This theme park is dedicated to one of the most famous racing teams in the world, and it is located on one exhilarating leg of the Formula 1 world tour.
Ferrari World, with its iconic red roof in the shape of a Formula 1 vehicle, is in an amusement park devoted to the world-renowned Italian car manufacturer. Thrill-seekers and adventure junkies can ride one of the world’s fastest roller coasters; Ferrari admirers can learn more about their favourite car manufacturer; and families can take things slower and enjoy the variety of rides and interactive museums and drive replica Ferraris through re-created Italian streets. Ferrari World is one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world and with air-conditioning, it is a great way to escape Abu Dhabi’s desert heat.
The number one ride in the park is the Formula Rossa roller coaster. Strap yourself in the cockpit of a Formula 1 race car and test your nerves in this incredibly fast coaster. Catapult an exhilarating 52 metres (170 feet) into the air and feel the G-forces that a Formula 1 driver feels. Fly around the track high above onlookers at speeds that reach up to 240 kilometres (149 miles) an hour, or race a friend on the parallel tracks of the Fiorano GT Challenge.
While Ferrari World is best known for its roller coaster rides, it is also a great place to learn about the history of these celebrated Italian vehicles. Journey through re-created streets of Italy in the Bell’Italia exhibit or watch historic footage of the racing cars in action at the Cinema Maranello. Take a virtual tour through the Ferrari factory in the Made in Maranello exhibit or watch the kids drive their first Ferrari on the Junior Grand Prix course.
A day of Italian culture would not be complete without a slice of pizza from the in-house restaurant in Ferrari World.
Ferrari World is a 30-minute drive from central Abu Dhabi and is located on Yas Island. A regular bus service departs from the city centre to Yas Island and valet parking is available for a fee. Ferrari World is open daily and tickets can be purchased on arrival.