- Ferrari World Map
- Top Rides
- Kids Activities
- Shows and Attractions
- Driving Experience
- Our Verdict
Because of the higher temperatures in the UAE, we often turn to indoor venues to enjoy your time with friends and family. One of the best theme parks in the UAE, which is indoors, for the most part, is the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, an amusement park branded after the famed Italian automobile company. Ferrari World is located close to the iconic Yas Marina Circuit, home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. If you are planning to visit Ferrari World, here’s everything you need to know about the famous theme park on Yas Island, the consummate recreational destination in Abu Dhabi.
FERRARI WORLD MAP
For those of you who don’t know, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a mammoth Ferrari-branded theme park located on Yas Island. This Ferrari park spans over an area of 86,000 sq. m. and features attractions and rides, for every adventure level and age group. It also includes some great restaurants and shops where visitors can lounge after experiencing the thrilling rides and attractions. Here is a look at the Ferrari World Map to give an idea about how the different attractions are spaced out across the theme park.
Now let’s take a closer look at what each of the attractions at Ferrari World offers its visitors.
The 5 Best Ferrari World Rides
With a name like Ferrari attached to it, it’s only natural that there will be some high octane entertainment at this famous Abu Dhabi theme park. The thrilling rides of this amusement park in Abu Dhabi are definitely the highlights of this well-known attraction in the capital. There are a total of 37 awesome rides in Ferrari World. Let’s take a look at the top 5 rides at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, some of which have even been tried out by famous Ferrari drivers including Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso!
1. Formula Rossa: Fastest Roller-coaster in the world
There are many record-breaking rides in Ferrari World, but none are as exciting as the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller-coaster which reaches a peak speed of a whopping 250 km/hr in just 4.9 seconds! The adrenaline rush from this iconic ride can perhaps only be matched by a ride in the equally prestigious Ferrari cars. Mind-blowing would be an understatement to describe this phenomenal ride, that does not need fancy dips or plummeting heights to add to its allure. It’s made amazing by the one thing that Ferrari is known for: speed! If you are an adventure enthusiast, be sure to also check out the other gravity-defying attractions in the UAE.
Remember that the Formula Rossa is one of the most popular Ferrari World Abu Dhabi rides and there is usually a long queue to get to it. So we would recommend that you come here early to avoid missing out on a chance to try this Ferrari World ride.
Minimum height required: 140 cm
2. Flying Aces: Highest Roller-coaster loop in the world
One of the new Ferrari World rides added to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in 2016, Flying Aces is one of the most exciting attractions housed under the iconic red roof of one of the best theme parks in Abu Dhabi. The 1500 long ride begins with a high-speed lift that takes everyone to the rides’ highest point at 63 metres in just a few seconds after which it plummets at a speed of 120 km/hr. This is followed by several loops, curls and high-speed rolls as the roller-coaster spirals through the dizzying loops.
Minimum height required: 130 cm
3. Scuderia Challenge: State of the art racing simulator
Take a virtual turn around the iconic Yas Marina circuit with this awesome simulator that allows six aspiring racers to compete with each other. Although it’s a simulator, the feeling is quite close to the original, with whiplash and jolts using the hydraulic supports. Go with a group of competitive friends to really enjoy the experience. There’s also a larger F1 simulator, rumoured to be based on the same technology used to train prolific racers such as Fernando Alonso.
Minimum height required: 130 cm for regular simulators, 150 cm for advanced simulators.
4. turbo Track: An epic drop from the top
This is one of the new rides in Ferrari World for the adventure junkies. A version of the popular space shot ride, this is one of the rides at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi that takes you up to the launch of the 166-meter long track. Using the LSM drive system, which is the most powerful available on the market, you are then catapulted to a thrilling speed of 102km/hr to reach a height of 64 meters, standing above the iconic red roof of Yas Island. From here you are plummeted a free fall, hurtling at a speed of 12m/s. This is amongst the top attractions at Ferrari World will certainly get the adrenalin pumping as you can really feel the pull of gravity as you are plummeting to the ground.
Minimum height required: 130 cm
5. Fiorano GT Challenge: Race across parallel courses with F430 Spider-shaped cars
Based on the real GT courses, these parallel routes on the ride are made even more exciting because you will be seated on the prestigious F430 Spider-shaped cars, and going at breakneck speeds. The twin coasters cross path at various points, so if you are going as a gang of friends, split up, so you can get some thrills by seeing each other whizz past when you do cross paths.
