Abu Dhabi is on a mission to claim its status as an important international destination alongside its more glamorous rival, Dubai.
Yes, a 2,500-acre island belonging to Persian Gulf emirate Abu Dhabi, will host Ferrari World, a “high-tech” theme park featuring simulator rides, roller coasters, an interactive museum anda theatre with an Italian-themed play and a race track, as part of the $40 billion dollar transformation into one of the world’s premier luxury tourist destinations.
Opening in 2010, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to be the world’s largest indoor theme park, sitting under a roof designed in the style of a classic double-curve body shell of a Ferrari GT car. There is energy, excitement and passion for the entire family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. With over 20 rides and attractions, including the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Ferrari World is more than a theme park – it is where Ferrari’s legendary story is unveiled.
The site is located on Yas Island on the North East side of Abu Dhabi’s mainland, which is about a 10-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 50 minutes from Yas Marina Circuit.