Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Formula Rossa coaster.jpg
Formula Rossa, the world's fastest coaster
LocationAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates24°29′1″N 54°36′25″E / 24.48361°N 54.60694°E / 24.48361; 54.60694Coordinates: 24°29′1″N 54°36′25″E / 24.48361°N 54.60694°E / 24.48361; 54.60694
Operated byFarah Experiences
OpenedNovember 4, 2010 (2010-11-04)
Area86,000 sq m
WebsiteOfficial website

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a mostly indoors amusement park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the first Ferrari-branded theme park and has the record for the largest space frame structure ever built.[1] Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster, is also located here.[2]

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 & 2016. In 2017 and 2018, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was named as the "Middle East's Leading Theme Park" at the World Travel Awards, as well as the Middle East's Best Theme Park by the Middle East and North Africa Leisure and Attraction Council (MENALAC) for 2018, in addition to receiving the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017.

Rides and attractions[edit]

Rollercoaster as seen from a ride in Ferrari World.


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.
Flying Aces 2016 Intamin Wing Coaster Known for having the world's tallest non-inverting loop.
Turbo Track 2017 Intamin Shuttle Fifth roller coaster at the park.
Mission Ferrari 2018 Dynamic Structures Launched Fourth coaster built at park and the only one in Abu Dhabi

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
Benno's Great Race Interactive Dark Ride
V12 Enter the Engine (Permanently Closed for its replacement - Mission Ferrari) Log flume dark ride

Children's 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
Benno’s Great Race Interactive dark ride


Name Type
Cinema Maranello Film featuring Enzo Ferrari
Tyre Change Show Two mechanics whose lifelong dream is to be pit crew members for Scuderia Ferrari

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Best Commercial, Office, Retail Future Development, Cityscape Abu Dhabi, 2010.[3]
  • Best International Leisure Development, International Property Award and Bloomberg, 2010.[4]
  • CIAT Open Award for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology, The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), 2010.[5]
  • Overall GCC Project of the Year 2010, MEP Middle East Awards, 2010.[6]
  • 2011 Brass Ring (Best new product, show production and entertainment displays and sets), IAAPA, 2011.[7]
  • Excellence in Live Design Award (ShowTex Middle East for Ferrari World Grand Opening), Live Design Magazine, 2011.[8]
  • Gold Winner designation for Best Permanent Exhibition, Event Design Award by Event Design Magazine, 2011.[9]
  • Hospitality & Leisure Project of the Year, Middle East Architect Awards 2011, 2011.[10]
  • Most Innovative Retail & Leisure Concept of the Year Award, Global Retail and Leisure International Awards, 2011.[11]
  • PALME award - Best A/V solution in a commercial development, PALME Middle East, 2011.[12]
  • PALME award - Best 3D projection of the year (Speed of magic), PALME Middle East, 2011.[12]
  • Project Excellence Award, IPMA – NL, 2011.[13]
  • Best Theme Park in the UAE, Hospitality India, 2013.[14]
  • Best Sports Show Performance Act, Brass Ring Live Entertainment Excellence, Mission Ferrari Show, IAAPA, 2015.[15]
  • Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction 2015, World Travel Awards, 2015.[16]
  • Favourite Italian Restaurant Under 400 Dhs, Mamma Rossella, What's On Awards Abu Dhabi, 2015.[17]
  • Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction 2016, World Travel Awards, 2016.[18]
  • Favourite Italian Restaurant Under 400 Dhs, Mamma Rossella, What's On Awards Abu Dhabi, 2016.[19]
  • Middle East's Leading Theme Park 2017, World Travel Awards, 2017.[20]
  • Middle East's Leading Theme Park 2018, World Travel Awards, 2018.
  • 2018 Middle East's Best Theme Park, Middle East and North Africa Leisure and Attraction Council (MENALAC)


  1. ^ Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. "About Ferrari World Abu Dhabi". Ferrari World. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Formula Rossa | World's Fastest roller coaster". Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. 2015-07-04. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  3. ^ "THE HOME OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT - 2010 Awards Winners". Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  4. ^ "The International Property Awards – The Property Industry's most prestigious awards programme". 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  5. ^ "Ferrari World races ahead to win CIAT's Award for Technical Excellence - News". 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  6. ^ Gerhard Hope (2010-12-13). "MEP Awards: Ferrari World is Project of the Year". Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  7. ^ "The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions". IAAPA. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "Jack Rouse Associates: Blog - JRA Wins International Design Award for Ferrari World". 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ "Awards". Benoy. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  12. ^ a b "Palme - Home". 2012-05-03. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  13. ^ "2011 Project Excellence Awards" (JPG). Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  14. ^ "India Hospitality Awards". Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  15. ^ "IAAPA Awards". The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. 2015-10-17. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  16. ^ "World Travel Awards". World Travel Awards. 2015-10-17. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  17. ^ "What's On Awards Abu Dhabi". What's On. 2015-10-17. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  18. ^ "World Travel Awards". World Travel Awards. 2015-10-17. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  19. ^ "What's On Awards Abu Dhabi". What's On. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  20. ^ "World Travel Awards". World Travel Awards. 2015-10-17. Retrieved 2017-11-28.

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