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Formula 1 fan? Got your walls plastered with posters of F1 greats such as Michael Schumacher, Juan Manuel Fangio, Lewis Hamilton, and Sebastian Vettel? Then you simply must visit Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, a two-time award-winning theme park dedicated to Formula 1 racing. Acknowledged as the “Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction” for the second time at the World Travel Awards Gala, 2016,

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

offers you an exceptional theme park experience with unlimited fun and thrills for the entire family. Come with us as we guide you around this incredible theme park.

All about Ferrari World

It’s the very first all-indoor Ferrari-branded theme park that the world has seen.

Ferrari World

offers a mix of fun and thrill rides and attractions for kids of all ages, and for adults of all ages. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi opened on the 4th of November 2010 and has been one of Abu Dhabi’s biggest tourist attractions every year, with over a million visitors logged so far. Ferrari World occupies an area of 86,000 square meters. Sign up for an Abu Dhabi city tour with Ferrari World and enjoy this fabulous fun sports world for you.

Best Time to Visit Ferrari World

You don’t have to worry about weather conditions when you’re visiting the Ferrari World theme park. It’s a complete indoor theme park so you can visit summer or winter. The temperature is always cool and collected within Ferrari World. Some parts of the theme island are not covered, such as the Ferrari Experience where you get to ride or drive a convertible Ferrari around Yas Island for an hour. This part is not indoors, so it might be best to try this one during the wintertime. Ferrari World is a popular tourist spot and people from all over the world visit it. It might make sense to visit it during the mid-week to avoid the queues. Being on Yas Island, you can also combine your tours and spend time at Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.

Ferrari World Timings

Sunday – Wednesday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Thursday – Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Ferrari World Location

Ferrari World is located at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

How to Reach Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

  • By Car:
    • From the Abu Dhabi International Airport: 15 to 20 minutes’ drive
    • From Abu Dhabi City Centre: 30 minutes’ drive
    • From Dubai International airport and Bur Dubai: approximately 1.5 hours.
    • From Dubai Marina: approximately 1 hour minutes’ drive
  • Yas Express Shuttle: Take advantage of Yas Island free shuttle services operated along two routes:
    • Blue route: Operates daily from 9.00 am – 9.00 pm

Pick up and drop off points: Yas Viceroy Hotel, Yas Plaza Hotels, Yas Central at Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

    • Red route: Operates daily from 9.00 am – 2.00 am

Pick up and drop off points: Yas Marina, Yas Links, and Yas Beach, Yas Central at Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

Ferrari World Tickets

You can book tickets online in advance or can purchase directly at the Ferrari World itself.


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Ferrari World Rides

Ferrari World has the perfect ride for every age group. There are thrilling, high adrenaline rides for those desiring action and softer rides for younger kids as well.

1. Adrenaline-jerking Thrill Rides

  • Formula Rossa

Formula Rossa

Reach speeds of 0 to 240 km/h in 4.9 seconds on the world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa. This Ferrari World rollercoaster lets you Experience the swooping surge of 4.8Gs in the pit of your stomach as you scale stupendous heights of 52 meters on the Formula Rossa.

  • Flying Aces

Flying Aces

Experience a thrilling ride on the Flying Aces, which offers the world’s highest roller-coaster loop. Scale heart-thumping heights of 63 meters at a mind-blowing 51-degree incline.

  • Fiorano GT Challenge


Board a thrilling Ferrari F430 Spider and race your friends on twisting parallel tracks on the circuit. Your racing circuit is based on real GT courses, which means fabulous straights and exciting speeds of up to 95km/h.

  • Turbo Track


Take a ride on the exciting Turbo Track, a roller coaster with a thrilling, mind-blowing vertical climb with a zero-gravity fall.

  • Scuderia Challenge


Not too keen on riding the thrill, adrenalin-jerking rides yet? Enjoy an interactive motion simulator with a real F1 and F430 car. It’s like riding the real things, but simulated, and exciting all the way.

  • Karting Academy


Club with your friends and get into world-class go-karts and compete with them on a 290-meter long track with incredible twists and turns.

  • Driving Experience

Driving experience

Driven a real Ferrari before? Then get behind the wheel and challenge yourself on the actual race track that goes around Yas Island. Never driven one of these before? Then opt for a driver-chauffeured Ferrari and wait for those sharp turns and stiff curves and the swooping feeling your stomach will experience.

