Ferrari World Park
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Park Ferrari World is the central entertainment complex of Yas Island in the emirate of Abu Dhabi . Here you can ride the fastest in the world roller coaster Formula Rossa at a speed of 240 km / h, on the Flying Aces slides with the biggest loop of 52 meters and the unique vertical slides Turbo Track.
But are these impressions worth the extremely high ticket prices and difficulties with transport to the park? Let's try to figure it out, and also give a lot of useful tips and tell all the fun about the park Ferrari World.
How to get there
From Abu Dhabi
The easiest way is for those tourists who rest in one of the hotels of the island of Yas. You can use the free Yas Express bus, which takes you directly to the park. If the weather and strength allow, then you can walk 2 kilometers or take a taxi for 7-8 dirhams.
If you have a rest in a hotel in the central part of Abu Dhabi, then the situation is more complicated. The fact is that the island of Yas is quite far away - in 30 kilometers. The most convenient way to get there by taxi, the cost of the trip will depend on the location of the hotel, from 35 to 70 dirhams, on the road 20-30 minutes. The current Dirham course is in our article " Money in the UAE ". About tariffs of a taxi read in our article "the Taxi in the United Arab Emirates ".
If you want to save money, you can go by bus. Next to the park are the routes: 170, 180, 190, 195, 200, 201, 203, 300, 302, 304. If any of these buses stops near the hotel, you will get only 4 dirhams, on the way for an hour or more .
If these buses do not stop nearby, then you need to get to one of the central bus stations Zayed Sport City or Abu Dhabi Bus Station, from where you already take the bus. In the case of using the bus, saving money turns out to be a serious extra time. Tourists go by bus from 1 to 2.5 hours.
The easiest and most profitable way to get from the emirate of Dubai is to book an excursion. We understand that many readers are surprised, so let us explain.
A ticket to the Ferrari World park costs 295 dirhams, that is, 80 US dollars. Even with the most economical option to get on transport, spend 64 dirhams, that is, 18 dollars.
Total: with the cheapest method for an independent trip will take 100 dollars. The tour costs 100-125 dollars.
When ordering a tour, the tourist bus will pick up from the hotel, take it 1-1.5 hours to the park, and then return it. When traveling alone, you will have to travel by buses for 2.5-4 hours or by taxi, but in this case the trip will be more expensive than the excursion.
And now think, with what mood you will come to the park Ferrari World, if you just spent 3 hours on buses ???
If you still want to get yourself, then we give the options.
First, take a taxi from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. A taxi will take you from the hotel to the park in 1-1.5 hours. Will cost 200-300 dirhams in one direction.
The second way, get from the hotel to the nearest metro station. Take the subway to Al Ghubaiba bus station (Al Ghubaiba metro station) and take the E100 bus to Abu Dhabi, or to the Ibn Battuta bus station (Ibn Battuta metro station) and take the E101 bus to Abu Dhabi. For a map of the metro, see our Metro Dubai article.
Then the difficult moment. Routes of buses E100 and E101 pass far from the park Ferrari World and at nearby stops do not stop. You can ask the driver to stop at the nearest major stop of Al-Shahama (Al-Shahama), but he may disagree (which he is entitled to) or simply forget about the request.
If you can go to Al-Shahama, then take a taxi to the park Ferrari World, will cost 25-30 dirhams, on the road 15 minutes. If not, you will be at the terminal station of buses E100 and E101 - Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station, from where you can take a taxi to the park for 40 dirhams or a bus for 1.5 hours (we listed the buses above).
From Sharjah, Ajman and other emirates
Self-drive even longer, even more difficult and even more expensive. We do not recommend even trying to go on your own, buy an excursion. What is the point of driving half a day to Ferrari World, and then half a day to go back?
Independently you can go only if you do not feel sorry for 400 dirhams by taxi from Sharjah , 450 from Ajman , 500 from Umm al-Quwain , 650 from Ras Al Khaimah , 800 from Fujairah . These are the prices for a trip in one direction.
Prices for tickets and attractions
Having bought a ticket, you can ride without restrictions until the end of the day at all attractions, except Scuderia Challenge and Karting Academy. The visitor can leave the park and then return back.
Children under 4 years old are free of charge, but there is not much to ride around with such kids.
To any ticket give a free map of the park. See the photo above, click on the photo to enlarge.