Minimum height required: 130 cm
Other interesting rides at Ferrari World include the VR Challenge and Karting Academy along with the Driving Experience where you can cruise along in a Ferrari with a trained instructor or go along as passengers with your family in tow. The driving experience comes at an additional cost.
Things to Do for kids in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
While this amusement park in Abu Dhabi is certainly family-friendly, there are a few rides which come with height restrictions. To make up for this though, the management has come up with several kid-friendly rides at Ferrari World and other attractions aimed at the little ones. Here are some of the things your kids are sure to enjoy at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi!
1. Nello’s Adventureland
A soft adventure play area for children of all ages and heights. Because everything comes padded, there’s also no room for injury!
No Minimum height required
2. RC Challenge
Navigate through a recreation of Italy in remote controlled cars and boats and enjoy without any height restrictions.
No Minimum height required
3. Speed of Magic
If you are feeling a little tired after all the running around and driving, this is one of the Ferrari World rides where you can sit back and journey through a fantastic 4D experience. You can join the adventures on screen and feel the joy of coursing through futuristic cityscapes. This is clearly meant for the kids, but adults too can join in on the fun. If you have been on similar rides at Disney World or Universal Studios, you may find it a tad underwhelming, but it’s still good fun for the kids.
Minimum height required: 100cm
4. Junior Grand Prix
Ride around the circuit with a scaled-down version of the Ferrari after a training session and get your first taste of professional racing! This is one of the things to do in Ferrari World for slightly older children and comes with a height restriction.
Minimum height required: 110 cm
5. Bella Italia
Ride around mini Italy in a scaled-down version of the iconic Ferrari 250 California, circa 1958. This is one of the Ferrari World rides that are great for the older kids. It comes with a minimum height restriction but is sure to please your budding racing car enthusiasts.
Minimum height required: 120 cm
Other fun rides for kids at Ferrari World include Khalil’s Car Wash, Junior Training Camp and Junior GT Challenge. If you are looking for more family-friendly attractions in the capital, don’t forget to check out these activities for kids in Abu Dhabi.
Besides these rides and kid-friendly activities, there are other attractions in Ferrari World, including an arcade with Ferrari inspired games, a tyre changing challenge to see if you have what it takes to be a part of the Ferrari crew, a family ride in Ferrari inspired tyres at the Tyre Twist and you can even see the making of a Ferrari GT at the Made in Maranello ride.
Shows and other attractions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
It’s not just bone-rattling speed that this famous theme park in Abu Dhabi is known for. There are several other attractions in Ferrari World for the whole family to enjoy. Your kids will enjoy meeting the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi mascots, Khalil the Camel and Berto the Mechanic, Benno the Mouse and their friends who will be trawling the theme parks and will gladly pose for any photographs.
There is also a daily show at Ferrari World at La Piazza, where you can watch street performers and be enthralled by the acrobatics on display. For those who enjoy their Ferrari trivia, there is a live game show where you can put your knowledge to the test. At the Cinema Maranello, you can enjoy watching the story of how Enzo Ferrari, the esteemed founder of the company, brought his dreams to life.
Don’t miss out on the many memorabilia stores at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, that you can visit, to stock up on collectables and souvenirs.
Restaurants at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
If you are feeling a little peckish in between all the fun adventures at Ferrari world, there are quite a few cafes and restaurants at Ferrari World to cater to your dining requirements. Here is a list of all the restaurants in Ferrari World:
- Mama Rosella: Award-winning trattoria where you can get the best pizzas and pasta.
- Il Podio: Modelled after the staff refectory at the real Ferrari factory and serving up Arabic, Indian and Western treats.
- Espresso Rosso: Italian cafe with freshly baked pastries and yummy gelato.
- Cavallino Longe: Fine Italian and European cuisine in a plush ambience.
- Officer’s Food Quarters: Burgers, pizzas, shawarmas and other quick bites to grab before heading back to the rides.
- Cinema Cafe: Concession stands with popcorn, candy, crisps and other snacks.
We would recommend that you start your day at Ferrari World with a heavy breakfast and then work your way through some of the more intense rides before refuelling. This way you won’t be hungry too soon and you won’t feel nauseous because of a heavy meal when you get to the high-speed rides at Ferrari World.
Ferrari World Tickets
Similar to other theme parks on Yas Island, there are different types of tickets for Ferrari World. These are the different prices for tickets to Ferrari World. You would also do well to check out hotels offering a stay with theme parks tickets offer. Some of the Ferrari World hotel partners include Radisson Blu Yas Ialsnd, Centro Yas Island, Crowne Plaza Yas Island, Yas Island Rotana, Staybridge Suites, Yas Hotel and Park Inn by Radisson. You can purchase these tickets online, on the official Ferrari World website.
