Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Nothing related to Ferrari is casual or monotonous and neither is the first and only Ferrari themed park. Featuring an impressive construction, addictive attractions and delightful dining areas, the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is more than you would have ever expected from an adventure park.
Ferrari World’s Location
Ferrari World is conveniently located in the center of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s landmark in entertainment. Only 10 minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 30 minutes from city center, the theme park is easy reachable by car or by taxi. Dubai visitors can reach Ferrari world in less than an hour by car or by boat and by car as the Dubai Marina is only 50 minutes away. Bordered by Yas Links golf course and the Yas Marina F1 circuit, Ferrari World is in the heart of Abu Dhabi entertainment area.
About Ferrari World
Ferrari World has been opened for public on 4th of November 2010, after less than two years of titanic work. A successful collaboration between Aldar Properties and Ferrari, the theme park boosts 20 rides and attractions, five dining areas and two stores. The design of the 200,000 meters square roof covering the park was designed by Benoy Architects and was inspired by the side view of a Ferrari GT. The steel skeleton, the master planning and the adaptation of the design for the local conditions was provided by Ramboll.
The total surface of the theme park measures 86,000 square meters. The entire surface is covered by the 50 meters high roof, thus making Ferrari World the largest indoor park in the world. Yet, the global exclusivities of this Yas Island theme park do not stop here as Ferrari World boosts the highest speed roller coaster in the world, Formula Rossa, which can reach a maximum speed of 240 km/h.
Ferrari World Attractions
Ferrari World’s attractions are full of character and style. Perfectly mingling the history of a legendary car factory with the modern entertainment, the park is the perfect getaway when the quotidian becomes unbearable. The 20 attractions are varied, ranging from the high speed Formula Rossa to the relaxing films from Cinema Maranello. Other attractions include Made in Maranello, virtual tour introducing visitors to the Ferrari factory, Fiorano GT Challenge, a dual rollercoaster, the Carousel – a carousel featuring prototype cars, Bell’Italia – beautiful Italian landscapes which can be admired by foot or aboard a Ferrari 250 California Spider and Viaggio in Italia, an aerial view of the Italian landscapes.
In addition to the rollercoasters, children are also invited to take part in a Junior Grand Prix where they can drive miniature Ferrari cars or can take driving lessons at Junior GT. The Junior Training Camp enables future champions to test, train and polish their driving skills.
Dinning at Ferrari World
Dinning at Ferrari World is meant to be a delightful indulgence in Italian and international cuisine. The five dining options offer unique experience, each one of them being devoted to a different way of eating that makes the visit to Ferrari World an even more enchanting one. Mamma Rossella is an Italian trattoria which celebrates good Italian food served with family and friends. Placed in the open-air, the location has a laid back style suitable for couples, groups of friends as well as large families with children. Inspired by the real staff refectory, Il Podio offers delicious international meals for a varied range of tastes. Rosticceria Modena was created taking into consideration local cuisine. Rotisserie meat and local specialties are available for a quick bite in between attractions. For an elegant experience and savory meals which need to be enjoyed tranquilly, we recommend the Ristorante Cavallino, a fine restaurant inspired by the homonym restaurant in Italy. For a good Italian espresso on Yas Island, step inside the Espresso Rosso. A delicate aroma of coffee pampers visitors’ senses offering them the unique taste of the perfect Italian espresso in the center of Yas Island.
Ferrari World’s Services
Ferrari World makes no compromises when it comes to treating its guests properly therefore many details have been taken care of so that visitors will fully take advantage of the experience. A short walk through the Welcome pavilion takes visitors to a free private parking, while valet parking is also available for a low fee. Other facilities include a smoking area, a prayer room, lockers and ATMs in different locations inside the park. Parents have access to baby feeding and changing rooms positioned at the Mezzanine and Plaza levels. Furthermore, strollers, both normal and double, are available for rental.
More information from the official website.
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