Located on one of the popular leisure islands in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, the world’s first and only Ferrari themed park is an iconic tourism destination. Decorated as one of the world’s largest indoor parks, the Ferrari World features a 215-foot of Ferrari’s exemplary yellow horse logo on a curved red roof. The shape of this colossal structure is heavily inspired by the classic double curve of the Ferrari body shell, leading to an architecture that directly resembles the Ferrari brand itself. Ferrari’s world-famous cars are manufactured in Maranello, Italy but in the arid desert of the United Arab Emirates, the extravagant wealth of Ferrari is put on view. This stunning supercar emporium is designed by Benoy Architects, Abu Dhabi.
Many tourists and visitors in the UAE turn to indoor events and venues to enjoy their time because of the relatively higher temperatures in the country. So, what best than to revel in this supercar-themed park with friends and family. The Ferrari World is located close to the famous Yas Marina Circuit, home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Shaped like a three-pointed star when viewed from above, Ferrari World covers almost 900,000 square feet. This amusement park features tons of attractions and the rides, of course, suitable for all levels of adventure and age groups. Besides the rides, it also offers some high-end shopping outlets and restaurants where visitors can relax after trying out the exhilarating rides. Inside Ferrari World, tourists have the possibility to view in close how a Ferrari factory operates and makes its world-famous supercars. Also, visitors can take a test ride on a real Ferrari and stroll through a museum which houses a gallery of 70 years of Ferrari car models.
There are about 35 thrilling rides in total in Ferrari World. Of all the rides, there are definitely some well-liked by the visitors. One such popular ride is the Bell’Italia ride which takes the visitors through a miniature version of Italy, including Venice, the Roman Colosseum and Ferrari’s hometown of Maranello, all in a scaled-down version of the Ferrari 250 California, circa 1958. The park is also home to the world’s fastest and tallest roller coaster named ‘Formula Rossa’ that lets visitors feel the force of the real F1 car with a maximum velocity of 149mph in just 4.9 seconds. One of the unmissable attractions in Ferrari World for adventure enthusiasts is the Scuderia Challenge where visitors take a virtual tour around the Yas Marina circuit. This state-of-the-art racing simulator allows six racers to compete against each other with all the real whiplash and jolts.
It’s not just high-speed rides and attractions that Ferrari World is known for, there are lots of other activities that visitors can enroll in. A daily show at La Piazza in Ferrari World is always exhibited where street performers will dazzle the visitors with their acrobatic performance. For movie lovers, there is a film shown at Cinema Maranello about the story of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the Ferrari company. For those who like to test their knowledge, there is also a live game show about Ferrari trivia. Also, don’t miss out on the many souvenir stores to stock up on Ferrari collectables to gift loved ones back home. Motorcar enthusiasts will absolutely love this amusement park. There is something for every age group at the Ferrari World where at every corner visitors witness the amazing technology used in the theme park. It is definitely worth visiting Ferrari World for all the speedy rides and other attractions offered. Breathtaking would be an understatement to describe the Ferrari World, which has been dubbed as one of the best tourist attractions in the Middle East.