Abu Dhabi is renowned as a playground for the megarich, so it’s only fitting that this glamorous city is home to a theme park inspired by, and dedicated to, one of the world’s most coveted luxury brands. Ferrari World is all about the need for speed, so strap yourself in, hold on tight and enjoy the ride.
Set on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, award-winning Ferrari World is spread across 86,000 high-octane square metres, making it the largest indoor amusement park in the world. And that’s not the only record it holds – this place is also home to Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller-coaster. With a track inspired by the shape of famed Italian racecourse the Autodromo Nazionale Monza and a top speed of 240 kilometres per hour, this is certainly one for the thrillseekers.
But rest assured, the park offers a raft of less extreme experiences, with more than 20 rides and attractions, including family-friendly activities that each tell a part of Ferrari’s story. Budding engineers and curious travellers alike will get a kick out of the Made in Maranello Factory Tour, where you’ll see the entire process of building one of the world’s most iconic performance cars – the Ferrari GT. For something a little more cultural, visit Bell’Italia and discover the city of Maranello, the birthplace of Ferrari, along with a miniature Italy’s most beautiful cities and landscapes. Take a walk along charming cobbled streets or tour the country’s most celebrated landmarks from Portofino and the Amalfi Coast to Rome and Venice from the comfort of a vintage Ferrari. Prefer a little more action? Experience Formula 1 from the passenger seat in a motion-based simulator ride, or live the dream and get behind the wheel of a Ferrari convertible for an unforgettable self-drive experience. The kids won’t be left out, with Junior GT and Junior Grand Prix rides sure to bring a smile to little faces.
Yas Island links to the mainland by both a bridge and a tunnel, making access to Ferrari World quick and easy. The park is located just 30 minutes’ drive from Abu Dhabi city centre and 10 minutes’ drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport.