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The Ferrari World amusement park is located just outside of Abu Dhabi, just a short 1,5 hour away from the center of Dubai. This theme park is completely dedicated to the famous sports car brand from the Italian village of Maranello.

With 86 thousand square meters, or twelve football fields, Ferrari World is the largest indoor amusement park in the world. The amusement park is not only striking because of its size and attractions with Ferrari’s, also the bright red roof with a Ferrari logo of 65 x 48 meters provides the necessary publicity in the region. The amusement park is located on the artificial Yas Marina island and is located directly at the Yas Marina Circuit where every year Formula 1 is a guest for the great prize of Abu Dhabi. The amusement park is connected with the Yas Mall, with over 350 stores the largest shopping center in Abu Dhabi.

Visiting Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi

Attractions in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

For young and old there are a many of attractions to be found in the indoor amusement park and all have one thing in common, Ferrari is central. Ferrari World has, the fastest launched roller coaster in the world called “Formula Rossa”. This roller coaster reaches a speed of 240 km/h and a maximum height of 52 meters within 4 seconds. During a ride in this roller coaster you will be exposed to the G-forces that pilots of F16 aircraft experience. Because of this, you get a free pair of glasses when you take a ride in this attraction.

Next to the Formula Rossa there also are 20 small attractions aimed at fans of the brand from Italy. There is also plenty to do for small children, such as the Junior Pilotas where children can crawl behind the wheel of a pedal go-kart, of course in the form of a Ferrari model. Just enough of all the action? Then you can shop in one of the souvenir shops or enjoy an Italian meal in one of the restaurants in the amusement park.

One of the newest roller coasters is the Flying Ace. Can it get even crazier? Of course that’s possible. This roller coaster can win a world record, that of the steepest roller coaster in the world. The climb of the roller coaster will be as much as 51 percent. Then the roller coaster will be released on the route. Also you make whit this ride the largest loop of the world which is 52 meters long. A special experience for the heroes who dare to experience this adventure.

The Ferrari World theme park in Abu Dhabi

The Family Zone

The Family zone is the area to be if you have children. Here children can have hours of fun on children’s roller coasters, an indoor play paradise and a teacup attraction entirely in motor racing style. Please note, many of the attractions in the Family Zone are suitable for children of 100 cm or taller. Is your child smaller? Then it is better not to go to Ferrari World your child will not be allowed to enter any attraction.

TurboTower
In the Turbo Tower you can experience a zero gravity fall as you are shot down twice from 13.5 meters in one go.

Formula Rossa Junior
The Formula Rosso Junior is the children’s version of the famous Formula Rossa roller coaster. This roller coaster is officially the fastest roller coaster in the world and is located a little further in the amusement park. Naturally, the Formula Rossa Junior children’s roller coaster goes a lot slower than its big brother, but it is fast enough to provide children with an unforgettable experience.

Flying Wings
Children can fly in the Flying Wings. The Flying Wings is the mini version of the iconic Flying Aces roller coaster and was specially developed for children. Here they can fly in a glider and decide for themselves which direction they will go with their glider.

Speedway Race
In the Speedway Race, children can take a seat in a two-seater racing car and feel like a Formula 1 driver as they race around the circuit.

Benno’s Great Race
In Benno’s Great Race, children enter a magical, large world full of interactive challenges, stunning special effects and unforgettable characters. This interactive ride invites children and adults to join Benno in the biggest race of his life.

Viaggio in Italy
Viaggio in Italia is an interactive theater attraction where you fly over the spectacular Italian landscape. See the mountains and valleys, cities and vineyards in this multi-sensory simulator inspired by the legendary Mille Miglia race.

Tire Twist
The Tire Twist is a teacup attraction where the teacups have been replaced by gigantic Formula 1 tires that can seat five people.

Driving with the champion
In the Driving with the champion simulator you can race at lightning speed together with a virtual F1 driver around the Fiorano circuit, Ferrari’s own test circuit, or through the streets of Maranello.

Tire Change Experience
At the Tire Change Experience, children can put themselves in the shoes of a Formula 1 mechanic and try to change the tires of the Formula 1 car as quickly as possible.

Junior Training Camp and Nello’s Adventureland
Children can let off steam on the three climbing walls and in the play area of the Junior Training Camp. In Nello’s Adventureland, smaller children can have fun on the suspension bridges and slides.

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F1 Zone in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

The F1 Zone is entirely dedicated to the premier class of motorsport, Formula 1. Here you will find the fastest roller coaster in the world, the Formula Rossa, and children can have fun in the Junior Grand Prix attraction.

