On the island that hosts one of the most thrilling legs of the Formula 1 world tour is a theme park devoted to the most iconic racing team of all.
Beneath an iconic red roof, crafted by architects to resemble a Formula 1 vehicle, sits an amusement park dedicated to one of the world’s most-loved car manufacturers. Ferrari World offers one of the world’s fastest roller coasters and a variety of rides that will meet the needs of the most adventurous of thrill-seekers. Ferrari World is also a great family destination. Children and others who like their action a bit slower will love exploring the interactive museums or driving replica Ferraris through Italian streetscapes. As one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world, the air-conditioned venue is an ideal way to escape Abu Dhabi’s sometimes searing temperatures.
Test your nerves as you fasten yourself to the cockpit of a Formula 1 racecar on the Formula Rossa roller coaster. Experience the G-forces felt by Formula 1 drivers as you’re shot more than 170 feet (52 meters) into the air. Reach speeds of up to 149 miles (240 kilometers) per hour as you fly around the track high above awestruck onlookers. Challenge a friend to a race on the Fiorano GT Challenge with its two parallel tracks and cars.
While it may be best known for its roller coasters, Ferrari World is also a great way to learn about the history of the prestigious Italian vehicles. Take a journey through the stunning streetscapes of Italy on the Bell’Italia exhibit before heading to Cinema Maranello to watch historic footage of the cars in action. Explore the inside of the Ferrari factory at the Made in Maranello virtual tour or sit back as the kids drive their first Ferraris on the Junior Grand Prix course.
Finish a day of Italian culture with a fresh slice of pizza from one of Ferrari World’s in-house restaurants. Located on Yas Island, Ferrari World is just 30 minutes from central Abu Dhabi by car. Valet parking is available for a fee and buses depart frequently from the city center to Yas Island. Ferrari World is open daily and tickets can be purchased upon arrival.