- General Entry Ferrari World Tickets for one day: Adults – AED 295, Kids under 1.3m – AED 230. Kids under 3 can go for free.
- 2 day any 2 Yas Island theme parks tickets: Adults – AED 453, Kids under 1.3m – AED 330. Kids under 3 can go for free.
- 3 day any 3 Yas Island theme parks tickets: Adults – AED 545, Kids under 1.3m – AED 410. Kids under 3 can go for free.
- Family and Friends Tickets for Ferrari World: AED 885 for 4 tickets. You also get a further 25% discount on any additional tickets purchased.
- VIP Tickets to Ferrari World: VIP admission to all rides, premium seating in the park- AED 1995 per person.
- VIP Plus Tickets for Ferrari World: Priority access to all rides and attractions along with Driving Experience valued at AED 600 – AED 2595
- Yas Parks Annual Pass: AED 1595 per person with an additional 25% discount for all restaurants and retail stores in the parks.
- Yas Parks Annual Platinum: AED 2895 per person with the Quick Pass to circumvent any queues.
- 1 Park Annual Pass: 12-month access to Ferrari Word with 25% discounts to other Yas Island parks, restaurants and stores – Standard AED 990, Premium AED 1990.
- 1 Park Annual Pass Week Day: Year-round access to Ferrari World on weekdays with 25% discounts to other Yas Island parks, merchandise and restaurants – AED 695.
Quick Pass tickets for Ferrari World
You can also get extras added on to your Abu Dhabi Ferrari World tickets, such as the Quick Pass, which allows you to skip queues, pay a nominal fee for lockers and even get combo meals.
Driving experience tickets for Ferrari World
The Driving Experience is not covered under the usual tickets for Ferrari World. You can buy these at an additional cost for either the driving package or the passenger package. Costs for the Driving Experience at Abu Dhabi Ferrari World are detailed below.
DRIVING EXPERIENCE PRICES:
- Driving: AED 695
- Driving + Photo: AED 795
- Driving + Photo & Video: AED 895
- Extra Passenger: AED 120
PASSENGER EXPERIENCE PRICES:
- Passenger: AED 395
- Passenger + Photo: AED 495
- Passenger + Photo & Video: AED 595
- Extra Passenger: AED 120
Guests can also go for just the Driving Experience without purchasing the general admission tickets to Ferrari World, but there is an additional AED 100 cost for this. You do need to be above 21 for the Driving Experience and have a valid license from UAE or any of the other authorised countries.
Ferrari World offers
If you use apps such as Groupon and The Entertainer, you can also avail of interesting Ferrari World offers. While Groupon has discounted options, the Entertainer App has Ferrari World buy 1 get 1 free offer that you can use.
Some of the leading credit card companies also have Ferarri World deals. ADCB offers Ferarri World discounts which can range from 10-25%.
Make sure to keep an eye out for these Ferrari World offers when planning your visit.
Ferrari World Timings: Opening Hours
The Abu Dhabi Ferrari world is open every day from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, but you can go earlier to purchase tickets. These Ferrari World timings are also subject to change, so be sure to check their calendar before booking. You could easily spend all day at the park, but make sure to have at least 5-6 hours to spend there.
Ferrari World Location: What’s the best way to get to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in Yas Island?
If you have opted for one of the Ferrari World hotel packages, the hotel may organise shuttle services.
If you are coming from Dubai, this park is an hour and 15-minutes drive from Downtown Dubai. There is valet parking available at the park, but you shouldn’t find any difficulty when it comes to free parking at Ferrari World.
Ferrari World contact
For any other queries or suggestions on the information mentioned here, you can contact Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi on +971-600-511115.
Ferrari World Review: Our Verdict
Motorheads will absolutely love this theme park! At every turn, there is something with the iconic Ferrari horse flashing at you, so if you love the brand, you will definitely enjoy a trip to this entertainment zone in Abu Dhabi. The highlights are definitely the speedy rides at the park, but it’s also a great place for families to enjoy with kids in Abu Dhabi. It’s definitely worth a visit, especially in the summer months when we are always on the lookout for cool, refreshing indoor activities in Abu Dhabi.
Have you visited Ferrari World Abu Dhabi yet? If not, you can check out our review on the Ferrari World rides to better plan your visit.
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