Ferrari World

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.jpg
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Location Abu Dhabi
Theme Ferrari
Operated by Farah Leisure Parks Management LLC
Area 86,000 sq m
Website www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an amusement park located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It is the first and only Ferrari-branded theme park and largest indoor theme park in the world.[1][2] Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster, is also located here.[3]

The foundation stone for the park was laid on 3 November 2007. It took three years to develop the park and it officially opened to the public on 4 November 2010. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi covers an area of 86,000 square metres.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was named the "Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction" at the World Travel Awards™ 2015[4]

Rides and attractions[edit]

Operating[edit]

Roller coasters[edit]

Name Opened Manufacturer Type Notes
Fiorano GT Challenge 2010 Maurer Söhne Launched, Dueling R-Coaster prototype.
Formula Rossa 2010 Intamin Launched It is the fastest roller coaster since 2010.
Mission Ferrari 2015 Dynamic Attractions SFX Coaster SFX Coaster prototype.
Flying Aces 2016 Intamin Sit Down Said to have world's steepest drop, and tallest loop.
Unknown 2016 Intamin Shuttle Will be the parks 5th coaster.

Thrill rides[edit]

Name Type
Karting Academy Go-karts
Scuderia Challenge Interactive motion simulator

Family rides[edit]

Name Type
Driving Experience Drive a Ferrari
Tyre Twist Teacup ride
Viaggio in Italia Flight simulator
Speed of Magic 4-D ride
Made in Maranello Tour of the historic Ferrari factory
Galleria Ferrari Interactive historical gallery
Driving with the Champion F1™ & GT virtual simulation
Fast Lane Interactive game show
Bell'Italia Tour of miniature Italy

Kids rides[edit]

Name Type
Junior GT Junior Pilota's driving school
Junior GP Junior Pilota's racing school
Khalil's Car Wash Children’s interactive play area
Junior Training Camp Climbing area

Shows[edit]

Name Type
Cinema Maranello Film featuring Enzo Ferrari
RED Live performance with dancing, BMX biking, mega wheels and acrobatics
Tyre Change Show Two mechanics whose life-long dream is to be pit crew members for Scuderia Ferrari
Viva Ferrari 3D animations, performance arts and optical illusions

Awards and Nominations[edit]

• Best Commercial, Office, Retail Future Development, Cityscape Abu Dhabi, 2010.[5]

• Best International Leisure Development, International Property Award and Bloomberg, 2010.[6]

• CIAT Open Award for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology, The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), 2010.[7]

• Overall GCC Project of the Year 2010, MEP Middle East Awards, 2010.[8]

• 2011 Brass Ring (Best new product, show production and entertainment displays and sets), IAAPA, 2011.[9]

• Excellence in Live Design Award (ShowTex Middle East for Ferrari World Grand Opening), Live Design Magazine, 2011.[10]

• Gold Winner designation for Best Permanent Exhibition, Event Design Award by Event Design Magazine, 2011.[11]

• Hospitality & Leisure Project of the Year, Middle East Architect Awards 2011, 2011.[12]

• Most Innovative Retail & Leisure Concept of the Year Award, Global Retail and Leisure International Awards, 2011.[13]

• PALME award - Best A/V solution in a commercial development, PALME Middle East, 2011.[14]

• PALME award - Best 3D projection of the year (Speed of magic), PALME Middle East, 2011. [15]
• Project Excellence Award, IPMA – NL, 2011.[16]

• Best Theme Park in the UAE, Hospitality India, 2013.[17]

• Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction 2015, World Travel Awards, 2015.[18]


References[edit]

  1. ^ [The first and only Ferrari-branded theme park in the world The first and only Ferrari-branded theme park in the world] Check |url= scheme (help).  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. "About Ferrari World Abu Dhabi". Ferrari World. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  3. ^ https://www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com/en-gb/attractions/formula-rossa.aspx
  4. ^ [Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was named the "Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction" at the World Travel Awards™ Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was named the "Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction" at the World Travel Awards™] Check |url= scheme (help).  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ http://www.cityscapeabudhabi.com/Awards/2010-Awards-Winners/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ http://propertyawards.net/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ http://www.ciat.org.uk/en/media_centre/news_and_events/index.cfm/techex#.VaECj_mUOf4.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-10444-mep-awards-ferrari-world-is-project-of-the-year/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ http://www.iaapa.org/home.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ (PDF) http://www.showtex.com/files/library/Stage_and_Event_Report_07.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ http://www.jackrouse.com/2011/07/JRA-Wins-International-Design-Award-for-Ferrari-World.cfm.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ http://www.benoy.com/press/ferrari-world-abu-dhabi-scoops-major-industry-award.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ http://www.benoy.com/awards.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ http://www.palme-middleeast.com/en/Palme/Home/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ http://www.palme-middleeast.com/en/Palme/Home/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ http://www.gielissen.com/data/news/ipma-award-2011-jpg.jpg.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ http://indiahospitalityawards.in/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ http://www.worldtravelawards.com/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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