The ticket can be bronze (regular), silver and gold. On silver and gold tickets you can go on rides outside the line. Prices and the list of "bonuses" below.
| Bronze (normal) || Silver || Gold || VIP |
| Price per adult, dirhams || 295 || 370 || 535 || 1990 |
| The price per child (up to 1.3 meters) || 230 || 305 || 445 || 1990 |
| Passages without queue || no || 3 times || Always || Always |
| Additionally || no || 20 dirhams for souvenirs || 30 dirhams for souvenirs || the list below |
The VIP ticket gives in addition: welcome drinks; two-hour excursion; free use of the locker, storage room, baby stroller; Exclusive session at Scuderia Challenge and Karting Academy; Free photos.
There are still annual and club tickets, but for tourists they are not convenient and not profitable.
How to save money?
If you know exactly the day of your visit to the park Ferrari World, then buy a ticket on the site in advance. If you book a ticket for 3-14 days, then the discount is 10%, if 15 days before, then the discount is 15%.
A ticket is always better to buy on the site, so not only will you save money, but also time in line at the ticket office. An important point is that the ticket purchased on the site can not be returned and exchanged. After purchase, the ticket will be sent to the e-mail, and the ticket must be printed.
The address of the purchase page on the official website is https://ferrariworldabudhabi.com/ticketing/?lang=en. Attention! This page is in Russian, but the translation is often incorrect. For example, at the time of writing this article, the Russian version indicated the wrong price - 275 dirhams, but still have to pay 295 when buying.
You can save on a snack. If you want to eat in the middle of the day, then do not eat in restaurants and cafes in Ferrari World, it's expensive. It is better to get out of the park (you have the right to go out and then go in) and go on a covered passage to the Yas Mall , where among hundreds of restaurants, cafes and fast food, be sure to choose your option to taste and a purse.
There is a promo offer for a combined ticket to the parks of Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld for only 315 dirhams for 1 day and 355 dirhams for 2 days. It is very profitable. This promo offer is announced as temporary, but has been in effect for several years. Perhaps, at the time of your visit to the park, it will cease to function. Check on the official website.
Combos tickets in Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld have silver and gold versions. In this case, the queue pass will work in both parks.
Every day from 11-00 to 20-00. At 20-00 the entrance to the park closes, but the attractions continue to work. Often their work is extended to 22-00 or even 23-00.
- Do not come to Ferrari World at the weekend, there will be huge queues. The official weekend in the UAE is Friday and Saturday. Some companies associated with working with Western partners, arrange a day off and on Sunday.
- Come Monday to Thursday, there will be a minimum of visitors.
- At the most popular attraction Formula Rossa turn is almost always, even on weekdays. At the weekend, a queue of gold and silver ticket holders is built! The usual queue does not move at all!
- Come to the opening (at 11-00) and immediately go to Formula Rossa, just save time.
- If you see that the queues are large, you can improve your bronze ticket to silver or gold. Go to the information center and pay the difference.
- There is a restriction on growth at each attraction. Visitors with a height of 1.3 meters can ride at all attractions, except Formula Rossa, here you need to be from 1.4 meters in height (in the photo on the right, click to enlarge).
- For visitors to the car in the park there is parking for 2,000 cars, the place is exactly there. Parking costs per day - 40 dirhams.
- Things can be left in the locker at the entrance for 40 dirhams.
- There is a luggage room for large luggage, the price is 45 dirhams.
- You can take a baby stroller, the price is 40 dirhams.
- Cash desks accept only dirhams. Change the desired amount of money in advance, otherwise you will have to go to the nearby Yas Mall. Read our article " How to change money in the UAE ".
- Inside it is forbidden to bring food and drinks. Exceptions are only for children's water and nutrition.
- Smoking in the building of the park is prohibited according to the new anti-smoking rules of the UAE, read our article " Smoking in the UAE ." If you want to smoke, you have to leave the park.
- Being drunk is strictly prohibited, as in the entire territory of the UAE. Read our article " Alcohol in the UAE ".
- Naturally, in the park of Ferrari World the same dress code and rules of behavior operate as in the whole emirate of Abu Dhabi. Read our review " What is not in the UAE ".
In the park Ferrari World 4 large roller coaster and 14 rides of smaller size. There is entertainment for the youngest visitors, adrenaline lovers, and fun for the whole family. Let's talk about each in detail.
