able to learn how sustainable design and development delivers unmatched value – both environmentally and economically.

“For companies looking to enter the Middle East and also gain access to Europe, Asia and Africa,” said Mallows, “Masdar City is a strategic hub with close proximity to both Abu Dhabi and Dubai’s expanding airports. As an innovation hub, Masdar City also offers a critical business advantage to companies who operate globally and are focused on advancing technologies to market.”

As a dual investment and free zone, Masdar City is a strategic location to invest in and grow. Masdar offers the following investment and locational benefits:

Global companies and organizations have already recognized the benefits of operating from Masdar City. Today, Siemens, GE, Schneider Electric, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the International Renewable Energy Agency are all located at Masdar.

  • An investment zone with foreign ownership opportunities 
  • An open free zone with a wide range of activities
  • An infrastructure ready development
  • Located in Abu Dhabi’s fastest-growing corridor
  • Five minutes from the expanding Abu Dhabi international airport
  • Only 45 minutes to Dubai and near downtown Abu Dhabi
  • Affordable price structure 
  • A technology cluster with co-innovation opportunities 
  • An attractive,  mixed-use community where people can live, work and play

“The immediate future is exciting,” said Mallows, “as Masdar City is a place that is re-defining what a sustainable community should be. We’re offering an integrated living environment where people can live, work and play. Masdar is a walkable and accessible community, and because of our innovative approach to design, is cooler in the summer months.” 

Masdar City is well on its way to becoming the world’s most sustainable city. It’s pioneering a “greenprint” for how existing and future cities will accommodate for rapid urbanization, while dramatically reducing energy, water and waste. 

“We know that sustainability should not cost more,” said Mallows, “and that’s exactly what we’re delivering at Masdar City. The organization is excited to share its story, its achievement and its investment opportunities at Cityscape. The economy is recovering, Abu Dhabi is poised for growth and Masdar City is on a promising, sustainable trajectory.”