Ferrari World

Price guide: Expensive

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Price guide: Expensive

Ferrari World
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#6 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Dubai
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Sporty types, Special occasions

Expert review of Ferrari World

The world's biggest indoor theme park, naturally featuring the fastest ride in the world too.

Ok, so strictly speaking Ferrari World is in Abu Dhabi, located on the manmade Yas Island which also houses the impressive Yas Marina F1 track. But, it's only about 50 minutes away from Dubai by car and, if you're a fan of motorsports and/or themeparks, this really is something not to be missed. It's also completely brand new, having opened in November 2010. Sadly, I haven't yet been, but until I do, the figures speak for themselves. 

Firstly, Ferrari World is the largest indoor theme park in the world at 86,000 square metres, and features the fastest ride ever built (that'll be the Formula Rossi with top speeds of 240kph). If you survive that one, there's also various other gravity and science defying thrills and spills in replica motors, 3D experiences and behind-the-scenes tours (and all Ferrari-branded). It's all quite excessive and OTT, but what did you expect?

Price advice: 

An all-day, unlimited ride pass costs 225 dirhams for adults (over 1.5 metres) and 165 dirhams for kids (under 1.5 metres). Children under the age of three can go in free.  

Expert tips: 
A taxi from Dubai should cost about 200 dirhams each way.

More information on Ferrari World:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Sports venue, Theme park
Address:
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Telephone:
02 496 8001
Website:
http://www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Sun, Tues and Weds, noon–10pm, Thu, Fri and Sat, noon–midday. The park is closed on Mondays.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

Have you been to Ferrari World? Would you recommended it?