When you hear Ferrari World, three things pop up in your mind, world’s first Ferrari Themed Park, world’s fastest rollercoaster and world’s highest rollercoaster loop. Would you love to try them or are you scared of the rollercoasters? Believe me they are very safe and once you will ride them, you will want to ride them again for sure. Ferrari World offers an all in one package at the park that includes rides, attractions, shows, great dining and shopping experience. The park is open daily from 11 am to 8 pm.
Ferrari World is not only about rides but a complete experience of a Ferrari themed indoor park. The shiny Red building of the indoor themed park is a display of art itself. Ferrari World is located at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi which is the center of entertainment to all the big events and shows including the formula 1 race. Yas Island has a lot to offer including Warner Bros experience and Yas Waterworld, which is a superb place for water rides. Ferrari World is about a 20 minutes’ drive from Center of Abu Dhabi City and around 50 minutes’ drive from Jumeirah Beach Residences, Dubai which is the most famous residential area of Dubai.
History and Design of Ferrari World
Ferrari and Aldar properties signed an agreement in 2005 to build the world’s first Ferrari themed park in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The foundation stone was laid in 2007, it took 3 years of completion and the park was opened in November 2010. The design of building specially the roof catches everybody’s eyes. The roof which is inspired by a side profile of a Ferrari GT was designed by Benoy Architects. The Ferrari Logo that has been placed in the roof can be seen from miles away from the sky.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has won many hearts and many awards as well. The property has won “Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction” award, “Middle East’s Leading Theme Park” award and “Middle East’s Best Theme Park” Award. The park is built over an area of 86,000 Square meters.
Ferrari World Rides
Most of us will definitely go to Ferrari World because of the rides and to see how they have merged the Ferrari theme with the environment in this park. The visit to the park is truly amazing. The parking is huge, and you never have any trouble with the parking. You can access the building from the car park. Do not forget to take a picture with the large Ferrari Logo just before entering the building.
Being the only themed park in the world that offers Ferrari driving experience, the park stays open every day for the 365 days of the year. There are more than 37 rides and attractions in the park. Including the world’s fastest rollercoaster. The park also offers free bus shuttle service from majority of the Dubai malls like Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Diera City Center etc.
To offer a great experience the park has provided facilities like lockers, baby feeding and changing rooms, strollers on rent, prayer rooms, ATMs and separate smoking rooms. One single entry ticket cost is around 295 AED per person. It is recommended to always check the rides availability before going to the Ferrari World. At times some rides are closed for maintenance and you might have a horrible experience missing the world’s fastest rides after traveling so far and paying for the entree tickets.
Ferrari World Zones & Experiences
There are 5 zones in the Ferrari World which are classified by Welcome Zone, Family Zone, F1 Zone, Italian Zone and Adventure Zone. These zones are themed accordingly with the classifications and providing the experiences accordingly. You can watch an informative video at a grand 1920s Italian cinema about Enzo Ferrari who brought his Ferrari dream to life.
There are serval shows to entertain visitors with acrobats, optical illusions, gravity defying stunts and the loveable characters in costumes that make appearances to amuse children throughout the day. You can buckle up and drive a Ferrari with a trained instructor. You can sign up for an electric go-karting session and experience the thrill on a 290 meters long track. You can also experience a 3D advanced stimulator and feel what its like to drive a Ferrari.
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List of the Rides at Ferrari World
Formula Rosa: The center of attraction of the Ferrari World, the World’s fastest rollercoaster with a speed that reaches from 0 to 249 km/h in 4.9 seconds at the heights of 52 meters.
Flying Aces: Flying Aces Ferrari World is the World’s highest rollercoaster loop. You can experience a scane of 63m at a 51-degree incline with a speed of 120 km/h.
Bella Italia: You can enjoy riding a small-scale Ferrari 250 California, crica 1958, while exploring Little Italy and famous its landmarks.
Turbo Track: A vertical climb towards sky with a zero-gravity fall will rush the adrenaline in your blood
Fiorano GT Challenge: The two rollercoasters race against each other in parallel tracks in Ferrari F430 Spider.
Junior Grand Prix: Designed for kids to motivate their racing skills in small-scaled Ferrari F1 racing cars.
Karting Academy: You have to come early to enter in this amazing 290 meters long electric Go-Karting session.
Scuderia Challenge: Come early and sign up to get a chance to feel like a Ferrari Driver in this Stimulator.
Benno’s Great Race: A Family ride that races into an oversized world of challenges, special effects and amazing characters.
Speed of Magic: This is a journey through a 4D fantasy universe in which you can dive into oceans, fly over cliffs and pass through ice caves.
Nello’s Adventure Land: This is a soft play area for young kids.
Viaggio in Italia: This is a multi-sensory stimulator that makes you fly over the spectacular Italian landscape.
Tyre Twist: This is a family ride where you can sit inside the round tires and enjoy while they twist and collide with each other.
Driving the Champion: This is a cinematic motion-based stimulator to make you feel like sitting in a Ferrari as a trainee engineer.
Made in Maranello: This is a detailed explanation of how the cars are manufacture at the Ferrari Factory.
Khalil’s Car Wash: This is a kids’ play area with slides and activities.
RC Challenge: You can enjoy controlling small boats and cars by remote control that roam around in the waterways and roads of Little Italy.
Tyre Change Experience: Here you can experience the quick tyre changing of a Ferrari F1 in a race to understand how the Ferrari Pit Crew works.
Junior Training Camp: These activities are designed for kids to have fun with climbing, jumping and tackling the fun filled obstacles.
Galleria Ferrari: This is a display gallery where you can look at some of the magnificent Ferrari designs and learn about the stories and facts behind them.