Abu Dhabi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the Masdar planned city project in Abu Dhabi.

Masdar planned city is an eco-friendly zone, which relies on solar and other renewable energy sources for its energy requirements.

The Prime Minister will address the Indian diaspora at the Dubai cricket stadium later today. Close to 32, 000 people are expected to attend the event.

Prime Minister Modi had bilateral talks with the President of United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi yesterday. He discussed investment opportunities over the high-level dinner hosted by Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sits inside an automatic car during his visit to Masdar city on the second day of his two-day visit to the UAE, in Abu Dhabi, on Monday. Pic/ PTI

He also visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and signed in the visitor's book.

Modi, who is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the UAE in 34 years, was yesterday received by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, at the airport.

The Prime Minister later in his tweet thanked the Crown Prince for the grand reception at the airport.

"I am very optimistic about this visit. I am confident the outcomes of the visit will boost India-UAE ties. I deeply appreciate kind gesture of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who received me at the airport" he tweeted yesterday. (ANI)