2. Fun Rides for the Family

  • Tyre Twist


Take your kids up on the giant tire Teacup ride, which is a fun ride for the whole family. Slide and collide with your friends and spin around in this F1 ™ inspired giant tires. Each tire seats up to five people.

  • Viaggio in Italia


Soar over the incredible Italian landscape in this exciting multi-sensory simulator. This one comes to you as an inspiration from the legendary open-road endurance race Mille Miglia.

  • Speed of Magic

Speed Of Magic

Enjoy this exquisite ride, which takes you through a majestic 4D fantasy universe. Fly over cliffs, dive into oceans, and explore ice caves and more in this simulation ride.

  • Made in Maranello

Made In Maranello

Experience the making of a Ferrari GT from the nuts and bolts phase to the finished product.

  • Galleria Ferrari

Galleria Ferrari

Want to know how Ferrari came about? Follow the car’s evolution from its initial design to today’s spectacular edition. Fill yourself up with Ferrari facts, stats, and stories!

  • Motor Midway Games


Enjoy this classic pit lane style arcade game with the family.

  • Tyre Change Experience


Are you prepared to quickly change the tyres of a Ferrari mid-race? Change the tyre of an F1TM car just like the Ferrari pit crew would during a race.

  • Bell ‘Italia


Take a tour of Italy in miniature on a small scale Ferrari 250

3. Rides for Kids

  • RC Challenge

RC Challange

What you see before you are the canals of Venice in Little Italy. Your job is to navigate your remote-control boats and cars around the waterways, and discover just how much control you have at your fingertips. The scaled-down landscape of Venice provides you with many challenges. It’s a fun challenge for the whole family.

  • Junior GP

Junior GP

In this ride, kids start off with an educational film and expert instruction on driving and then hit the road with a fun-sized Ferrari 430.

  • Khalil’s Car Wash


It’s never too early for your kids to be Ferrari experts. Get your tots and toddlers on the car wash. Let them climb the grandstand, and work their remote-controlled Ferraris and pedal cars through the carwash.

Ferrari World Safety Tips

Ferrari World is a family-friendly attraction; however, a few safety tips adhered would be a better precaution.

  • Always follow safety instructions for the Ferrari World rides. Please read safety signs for each ride. There are height restrictions for certain rides, those not meeting this requirement are not allowed on the ride.
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed. Food required for medical purposes, medically–indicated nutritional supplements and baby food/baby formula are exceptions.
  • Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult at all times. Arrange a common meeting place in case you get separated from a tour group.
  • Please make sure that you are at your best behavior at all times. Fighting or abusive language, Unruly behavior, Intoxication, Queue jumping, carrying weapons or hazardous substances, Clothing with offensive language or content are not entertained at all.
  • For security reasons, the use of two-wheelers, Segway, remote-controlled drones, toys, skateboard, and skating shoes are not permitted.
  • Lockers are provided for guests who can use it to store their belongings. It is advisable not to wear any jewelry or carry precious items.
  • Only try those rides in which you have confidence. If you have some medical conditions, do not try high-level rides which can aggravate your condition.
  • Some rides contain bright lights effect. Those with photosensitivity epilepsy or sensitivity to light should avoid such rides.


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is located on Yas Island which shares its space with two other impressive Abu Dhabi attractions:

The other prominent attractions that are in the nearby location approximately 20-25 minutes away are:


Ferrari park Abu Dhabi

keeps adding fun rides to keep entire families enthralled year after year. It is an exhilarating attraction that can be visited from Abu Dhabi or from Dubai. Be sure to book your tickets to Ferrari World in time for the New Year for a mega NY blast, fireworks, and fabulous discounts on your favorite rides and a winter wonderland that’s planned for Ferrari World.

Passionate about travel and reading, Sreedevi believes these two aspects molded her life. She has 9 years experience in the travel industry and loves learning new things, music and crochet.

  • 2 thoughts on “Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – Guide to the Most Thrilling Theme Park
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    2. Avatar for Sreedevi Nair

      A fabulous way to describe the thrilling Ferrari World. This is definitely a must-visit place for any dream racer or racing fan.

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