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11 things we bet you didn't know about Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi

  • Adventure
  • By Ellena Rowlin
  • Published 25 March 2019
  • Revised 17 May 2024
  • Published 25 March 2019
  • Revised 17 May 2024

Glamorous five-star hotels, sun-splashed sandy shores and grand mosques – they’re the signature icons of the UAE’s shining crown jewel, Abu Dhabi. While many flock to its shores for opulence and allure, there remains one not-so-hidden haven of heart-racing fun and thrilling escape. Ferrari World, located on Yas Island, is Abu Dhabi’s premier entertainment destination and the world’s first Ferrari theme park. Winged Boots’ Guy Humphrey, content writer, recently visited the attraction and described his experience as “a brilliant day trip. Where else in the world can you say you’ve ridden the world’s fastest rollercoaster?” Intrigued now? Take a look at our rundown of fun facts about this hub of speed and adventure and we can guarantee you’ll be racing over there in less time than it takes for the signature rollercoaster to reach immense speeds.

1) Ferrari World houses the world fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa, which reaches heart- pounding speeds of 150mph in just 4.9 seconds.

2) Formula Rossa catapults you 52 metres in the air, leaving you to catch your breath. It’s the ultimate adrenaline rush with 4.8Gs hitting your pre-goggled face, which matches the G force you would feel in an F1 car. 

3) The park has 40 rides and unique attractions including a go-karting track, children’s driving school and a programme of entertaining shows that bring the Ferrari brand to life. 

4) You can break another record as you ride the Flying Acres rollercoaster with the tallest loop in the world at a stomach-churning 63m up in the air.

5) Ferrari World is divided into four unique zones, Italian Zone, Family Zone, Adventure Zone and F1 Zone. The theme park offers an area for everyone, from those who are looking for a day of fun on thrilling rides to the F1 superfans who wish to upgrade their driving skills and experience the speed of this extreme sport for themselves.

6) It’s the world’s largest indoor theme park, spanning a colossal 1.65 million sq.ft.

7) The breath-taking structure is adorned with the world’s biggest ever Ferrari logo at 65 metres by 49 metres, making sure all in the sky recognise the iconic sports car brand’s signature theme park.

8) The unique design of the extravagant building was inspired by the classic double curve side profile of the Ferrari GT body with its curvature and smooth lines.

9) The state-of-the-art racing simulators called the Scuderia Challenge, use the same technology as the Ferrari racing team, meaning you get to scrub up on your straights and bends in the real deal.

10) The park hosts a range of themed seasonal events throughout the year, including ‘The Festival of Lights’ which is held in October.  

11) If the rides inside the theme park haven’t satisfied your thirst for adventure, level up to the iconic red roof of Ferrari World and take thrills to the next level with the Roof Walk or Zip Line experience. 

Exhilaration is the name of the game at Ferrari World, and with a location nestled between some of the globe’s most luxurious hotels and restaurants, living the fast life is not a hard task in Abu Dhabi. There’s no wonder it’s one of our top destinations, so why not take the whole family to join in the fun? Let our expert family office managers handle all the details for a seamless and enjoyable experience. Our expert team of personal travel managers and their wealth of knowledge make for the perfectly-planned getaway, so call 0203 816 0985 or enquire here to start your middle-eastern adventure. 

Tagged: Abu Dhabi
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