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Ferrari World theme park Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World indoor theme park in Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an entertainment and leisure theme park on Yas Island in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE, with Ferrari-themed rides including the world's fastest roller-coaster. It is one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world. The soft-opening date of the park was 27 October 2010 at 1900 (7pm), with official opening ceremony on 30 November 2010.

We took a trip on the Ferrari Rossa roller-coaster in November 2010, uttered every expletive we knew, and some we didn't know we knew. Frightening, exhilarating, and wicked acceleration at take-off. What a rush! Check the queue though, if it's busy then you might want to stump up for the premium tickets since after the first ride, you'll want to go again and again and again and ... Update: we've visited the park several times since then. Maybe we're getting old but we seem to max out after 3-5 trips on the roller coaster (in 2-3 hours) leaving us with our heads spinning.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi location, opening times, entry fees

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ticket prices 2019, April
Ticket type Height < 1.3m Height > 1.3m
Standard (General Admission) AED 230 AED 295
Standard, buy online 10%-15% discount 195-207 255-270
Nannies, includes rides, restricted days*   AED 50
Quick Pass (was Premium), skip the queue, +AED 150 AED 380 AED 445
2 Yas Island parks in 1 day AED 395 AED 395
2 Yas Island parks in 2 days AED 435 AED 330
UAE residents special offer (until 04 May 2019)   AED 195
[Expired Feb 2019?] UAE residents 2 parks 2 days special offer BOGOF, *2 adults for AED 435   ~AED 220*
Ramadan 2019 offer, only Th,Fr,Sa 1800-2200: free entry, pay AED 100 for semi-unlimited* rides. AED 100* AED 100*
Ramadan 2019 offer, only Th,Fr,Sa 1800-2200: free entry, pay AED 60 per ride. Free* Free*
VIP Experience: includes Quick Pass, tour guide, Kart Experience   AED 1995
VIP Plus Experience: VIP + Driving Experience   AED 2595
Annual pass, FWAD theme park   AED 990
Annual pass, Yas Parks (3 theme parks)   AED 1595
Annual pass, Platinum (includes Quick Pass), Yas Parks   AED 2895

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[Oct 2010] Ferrari World Abu Dhabi location, opening times, entry fees

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ticket prices 2010
Type Height < 1.5m Height > 1.5m
Standard (General Admission) AED 165 AED 225
Premium AED 270 AED 375
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi (FWAD) general information

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi opening date

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi list of rides

About 20 theme rides including

More complete list of rides (20 July 2010)

Rides not open yet as of December 2010 are in grey text.

  1. Bell'Italia - scenic journey through a miniature Italy over an area of 6,300 sq meters, including replicas of Portofino, the Amalfi Coast, Monza racetrack, Roma Colosseum, Venezia, Maranello. Walk or drive a Ferrari 250 California Spider (not a real one though). Not open in 2010.
  2. Carousel - what's a theme park without a merry-go-round? This one has Ferrari cars instead of horses though.
  3. Cinema Maranello - movie theatre showing the Coppa di Sicilia film, about Ferrari race cars.
  4. Driving with Champions - go for a drive with a Ferrari race car driver in an interactive 3D show.
  5. Fiorano GT Challenge - a twin roller coaster with mock Ferrari F430 Spider cars racing each other. Different from the Formula Rossa rollercoaster.
  6. Formula Rossa - fastest roller coaster in the world, max 240 kph, 0-100 kph in less than 2 secs, 2.07 km track, 20,800 horsepower hydraulic winch system for launch.
  7. G-Force - you go up 62m through the roof of Ferrari World, and then come down again. And you'll walk funny for the rest of the day. Don't eat or drink anything too close to take-off time. Not open in 2010.
  8. Galleria Ferrari - gallery of Ferrari cars, memorabilia, films, etc, showcasing Ferrari history from 1947 onwards.
  9. Junior Grand Prix - racing school children aspiring to be Team Scuderia drivers, using child-sized F1 racing cars. Kids first need to get a driving licence from the Junior GT.
  10. Junior GT - driving school for children under 13, using scaled down models of an F430 GT Spider. Area includes road signs, traffic signals, roundabouts.
  11. Junior Training Camp - soft play area for young children with remote controlled cars, grandstand climbing, car wash with no water, Ferrari paddle boats, and a foam F1 to play with.
  12. Made in Maranello - virtual tour of the Ferrari factory, from design to circuit testing.
  13. Paddock - get a feel for being on the road with the Ferrari F1 team. Display of motor homes, transport trucks, support garage, and hospitality suite. Take part in a pit crew exercise of tyre changing and re-fueling. Or watch a multimedia show.
  14. Racing Legends - Ferrari racing history.
  15. Scuderia Challenge - Team Scuderia F1 training simulators with the Yas Marina Circuit. Discover how easy it is to crash and burn in an F1 car, and leave with a much greater respect for the skill and fitness levels of an F1 driver.
  16. Speed of Magic - adventure travel ride follows young lad chasing Nello the bad driver through oceans, jungles, caves, a volcano, and more in a 4D simulated environment.
  17. The Pit Wall - large theater with interactive racing simulations.
  18. V12 - flume ride inside a Ferrari V12 engine, entering through the grill and leaving through the exhaust. Might be a good one to end your visit with - you'll probably feel exhausted (we couldn't resist, sorry). Not open in 2010.
  19. Viaggio in Italia - an aerial trip over the Italian countryside in a Ferrari California. Well, a simulated ride or something like that, with Flora Inforno (smelly flowers), wind, and rain to make it more realistic. Open May 2012.
  20. Erm ... we've lost one, unless the restaurants count as a "ride"?

