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10 Things You Must Know Before Visiting Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

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In 1947, after years of honing Alfa Romeos into the perfect gentleman’s racing machine, Enzo Ferrari created the first car to host the prancing horse badge as the Ferrari 125 S rolled off its production line in the small Italian town of Maranello. Ever since, the Ferrari stable has been churning out some of the most remarkable machines in the world of automobiles and motorsport. A translation of this desire into the world of public recreation, in true Ferrari style, is the Abu Dhabi Ferrari World. Today, you can purchase Ferrari World tickets and experience this symbol of Italian flair, advanced engineering, exclusivity and luxury at Ferrari’s first and only foray yet into the world of theme parks, Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.

Why visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi?

From rides that go faster than the average speeds of an F1 car round a track to tasting authentic Italian food, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. You can race your friends in racing simulators with the most advanced feedback systems or go for a roller coaster ride with the tallest non-inverting loop. You can go for a historic, albeit virtual, tour of the historic Ferrari factory in Maranello or even learn how to fly. With so much world class entertainment to experience, Ferrari World is a must for everyone visiting the United Arab Emirates. Over the years, Ferrari World has been awarded over 14 industry awards and accolades, including the World Travel Awards, heralding Ferrari World as the Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction Award in 2015 as well as 2016.

Ferrari World - In a Nutshell

Opening Hours (subject to change)

Daily 12 PM to 7 PM

Know before you go

Best time to visit: November to March.
Starting Prices for Ferrari World at AED 310.
Suggested duration: 5 - 6 hours.
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE


Yas Island, 128717, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Which Ferrari World tickets to buy?

With so many different types of tickets available for Ferrari World, it can be tough to know which one is right for you.

If you're looking to experience everything that this exciting theme park has to offer within a day, then your best option would be to go for a Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ticket with free shuttle

Plan your visit

Best time to visit Ferrari World

Weekends at Ferrari World are very busy, especially in the non-summer months. To avoid long entrance queues, arrive early in the day. If possible, go during the week to avoid large crowds. Weekends are generally the busiest times and you may have to wait in line for rides.

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Opening Hours of Ferrari World

Daily 12 PM to 7 PM

Getting to Ferrari World

By car
Ferrari World is a -

  • 10 minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport
  • 30 minute drive from Abu Dhabi city centre
  • 50 minute drive from Dubai Marina
  • 90 minute drive from Dubai International Airport

By Yas Express free shuttle
The free Yas Island shuttle service runs daily from 9am to 11:35pm. It stops and picks up at various locations on the island, including:

  • Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
  • Yas Plaza Hotels
  • Yas Viceroy
  • Yas Central

Top rides inside the Ferrari World

1. Turbo Track

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This high speed roller coaster is a thrilling ride that will take you through a vertical climb followed by an epic zero gravity fall. It is the latest roller coaster to be opened in Ferrari World.

Height Restriction:
1.3m - 1.96m

2. Benno’s Great Race

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This family ride will take you to a magical world full of interactive challenges and brilliant special effects as you help Benno win his race.

Height Restriction:
Minimum 0.90 m

3. Junior GT

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This miniature street course offers the young ones their first chance to drive a Ferrari. The course allows them to take the wheels of a scaled down Ferrari F430.

Height Restriction:
1.0m - 1.4m

4. Speed of Magic

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Go for the ride of your life on this 4D fantasy experience as Nello the Ferrari driver takes you to places no other Ferrari has been before. The ride features a 3-D movie and includes temperature, light and motion changes.

Height Restriction:
Minimum 1.0m

5. Fast Lane

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Test your Ferrari knowledge in the ultimate interactive game show.

6. Tyre Twist

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Take your seat in a giant F1 inspired tyre and get ready to collide into fellow twisters as you gently rotate at speeds of 8-16 rpm.

7. Made in Maranello

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Enjoy a tour of Ferrari’s Maranello stable as you learn how a Ferrari GT is made. Learn everything about the process that turns metal into a car of your dreams.