Formula Rossa rollercoaster
The Formula Rossa is without a doubt the biggest attraction of the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi amusement park. This roller coaster reaches a speed of 240 km/h within 4.9 seconds and a maximum height of 52 meters, making it officially the fastest roller coaster in the world according to the Guinness Book World of Records. During a ride on this roller coaster you are exposed to the G-forces that pilots of F16 aircraft experience. At a certain point, those G-forces reach as much as 4.8G, which is 4.8 times your own body weight. It is therefore not an unnecessary luxury that you receive free glasses when you take a ride in this attraction to protect your eyes against dirt and sand. To ride the Formula Rossa roller coaster you must be a minimum of 140 cm tall and a maximum of 195 cm tall.

Junior Grand Prix
In the Junior Grand Prix, children can practice their racing skills in special children’s Ferrari Formula 1 cars. After the educational film about the Junior Grand Prix where they receive instructions from race drivers, they can go on the track to race.

Ferrari Gallery
Galleria Ferrari in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a branch of the Ferrari museum in Maranello, Ferrari’s home base in Italy. This mini museum contains special cars from Ferrari’s history, such as the F40, LaFerrari and some Formula 1 cars. There are regular special exhibitions in a specific theme such as Ferrari and Hollywood, the history of female drivers, 50 years of the Fiorano circuit, the history of Scuderia Ferrari, Ferrari and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Driven By Enzo and the evolution of the supercars of Ferrari.

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Visiting the theme park Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi

Italian Zone

Ferrari World’s Italian Zone takes you to Italy to the village of Maranello, home of Ferrari. Here you can have a bite to eat at Mamma Rosella, an award-winning trattoria and visit the Ferrari factory. The spectacular Mission Ferrari roller coaster and the Flying Aces roller coaster can also be found here.

Mission Ferrari
The Mission Ferrari is the most spectacular 5D roller coaster in the world and is the first roller coaster in the world where you make a sideways roller coaster descent. Set in the International Spy Headquarters, the multi-sensory roller coaster takes you on an exciting mission to Maranello.The roller coaster includes several high-speed launches, two backward reverse loops and a section where you ride sideways on the roller coaster track. A unique experience that you will remember.

Speed of Magic
In Speed of Magic, Nello, the famous Ferrari World driver, takes you on a 4D adventure. Dive into the oceans, fly over cliffs and see ice caves as the simulator technology stimulates your senses with changes in temperature, humidity, light and movement along the way.

Flying Aces
The Flying Aces roller coaster is officially the steepest roller coaster in the world. The 63 meter high climb immediately after the start of the roller coaster is 51 percent, after which the roller coaster is released at 120 km/h on the route including the highest loop in the world, which is 52 meters long. To ride the Flying Aces roller coaster you must be a minimum of 130 cm tall and a maximum of 196 cm tall.

Fiorano GT Challenge
In the Fiorano GT Challenge you get into a 430 Spider and race against your friends in this unique racing roller coaster. The roller coaster course is based on real race tracks with sharp turns, exciting straights where the roller coaster reaches speeds of up to 95 km/h.

Bell Italia
In Bell Italia you can explore Italy with a mini Ferrari 250 California. Drive along the country’s coastline, see iconic race tracks such as Monza and Imola and see famous landmarks such as the Colosseum in Rome and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Made in Maranello
In the Made in Maranello attraction you get to see how a Ferrari sports car is made. From the design to the making of the parts and from the manual assembly of the car to painting the bodywork, it is all done.

RC Challenge
In the RC Challenge attraction you can steer remote-controlled boats and cars through a mini landscape. Race through Venice with a boat or speed through the Italian hills with a mini Ferrari.

Motor Midway Games
You can play games for hours in the Motor Midway Games arcade. This arcade is completely in the style of a 1950s pit lane and includes games such as ring toss over cylinders.

Ferrari World Zipline and roof walk

Are you seeking even more adrenaline after experiencing all the roller coasters and attractions at Ferrari World park? Then you can take a stroll across the enormous roof of the amusement park or take a ride on the zip line that goes right through the loop of the Flying Aces roller coaster. Please note, these two activities are standalone products and do not grant access to the amusement park itself. If you also want access to Ferrari World, you need to purchase a separate ticket for it.

Ferrari World Zip Line Experience
The Ferrari World Zip Line is a two-part zip line that goes through the loop of the Flying Aces roller coaster. Although this zip line is not the longest or fastest in the world, it is still quite special because you can race against another person thanks to the two lines running side by side.

The Zip Line experience lasts 30 minutes and is available for individuals aged between 8 and 65 years old, with children under 16 only admitted when accompanied by an adult. There are restrictions regarding body weight and height to participate in the Zip Line Experience. Participants must be at least 1.6 meters tall and no more than 1.9 meters tall, and must weigh between 55 and 115 kilograms.

