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Located at the crossroads of the Middle East and Asia, the city connects seamlessly to a strong logistics and transport network.

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Exceptional Location

Masdar City’s strategic location offers a gateway to exciting international business and development opportunities.

Located at the crossroads of the Middle East and Asian markets and supported by a strong global logistics and transport network, Masdar City is a 5-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 40 minutes away from Dubai. The City’s accessibility will be further enhanced with the introduction of future public transport and metro networks.

Masdar City Free Zone

Masdar City Free Zone is a powerful business enabler and incubator.

More than 800 companies from six continents operate from Masdar City ranging from multinationals such as Siemens, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, to regional corporations, SMEs and startups.

Masdar City also hosts the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) HQ, the first intergovernmental organization to be located in the Middle East.

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foreign ownership

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tax free

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of repatriation capital and benefits

The Catalyst

The Catalyst is the region’s first clean technology start-up accelerator based in Masdar City. Supported by Masdar and energy giant BP, The Catalyst will help start-ups accelerate their business through funding, training and mentorship. Based in Masdar City Free Zone, The Catalyst targets eco-friendly business ideas that are 1-3 years away from commercialization, and accelerates them through a holistic program, which provides entrepreneurs a range of services and support needed to run a business.

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start-ups to accelerate their business

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provided, as well as training and mentorship

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on clean technology ideas

Tech Park

Containers: Masdar City’s Tech Park includes an eco-friendly cluster of offices made from recycled shipping containers. The eco-friendly and durable containers, measuring 12.2 metres long by 2.4 metres wide, offer an excellent solution to Masdar City’s need to accommodate a growing working population – which has reached over 4,000 – while maintaining its commitment to low-carbon, economically viable sustainable development. Recycled shipping containers meet Masdar City’s strict sustainability standards, having significantly lower embodied energy costs than regular offices.

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