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The Ferrari World Park

Updated on 28.04.2018

Collector car at Ferrari World Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ©Odyfolio

Ferrari World is Abu Dhabi's flagship theme park, entirely dedicated to the scuderia. It is adjacent to Yas Mall and located close to the Formula 1 circuit. It is a family destination with friendly entertainment that will appeal to children, and the biggest who will enjoy the four thrilling attractions.

To see and do at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Opened in 2010, the Ferrari World would be the largest indoor amusement park in the world. Entirely dedicated to Maranello's well-known sports car brand, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi features some twenty attractions with a lot of visual entertainment, similar to Universal Studios in Los Angeles. There are four thrilling animations, including the spectacular Rossa formula: these are the fastest roller coasters in the world. This two-kilometer loop will accelerate from 0 to 240 km/h in less than 5 seconds, and decelerate from 100 km/h to a complete stop in 2 seconds! Beware, sensitive hearts abstain, your body will undergo accelerations of several G.

Logo Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ©Odyfolio

If you are a fan of the brand, it's a must to spend the day there. For others, if your time is limited, you'll have to think twice before including to your program. On weekdays (Sunday to Thursday) and out of school holidays, there are very few people and half a day can be enough. In this case, plan a combination with Yas Waterworld and Yas Mall

The very positive point of the Ferrari World Park is that it is indoors, making it a favorite destination during the hot summer months.

Sensational attractions

The star attraction of Ferrari World is Formula Rossa, a roller coaster that is supposed to simulate the acceleration of the Formula 1 car at a Grand Prix. It would be the fastest rollercoaster in the world. Placement of participants on a rail vehicle, in front of a big climb. We imagine that once at the summit, it follows an infernal descent. But when the catapult launches the car to the top of the ramp, we understand that the experience is closer to fighter jet experience than a formula 1 car. At the top of the famous ramp, admire the magnificent panorama of Yas Island. There are many people especially on weekends, and the attraction sometimes breaks down. A tip: get there at early in the morning 15 minutes before opening.

After surviving Formula Rossa's 4.8G, the park's other thrilling rides will be just a stroll, and the Fiorana GT challenge is not impressive at all.

With base fare supplement and reservation, take control of a Ferrari simulator race. If you are interested, book early in the morning to have a chance to experience this experience in the afternoon.

Family attractions

Other park attractions are not intended to be impressive at all. They are very quiet - maybe too much - and dedicated to family audience. There are eight in this category, which last 20 minutes on average.

Several times a day, there is a show with music and choreography. Also worthy of mention is the Maranello cinema, which is showing a very beautiful film about an old car race, with very beautiful images of Italy.

Ferrari World with kids

Ferrari World has four attractions particularly suitable for children. Each time the principle is the same: kids are placed on a cart that evolves on a miniature circuit.

Cafés, restaurants et boutiques souvenir

Inside the Ferrari World Park, there are five restaurants, all Italian, so rather pastas and pizzas, not to mention the espresso at the end of the meal.

The souvenir shop, accessible without buying the entrance ticket, sells clothing and accessories of the Ferrari brand, and the essential trinkets of any amusement park.

Hotels near Ferrari Word

If you're wondering where to stay near the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, check out our article on hotels near Ferrari World Yas Island that will give you valuable tips and recommendations to find the best hotel in the surrounding area.

Access map and practical information for the visit

The Ferrari World is located in Abu Dhabi on the island of Yas Island, thirty minutes drive from the city center and less than an hour from Dubai. Once on Yas Island, the resort is well signposted and easily recognizable from afar with its huge red roof. There is ample on-site parking, and it is also possible to park in the parking of Yas Mall, a shopping center that communicates with Ferrari World Park.

The site is open daily from 11am to 8pm, with many restaurants on site. It is advisable to spend the day there and not to bring a bag. The standard admission ticket costs 240AED. The combined ticket with Yas Waterworld costs 365AED. Better to buy the tickets on the Internet before coming to avoid the long queues. For exact prices and schedules visit the official website

Location of Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Location of Ferrari World Amusement Park on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi ©OpenStreetMap contributors

For more information on getting to Ferrari World, including no buses from Dubai or other places in Abu Dhabi, read our article on Yas Mall which gives very detailed explanations. We recall that Ferrari World is located in the extension of the mall, so when you cross the mall straight, you will arrive in the Ferrari World, without changing the building.