The Zip Line Experience can be booked through the Ferrari World website or on-site at the entrance of the amusement park. The Zip Line experience costs 95 dirhams per person if you have a ticket for Ferrari World; if you do not have a ticket, the Zip Line Experience costs 110 dirhams per person.

Ferrari World Roof Walk Experience

During the Roof Walk Experience, you have the opportunity to stroll atop the vibrant red roof of the Ferrari World amusement park. Throughout the 90-minute experience, you’ll not only see the gigantic Ferrari logo up close, but you’ll also enjoy a panoramic view of Yas Island and the Yas Marina circuit.

The Roof Walk experience is available for individuals aged between 8 and 65 years old, with children under 16 only admitted when accompanied by an adult. There are restrictions regarding body weight and height to participate in the roof walk. Participants must be at least 1.2 meters tall and no more than 2 meters tall, and must not weigh more than 140 kilograms.

The Roof Walk Experience can be booked through the Ferrari World website or on-site at the entrance of the amusement park. The Roof Walk experience costs 125 dirhams per person if you have a ticket for Ferrari World; if you do not have a ticket, the Roof Walk Experience costs 195 dirhams per person.

Drive a Ferrari yourself in Abu Dhabi

Have you always wanted to drive a real Ferrari? That dream can come true at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. The cost of driving a Ferrari is 895 dirhams if you want to get behind the wheel yourself. You can choose from a Ferrari F8 Tributo Spider or a Ferrari California. You are required to show a valid driver’s license if you want to get behind the wheel. The price includes photo and video. If you want to bring an extra passenger it costs 120 dirham per person with a maximum of 2 people.

Do you think 895 dirhams are too expensive, but would you still like to drive a Ferrari? That is possible, a passenger ride costs 595 dirham per person and includes photo and video.

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Turbo Track attraction in the  Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park
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Adventure Zone

The Adventure Zone is not suitable for people who are afraid of height and speed. The Adventure zone is home to the Turbo Track attraction that literally shoots through the roof.

Turbo Track
Take a seat as a Ferrari test driver and experience a unique vertical climb on this back-to-back roller coaster that literally shoots you through the roof of Ferrari World. You can then experience a fall down without gravity. To enter the Turbo Track attraction you must be at least 130 cm tall and a maximum height of 196 cm.

Scuderia Challenge
Get into a Formula 1 simulator and show how fast you can race around the track. The attraction includes three different simulators, an F1 simulator (minimum length 130 cm), an F1 2.0 simulator (minimum length 150 cm) and an F430 GT simulator (minimum length 150 cm). The cost for the Scuderia Challenge simulator is 50 dirhams per simulator, if you want to do all three it will cost you a total of 150 dirhams.

Tickets for Ferrari World

Tickets for Ferrari World are available online and at the ticket office at the attraction. It is best to reserve tickets in advance so that you do not have to wait in line at the counter at the entrance. Tickets for Ferrari World cost 94 US Dollar per person, children under three years old can enter for free. With this ticket you get unlimited access to the amusement park for one day and you can park for free in one of the parking lots of the amusement park. Please note, extra costs will be charged for karting, driving Ferrari or racing in the Formula 1 simulator.

Tickets for Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi can be booked in advance on the GetYourGuide website or via the Tiqets.com website. You can easily pay online via iDeal or credit card and you will receive the tickets in your mailbox within 24 hours so you don’t have to wait in line at the ticketbox. Please note, the price of the Ferrari World entrance tickets may change due to the exchange rate between the US Dollar and the dirham.

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Ferrari World tickets with transfer from Dubai

Do you want to visit Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi but you don’t have a car or you don’t want to travel with the public transfer? Then you can buy special tickets for Ferrari World including a transfer to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. The tickets including a transfer from Dubai or Abu Dhabi costs 142 dollars per person and can be booked online at the GetYourGuide website.

Day tour to Abu Dhabi including Ferrari World visit

Would you like next to the Ferrari World park, admire the most important sights of Abu Dhabi? Then you can opt for a day trip from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. During the day trip you will not only visit the Ferrari World park, but you will also see the beautiful Sheik Zayed Mosque, the Emirates Palace and Heritage Village.

The day tour to Abu Dhabi including entrance to the Ferrari World park worth 94 US Dollars per person costs 224 US Dollars per person. You can book tickets for the day tour to Abu Dhabi online at the GetYourGuide website or via the Tiqets website.

Ferrari World tickets and Yas Waterworld or Warner Bros World

Do you not only want to visit the Ferrari World theme park but also the Yas Waterworld water park or the Warner Bros World theme park? With a combination ticket for two of these park you can choose which parks it will be. This gives you the opportunity to meet your superheroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman or one of the other famous superheroes in Warner Bros Wold. In the Yas Waterworld waterpark you slide through the fantastic slides and you can swim or make a dive. The Ferrari Wold offers you crazy roller coasters with a world full of Ferrari’s for real car enthusiasts. Which parks you choose is guaranteed fun for everyone.

