Dubai's supposedly doomed, with half-finished buildings littering the skyline as their wealth trickles away like sand through a timer. Before I get more poetic, Abu Dhabi looks to be faring better, if this eco-city is anything to go by.
We first saw Masdar HQ a couple of years ago, when it was aiming to be the world's first positive energy building. Likewise, the entire eco-city of Masdar has just as lofty ambitions, where cars will be banned along with skyscapers (though obviously electric cars are welcome, . Thus, the six square kilometer city, which should house 50,000 people at some point, will rely on solar power to make their little world go 'round.