8. Scuderia Challenge

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Test your racing skills with this state of the art racing simulator. Take the wheels of various Ferraris and race your friends on a virtual Yas Marina Circuit.

9. Galleria Ferrari

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Explore the world of Ferrari as you get up close and personal with some of the most iconic Ferraris ever made.

10. Driving with the Champion

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This cinematic motion-based simulator will allow you to act as a trainee engineer alongside a virtual F1 pro as you experience the thrill of mastering the Fiorano track.

Height Restriction:
Minimum 1.07m

11. Junior Grand Prix

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The second part of the Ferrari Driving School, Junior Grand Prix places the kids in a scaled down F1 car and after receiving instructions from the experts, sets them off to conquer the tracks.

Height Restriction:
1.1m - 1.5m

12. Viaggio in Italy

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Soar above the beautiful country of Italy as this multi-sensory simulator takes you above the Italian landscape. You will travel past mountains, quaint villages, and typically enchanting Italian vineyards.

Height Restriction:
1.0m - 1.95m

13. Bell'Italia

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Explore a miniature version of Italy from the 1950s as you travel in a small-scale Ferrari 250 California.

14. Flying Aces

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Flying Aces is one of the most spectacular roller coasters. You will be a riding a military bi-plane and go up to a height of 63 metres at a steep 51-degree incline. Expect speeds of up to 120 km/hr.

Height Restriction:
1.3m - 1.96m

15. Junior Training Camp

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This amazing play area is designed for children to improve their climbing skills and develop problem-solving skills in an exciting way.

Height Restriction:
Minimum 1.00m

16. Driving Experience

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Make your dreams of driving a Ferrari come true as you take the wheel of a Ferrari California and drive around Yas Island.

17. Fiorano GT Challenge

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Based on real GT racecourses, this ride allows you to race your friends on parallel tracks while piloting a Ferrari F430 Spider.

Height Restriction:
1.3m – 1.95m

18. Karting Academy

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This incredible 290 meter long karting circuit has been inspired by the Yas Marina track and allows you to indulge your competitive streak as you pilot your gokarts around this testing and thrilling circuit.

Height Restriction:
1.5m - 2.1m

19. Khalil's Car Wash

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Khalil’s is an interactive play area that has lots of fun activities for little ones and toddlers.

20. Formula Rossa

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The ultimate rollercoaster, Formula Rossa is the fastest roller coaster in the world and will propel you to blinding speeds of up to 240 km/hr. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/hr in 2 seconds, Formula Rossa is a ride that has to be experienced.

Height restriction:

Best recommended Ticket Combos

You can purchase tickets to Ferrari World online in advance or at the venue itself. There are several ticketing booths located at the entrance of the mega themepark for you to purchase tickets. However, given the popularity, Ferrari World gets very crowded on holidays and weekends. Thus, your best option is to purchase tickets online.

Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld Combo

Situated on Yas Island, Ferrari World shares the island with another popular theme park in the Middle East, Yas Waterworld. You can get the best of both worlds with combo passes that grant you access to both the parks.

Rated by the Travel Channel as one of the world’s top 10 water parks, Yas Waterworld is your go-to destination for the best aquatic leisure experience in UAE. You can plunge down an epic Slither Slide, surf the largest artificial sheet wave in the world, take a six-person water coaster to ride through twists, turns and wild rapids or simply relax as you float along the lazy river. Yas Waterworld has over 45 rides, slides and attractions.

Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Combo Pass

The perks of purchasing a Yas Waterworld + Ferrari World Ticket:

  • Save up to 15% when you purchase a combo pass.
  • Get up to 5% cashback when you purchase with Headout (Cashback is applicable to any other experiences on Headout.)

The drawbacks of a combo ticket:

  • If you’re planning your trip with little ones, a visit to both parks in one day can be quite exhausting for young children. They may need to nap in between. The best option would be purchasing a two-day combo pass. This will give you plenty of time to recharge and make the trip more enjoyable.