Updated list of rides (FWAD press release 19 July 2010)

  1. Formula Rossa – The world's fastest roller coaster, reaching speeds of 240 kmph.
  2. Speed of Magic – A fantasy 4-D journey following the adventures of a young boy as he travels through a kaleidoscopic dreamscape of natural and phenomenal environments, where no Ferrari has gone before.
  3. Made in Maranello – A virtual trip behind the walls of the famous Ferrari factory in Maranello, taking guests through the intricate process of making the world's most sought after car.
  4. V12 – An exciting flume ride to the heart of a 12 cylinders engine.
  5. G-Force – A thrilling tower ride that will shoot thrill-seekers through the red roof and 62 meters in the air before plummeting back to Earth, experiencing the actual G-force of a Ferrari, in a seat directly inspired by the Ferrari Enzo.
  6. Scuderia Challenge – Cutting edge racing simulators similar to those used by the drivers of the Scuderia Ferrari in training.
  7. Viaggio in Italia – A virtual aerial voyage over Italy's cities and their main monuments, mountains and coasts pursuing a Ferrari.
  8. Fiorano GT Challenge – A unique dueling rollercoaster with Ferrari F430 Spiders twisting and turning through tight corners on a sprint to the finish line.
  9. Bell'Italia – A miniature recreation of Italy's most famous locations, from the picturesque Portofino and the Amalfi Coast to Monza racetrack, the Colosseum in Roma, Venezia and Maranello, the heartland and home of Ferrari.
  10. Paddock – A re-creation of the Ferrari motor home including garages, transporters & hospitality suites with interactive shows offering fans a taste of the true action behind the scenes on a Grand Prix race day.
  11. The Pit Wall – An interactive theatre that allows guests to test their judgment in realistic racing scenarios.
  12. Galleria Ferrari – The world's largest Ferrari gallery outside Maranello, showcasing the most exclusive range of classic and contemporary Ferrari's from all over the world.
  13. Junior GT – A driving school for children with expert instruction where they will drive reduced scale F430 GT Spiders on an equipped driving course.
  14. Junior Grand Prix – After the Junior GT driving experience, budding F1™ drivers can enjoy the race track in scaled down Ferrari F1™ racers.
  15. The Racing Legends – A ride through Ferrari's greatest racing moments starting from the first races all the way to today's F1 victories.
  16. Driving with Champions – An interactive 3-D show which follows the adventures of a young engineer who is taken on the ride of a lifetime with a racing champion on his first day working at the Ferrari factory
  17. Cinema Maranello – Ferrari World's own theatre showing ‘Coppa di Sicilia', a short film that tells one of the many inspiring stories from the life of the legendary Enzo Ferrari.
  18. Junior Training Camp – An interactive play area for children where they can engage with a waterless car wash, become custom ‘constructors', climb up the grandstand, pilot remote cars, peddle their own miniature Ferrari and play with an F1™ car made of soft, guest-friendly foam.
  19. Carousel – Featuring never-before-seen Ferrari prototypes based on winning designs from a Ferrari competition.
  20. Dining and Shopping – A range of concept restaurants and cafes offering authentic Italian dining experiences, in addition to unique shopping locations.
Ferrari World Formula Rossa roller coaster Abu Dhabi
Bell'Italia Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi restaurants, shops, services

Ferrari World building and roof.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi history and timeline

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Business Center

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi partnerships, sponsorships, agreements

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi contact details

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