There’s plenty of things that travelers need to tick off their bucket list when they visit the UAE: rent a luxury car, experience the Burj Khalifa up close, and explore the ancient wonders of the desert. Well, here’s one more to put on your ‘to-do’ list. The next time you’re in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari world is definitely a place you should visit. Situated on Yas Island, only a few minutes’ drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Ferrari World is a theme park that’s based on everything Ferrari – what’s there not to love! Open all days of the year, Ferrari World is every child and car lover’s dream destination. It boasts the largest and fastest roller coasters in the world which are sure to satisfy all the thrill seekers out there. In addition to an array of high-octane rides and attractions, Ferrari World also offers authentic Italian food and enough Ferrari merchandise to wow even the biggest Ferrari fan.
Ferrari World is home to some of the most exhilarating rides on the planet. If you’re after an action-packed day of adventure, then this is the place you’ve been dreaming of. The main attraction of Ferrari World is the famous Formula Rossa roller coaster. Formula Rossa is the world’s fastest roller coaster and it will have your heart skipping a beat. The Formula Rossa can accelerate from 0 to 240kmh in just 4.9 seconds! And if that’s not enough, there’s also Flying Aces – the world’s highest roller coaster. The park has two other roller coasters – Fiorino GT Challenge and Turbo Track. Fiorino GT Challenge has awesome Ferrari F40 modelled ride cars. The cars run on parallel tracks so that when you’re in motion, it feels like you’re racing an opponent. Turbo Track gives riders the chance to feel as though they’re a Ferrari test driver. The main feature of this ride is its jaw-dropping zero-gravity drop. Just make sure you don’t eat right before the ride!
In addition to the white-knuckle thrill of roller coasters, there’s a go-carting academy and Ferrari World’s very own Scuderia Challenge – where you get to experience what’s it like to be an F1 driver.
Italy is just as famous for its food as it is for Ferrari. And at Ferrari World, you get to sample the most delectable Italian cuisine. There’s an endless supply of restaurants and eateries to get your hands on freshly made pizza and pasta delights.
There is a host of live shows that run both daily and seasonally. The Cinema Maranello is a nostalgic throwback of Italian heritage and culture. It tells the origins of Ferrari and showcases the brand’s timeless legacy. There’s also the La Piazza Show which runs daily. This show features the very best street performers as they treat audience members to family fun and excitement.