Headout Ticket Advantages

  • Instant Confirmation - Your tickets will be emailed to you instantly after purchase
  • Easy Use - Simply display the tickets on your phone to gain seamless access to Yas Waterworld.

Ferrari World Annual Pass

Ferrari World Annual Pass

Ferrari World Annual Passes provide you with unlimited access to Ferrari World for 12 months from the date of purchase. Ranging from AED 995 for the silver annual pass to a premium gold annual pass for AED 2895, you can choose the pass that suits you best.

The Good and the Bad of visiting Ferrari World

The Good

1. Not only does Ferrari World allow you to have a thrilling day out, full of adventure rides and interactive experiences, but also get into the history of Ferrari, experience what it must feel to drive a Ferrari and get up close and personal with some of the most iconic cars in the history of automobiles and motorsport.

2. Ferrari World has two record breaking roller coasters within its grounds that are a must try. Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster in the world and Flying Aces, the roller coaster with the tallest non-inverting loop in the world.

3. Located across the street on Yas Island is Yas Waterworld, one of the most popular waterparks in the region. This makes Yas Island quite a leisure ground and presents a wonderful opportunity to visit both parks - especially when you book a combo pass, which will allow to save a lot of money as opposed to visiting the parks separately.

The Bad

For those staying or living in Dubai, you’ll have to account for transportation time since the park is actually in Abu Dhabi. But with that being said, it is only about a 50 minute drive to Ferrari World from Dubai.

Things to keep in mind before visiting Ferrari World

  • Due to height and size restrictions, guests may not be able to enjoy all the rides at Ferrari World.
  • Children ages four and above require a valid ticket to enter the park. Also, all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Outside food and beverages, ice coolers and cold boxes are not permitted in the park.
  • Ferrari World is smoke free except for designated areas in the park.
  • Pets are not allowed in the park except for special cases such as service animals.

Insider Tips

  • Try and arrive to the park early in the day in order to beat the crowd and avoid long queues. Best would be to arrive before the park opens. You can charge the bands with money at the guest services desk when you arrive.
  • Grab a waterproof electronic wristband so that you don’t have to worry about carrying cash or getting your money wet. You can charge the bands with money at the guest services desk when you arrive. At the end of the day, if you have unused credit on your wristband, you can redeem a refund.
  • If possible, visit the park on a weekday. It’s far less crowded than the weekends!
  • Take advantage of the free Yas Express shuttle.
  • Buy a combo ticket to enjoy the best savings.
  • Get your tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines.
  • Take snack breaks, especially for kids, and make sure everyone in your group stays hydrated.
  • Check the weather before you go.
  • Make sure your phone and/or camera are adequately charged before entering the park.

Visiting Yas Island

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s leading leisure destination, is teeming with fantastic attractions, great hotels, outstanding entertainment, and tons of natural beauty. It’s a place for fun, adventure, and relaxation. Here's our complete guide to Yas Island Abu Dhabi.

Things to do around Ferrari World

Top 5 places to eat inside Ferrari World

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Ristorante Cavallino

Ristorante Cavallino, from Maranello, presents an intimate and relaxing dinning affair that will take you to the heart of Italy with some of the most authentic and delicious Italian dishes.


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Officers Food Quarters

The perfect place to stop and grab a quick bite before you head back to the thrills that Ferrari World offers. Enjoy tasty burgers, pizzas, fresh salads, shawarmas and more.

Fast Food

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Il Podio

Designed after the real staff canteen at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Il Podio serves cuisine from all over the world. The food station serves everything from Italian to Indian.


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Mamma Rossella

This restaurant is named after the Ferrari drivers and managements favourite trattoria in Maranello, Mamma Rossella. Winner of the Favourite Italian Restaurant of the year at the 2015 What’s On Awards, Mamma Rossella is famous for their fresh pastas and wood oven pizzas.


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Espresso Rosso

Espresso Rosso is your go to destination for a mid day refueling as you sip on the finest Italian coffee and enjoy delicious house-made gelato.



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