You can book an advantageous combi ticket at Tiqets.com where you can visit two of the three parks. You can choose from a 1 day ticket for 2 parks or a 2 day ticket for 2 parks. The combi ticket costs 91 dollars per person for 1 day, a ticket for 2 days costs 118,50 dollars per person. That is very advantageous if you consider that a ticket for Ferrari World or Warner Bros. World costs 80  dollars each. Click here to book the advantageous combi ticket online. The mentioned prices may have changed, for the current admission prices please refer to the website of the ticket seller.

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Where can you find Ferrari World

The Ferrari World amusement park is located in Abu Dhabi, just outside the city center on the Yas Marina island, right next to the Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit. Ferrari World is easily accessible by car. From the center of Abu Dhabi you can reach Ferrari World within 30 minutes. From Dubai Marina it takes about 50 minutes to get there. If you are coming from Abu Dhabi you should take the E10 highway (Al Raha Beach Highway) and take the Yas Island West or East exit. Then follow the blue sign “Yas Leisure Drive” and then follow the brown signs for Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Parking at Ferrari World is free.

Free shuttle bus from Abu Dhabi
It is also possible to take a free shuttle bus from Abu Dhabi that will take you to the Ferrari World park. Route B, which passes the Jubail Mangrove Park, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Sheik Zayed Mosque and the Abu Dhabi Bus Station, stops at the Yas Mall / Ferrari World. For complete services, see this link or the Ferrari World route page.

Yas Express
It is also possible to travel with the Yas Express to and from Ferrari World. The Yas Express buses run daily from 9:00 in the morning to 9:00 in the evening. Look for more information about the costs, times and routes of the Yas Express on this website.

Travel to Ferrari World from Dubai by bus

If you want to travel by bus from Dubai to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, it is best to take the RTA bus to Abu Dhabi (E100 / E102 – Abu Dhabi) which departs from the main bus station, Al Ghubaiba Bus Station. The disadvantage of this station is that it can sometimes be very busy because it is located in the working-class district of Dubai where many Indians & Pakistanis work who often travel by public transport. This sometimes causes long queues for the buses. Especially on Thursday, the day before the weekend, it can be quite busy at this station.

There is also a bus (bus nr E101, click here for map) direction Abu Dhabi from the bus station Ibn Battuta. This bus station is near the shopping center Ibn Battuta and the same named metro station. This station is a lot quieter than the Al Garhoud station because it is located on the edge of Dubai far from the working-class districts of Dubai. The buses to Abu Dhabi leave every 20 to 30 minutes, the same money for the return journey. A return ticket Dubai Abu Dhabi by bus costs about 10 to 15 dollar per person, if you consider that this ride is about 200 km then that is very cheap. More info about the buses in Dubai can be found at the website dubai-buses.com.

The fastest roller coaster in the world at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi

Free shuttle bus from Dubai to Ferrari World

There are also free shuttle buses from Dubai to Yas Island which you can use if you have a valid ticket for Ferrari World. From the following locations you can take the free shuttle bus that will drop you off at the door of the amusement park:
– Deira City Center, next to Majid Al Futtaim Tower 1
– Sheraton Hotel Mall of the Emirates

The shuttle bus departs Deira City Center at 11:00 AM and arrives at Ferrari World around 1:10 PM. If you depart from the Sheraton Hotel you will arrive at Ferrari World at 12:40 PM. For the most current departure times of the free shuttle bus, check the Ferrari World website.

From Dubai by car to Ferrari World

From Dubai you have to take the E11 highway (Sheikh Zayed Road) towards Abu Dhabi. Exit at the Yas Island East (Yas Leisure Drive) and then follow the blue signs for “Yas Leisure Drive” until you see the signs for Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Ferrari World is also indicated on various signs on the highway.

You can park at the Grand Prix Parking of the Yas Mall and the Luxury Parking of Ferrari World. These two parking lots are close to the entrance to the amusement park. You can also use the valet parking at Ferrari World or the Yas Mall.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi opening hours

Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi is open seven days a week from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., with some days opening at 10 or 11 a.m. On the opening hours page of Ferrari World you can see the most current opening hours of the park. If you want to buy something in the Ferrari store, you can get to the park a little earlier, the store opens its doors 45 minutes before the park does.

It is possible to rent a buggy in the park at the plaza entrance for a fee of 40 dirhams. If you have a lot of stuff with you, you can rent a locker for 35 dirhams where you can store your stuff. Do you have a lot of luggage with you, such as a suitcase or trolley? Then you can also rent luggage storage for 50 dirhams.

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