We all want to feel like a kid sometimes, and what’s better than an amusement park. Be it a kid, a teenager, or an adult; the amusement park is something all look forward to when planning a holiday itinerary. And what can be better than treating oneself to a visit to the best amusement park in the world. In this segment, we present to you a wild wild amusement park that is infamous for its thrill with a touch of finesse – Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.
ABOUT FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI
Know for being the world’s largest indoor park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the first Ferrari-based theme park located on Yas Island, UAE.
This fiery red iconic structure houses 40 incredible rides and attractions, mind-blowing zones for different age group, exquisite dining and shopping experience, and the world’s fastest roller coaster; which makes it a major tourist destination and hold millions of tourists and backpackers from around the world every year.
Ferrari Amusement Park is true to its claim and lets the tourist “find that Ferrari feeling.”
THINGS TO DO IN FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI
1). Be At Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Shows
Apart from hyper-adrenaline, heart-racing rides and fun, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi hosts daily playful and entertaining Ferrari-inspired fun shows and programs for families and visitors to enjoy.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi mascots Berto The Mechanic, Benno The Mouse, Khalil The Camel, and friends perform daily dance show at 02:30 pm (GST) and 04:30 pm (GST) to make the Ferrari amusement part itinerary a memorable and fun-filled affair.
2). Go for Karting Academy
Next up is Karting Academy! Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has a 290-meters long go-karting track (the first electric go-karting track), allowing one to hone their racing skills. So, if you want to enjoy the thrill of racing (without the intimidating environment of the racing track), Karting Academy is a sure go-to. So, get behind the wheel and drift like a pro!
Note: Karting Academy is a timed attraction, so book your seats beforehand.
3). Visiting the Ferrari Store
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has two official stores of the red team having a wide range of products inspired by the history of Scuderia Ferrari, and the racing world. One can take home Ferrari-branded apparel, a special souvenir, scale models, and memorabilia to complete their collection or make great gifts.
4). Grab a Pizza at Mamma Rosella
Up for a quick bite? If you are super-hungry after experiencing mind-wobbling G-forces and the wild journey full of twists & turns and loops & drops, one can gobble on mouth-watering authentic pasta and pizza from Mamma Rosella, an award-winning fast food trattoria.
Fact: Mamma Rosella is the first restaurant in the Middle East to offer Neapolitan Pizza.
5). Il Podio – A Spectrum of Cuisines
Il Podio is a food station modeled after the staff canteen of the actual Ferrari factory in Maranello, serving mouth-watering Indian, Arabic, and Western cuisines. Love non-veg food? This place is heaven. Indulge in the authentic taste of the Arabian peninsula and give the taste sensory a new food dish to crave for.
6). Espresso Rosso – Sweet Tooth’s Delight
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has five eateries, but if one wants to experience an authentic Italian coffee bar, Espresso Rosso shouldn’t be the place to miss out. Charming the visitors with a blissful aroma of baked beans, Espresso Rosso serves electrifying shots of coffee. Not only that, but they also serve a wide selection of freshly baked pastries and incredible homemade gelato.
7). Experience Driving a Ferrari
If one thinks Ferrari Amusement Park is all about rides, fun, quick-bite, and lots of insta-worthy snaps, think again. It’s Ferrari, and one is missing “the Ferrari thing”!
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi offers a one-on-one driving experience of Ferrari Portofino. After the briefing session, one can drive around the Yas Island roads with the Ferrari-trained instructors and feel like a celeb. It’s just unmissable!
FERRARI WORLD TIMINGS: Thursday – Tuesday (12 pm – 8 pm), Wednesday (10 am – 8 pm)
FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI LOCATION: Yas Island – Yas Leisure Drive – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
HOW TO REACH FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI?
1). By Metro – If one pleases to travel via public transport, hitch a metro. Abu Dhabi Metro have trains available at regular interval. So, to reach Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, get to the nearest station, board the M1 Metro Line ( Rashidiya – UAE Exchange ), and deboard at Jebel Ali Metro Station. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a 46-minute walk from there. One can either hire a bus or a taxi to reach Ferrari Amusement Park.
2). By Bus – Want to explore other viable means of transportation to reach Ferrari World Abu Dhabi? Give a try to travel via bus, board 218 Bus Transit Line ( Channel St / Al Raha Mall – St 10 / Abattoir ), and deboard at Yas Mall West. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an 8-minute walk from there. You can also hail free shuttle buses operating from Dubai or Abu Dhabi City (Route B) to Yas Island.
3). By Taxi – Travelling via private means offers flexible routes and is a more time-efficient mode of transportation. If you want to travel via taxi, you can hail cab services from providers like Uber and Careem to take you from your stay to Ferrari Amusement Park.
4). By Yas Express – You can also opt for a complimentary shuttle bus service (Yas Express) that runs along popular tourist destinations and landmarks around Yas Island.
HOW MUCH DO FERRARI WORLD TICKETS COST?
Ferrari World tickets cost varies according to the type of visitor and the package deal they select.
Single Day Ticket – AED 310
Family Ticket – AED 930
1 Day, 2 Parks (Any) – AED 395
2 Days, 2 Parks (Any) – AED 435
3 Days, 3 Parks (Unlimited) – AED 545
Silver Yas Parks Annual Pass – AED 995
Gold Yas Parks Annual Pass -AED 1095
Diamond Yas Parks Annual Pass – AED 2895
Quick Pass – AED 150 (valid only in conjunction with an entry ticket)
Driving Experience – AED 895 (+ AED 120 for extra passenger) (valid only in conjunction with an entry ticket)
Passenger Experience – AED 595 (+ AED 120 for extra passenger) (valid only in conjunction with an entry ticket)
VIP Experience – AED 1995 (inclusive of VAT)
VIP+ Experience – AED 2595 (inclusive of VAT)
WHAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI?
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a futuristic, state-of-the-art amusement park with top-of-the-range facilities and features. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has facilities including but isn’t limited to:
- Valet Parking
- Locker Room / Luggage Room
- Baby Changing and Feeding
- Prayer Room
- Smoking Zone
WHAT’S THE BEST TIME TO VISIT FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI?
- April – September – If you want to beat the rush, it’s recommended to visit Ferrari Amusement Park during the summer spell (April – September) and that too in the middle of the week as you can ditch the otherwise long queue and experience the rides, fine-dine, and shopping without any hassle.
- October to November -If you are keen on the idea of attending a theme-based seasonal event, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi organizes the Festival of Light from October to November.
- December to January -If you are in for a tourist plush event, Ferrari Amusement Park holds Winterfest in-between December to January.
Here we are, at the end of this segment. Hope you liked it. You can also check out our other blog on Ferrari Word Abu Dhabi – Fasten Your Belts. Meanwhile, if you are planning a trip to Dubai, our blogs are a sure go-to. Happy Travelling!