LOCATED at the heart of Yas Island, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an award-winning Ferrari-inspired theme park. When it first opened in 2010, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was home to 20 rides and attractions; it has since expanded its offerings to include over 43 thrilling rides, family-friendly attractions, state-of-the-art simulators, spectacular live shows and popular seasonal festivities that showcase extraordinary performances from around the world. 

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is managed and operated by Farah Experiences, which also operates Yas Waterworld, the world’s first and only Emirati-themed waterpark; Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park; and CLYMB Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s ultimate adventure hub.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi caters to local and international guests by offering a wide variety of rides, hosting seasonal celebrations and events tailored to different cultures and traditions, ensuring its dining outlets serve a wide range of cuisines to suit all dietary needs and providing great shopping experiences. As well as this, the park offers all the latest Ferrari-branded fashion and memorabilia. Only here can guests find the largest Ferrari-branded store in the world.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is home to a host of quality family rides such as those found in the Family Zone, which was launched in 2020, as well as record-breaking and thrilling roller coasters, which include Formula Rossa, Flying Aces, Turbo Track and Fiorano GT Challenge. And another coaster is on the way, with Mission Ferrari, from Dyanmic Attractions, set to open sometime during 2021. The park also provides a mix of interactive attractions and simulators that bring a world of thrills to Yas Island’s blend of unique offerings.

The Family Zone area is dedicated to creating unique experiences and even more thrills for younger guests, adding to the theme park’s wide variety of rides and attractions for guests of all ages. At this unique zone, younger guests can challenge themselves by going on four miniature versions of the park’s record-breaking rides. Last year, the theme park also launched two, first-of-their-kind experiences on Yas Island – the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Roof Walk and Zip Line. Also, in collaboration with the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Galleria Ferrari staged a Hypercars exhibition dedicated to all the Ferraris that hailed landmark advances in the brand’s technological evolution.

Putting the guest experience at the heart of everything they do and making it a priority to continuously elevate the offerings they deliver for both residents and tourists in the UAE, while the target audience at Ferrari World is both local and international guests, with travel restrictions in place due to the ongoing global pandemic, the park has been enjoying a lot of attention from local guests.

With COVID now a key concern for all industries, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has worked alongside the relevant authorities to implement stringent precautionary measures throughout the park, including mandatory online booking to ensure that the limited capacity is adhered to, wearing face masks at all times, thermal screening cameras, safe distance markers at all rides and outlets, modified ride capacity as well as modified dining and shopping experiences. As a result, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was awarded the “Go Safe” certification by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). The programme aims to enforce global standards for safety and cleanliness across all tourism and retail establishments in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

When it comes to food and beverage offerings, the park has a variety of dining options for guests. Visitors can dine like champions at Mamma Rossella, an open-air trattoria named in honour of the real Mamma Rossella in Maranello, Italy, which is known for its wide range of fresh pastas and pizzas. There is also the Espresso Rosso, a cosmopolitan café that mimics an authentic Italian coffee bar, Officers’ Food Quarter to satisfy guests’ craving for a great hamburger and fries, and Il Podio for a delectable array of Asian inspired cuisine.

Open all year round, the park hosts numerous seasonal events such as the Winterfest, The Roller Coaster Rally, Chinese New Year, Eid Celebrations and the Festival of Lights, providing guests with world class entertainment whenever they visit. As well as this, there has been a Family Zone festival, which included two weeks of fun and adventures for guests, while most recently a new Roof Walk at Night experience was introduced at the park. These additions come as part of the venue’s commitment to adding new offerings that complement its Ferrari-inspired adventure. The theme park is also home to various programmes and initiatives including a selection of personalised birthday packages and a Coaster Lab experience for students to learn the science behind building a roller coaster.

With a Tripadvisor rating of 4/5 in 2021 and ranked number four for things to do in Abu Dhabi on its website, the park’s team strives to create the best guest experience for every champion, big or small, and has won several awards since opening in 2010, including the World Travel Award’s Middle East Leading Tourist Attraction, Middle East’s Best Theme Park and even Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, numerous times. These accolades are testament to the park’s hard-working teams and the quality and variety of attractions offered; the most recent accolade was World’s Leading Theme Park at the 2020 World Travel Awards.

At a glance

Opened 2010

Over 43 rides and attractions

Operated by Farah Experiences

5 zones

4/5 Tripadvisor rating

Awarded World’s Leading Theme Park at 2020 World Travel Awards

Awarded Go Safe certification by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

Suppliers include Intamin, Maurer Söhne, Zamperla and Oceaneering Entertainment Systems


All details correct at the time of publishing – InterPark magazine Jul/Aug 2021 edition