Roller coaster Formula Rossa is the "nail" of the program in the Ferrari World park. The fastest in the world, they accelerate to 240 km / h. For the total length they are the 6th in the world - 2 000 meters, but this distance visitors pass in just 92 seconds.
To the attraction of Formula Rossa we dedicated a separate detailed article " Formula Rossa ".
Second big roller coaster. They are stylized under a plane from the beginning of the 20th century of the famous Assumption Francesco Barakka. It is much easier to get to it than on Formula Rossa, the queue is much smaller, and the attraction is more spacious - 28 people.
This attraction (the same as the Formula Rossa) has a feature - the track is outside the covered park. When the wind is strong, it is dangerous to operate the attraction, and it is simply closed for a while until the wind subsides. At a wind speed of 10 m / s (20 knots) or more, the work of the attraction is definitely stopped. At speeds of 5 to 10 m / s at the discretion of the park personnel.
Running here is not a catapult, as on Formula Rossa, and the traditional way - pulling the car up the hill at an angle of 51 degrees to a height of 63 meters.
Flying Aces boasts a record "dead loop" height of 52 meters (pictured above, click to enlarge), immediately 10 places of zero gravity and speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour. The car was made in the style of an aircraft of the First World. The length of the track is 1.5 kilometers. The attraction of Flying Aces opened relatively recently - in February 2016.
The permitted growth of the visitor is from 1.3 to 1.96 meters. The maximum acceleration is 4.8G. The journey time is 2.5 minutes. We warn that the attraction is not for the faint-hearted.
The third pride of the park is Ferrari World. This is a combination of roller coaster and "free fall" attraction. The train accommodates 12 people, of which 6 at the start sit with their backs, with 6 faces. The train quickly disperses and moves to the vertical rail, which also winds around its axis.
If you looked at the photo of the park Ferrari World from a height, you probably noticed in the center of the funnel, this visitors come from this funnel (in the photo on the right, click on the photo to enlarge). At a height of about 3 seconds to look around, and then the train falls down the same vertical rail.
Few of the visitors manage to understand the first time what has happened to him just now. We recommend a trip to Turbo Track at least twice.
The height of the track is 64 meters, the train reaches a speed of 102 km / h. This is the newest attraction in the Ferrari World, opened only in March 2017. Until now, there was a common attraction "free fall", it was called G-Force. To inspect the surrounding area from the height of G-Force was much more convenient, since visitors sat on it vertically. The new Turbo Track is more interesting in terms of thrills.
The Swiss company Intamin took more than a year to build and test Turbo Track. The attraction passed full tests with mannequins with built-in sensors. Security is guaranteed.
The permitted growth of the visitor is from 1.3 to 1.96 meters. Too full people can be removed from the attraction before the start, if it does not happen to fix the passenger-holding equipment. Before the trip, you need to remove all the items from your pockets, leave mobile phones at the entrance. The journey time is 30 seconds. The total length of the tracks is 180 meters.
Fiorano GT Challenge
It is an attraction of parallel roller coasters. That is, two tracks are laid side by side, two trains run parallel to them. Trailers simulate the famous sports car Ferrari F430 Spider. The track is arranged in such a way that the trains alternately break forward, creating a sense of race between them. Naturally, they come to the finish almost at the same time.
The route runs outside the covered park, and can be closed in case of a strong wind.
These are the simplest roller coaster in the park Ferrari World. If you are afraid to go straight to Formula Rossa or Flying Aces, we recommend starting with the Fiorano GT Challenge. There are no dead loops, sharp turns, sharp descents or rises.
This is one of the oldest attractions of the park, it has been working here since the opening. At one time he seemed to be the pinnacle of engineering thought. Acceleration is carried out by linear electric motors, braking by magnets. The Fiorano GT Challenge was built by Maurer from Germany (Munich).
The most fun is to ride together in different trains, because some finish at least a split second faster. The queue here is, but small. The attraction can seat 24 people.
The maximum speed is 95 km / h. The length of the route is 1080 meters. The maximum overload is 2G. The journey time is 1 minute 20 seconds. The restriction on growth is from 1.3 to 1.95 meters.
This museum is called "Galleria Ferrari". This is the second largest exhibition of cars and trophies of Ferrari after the museum in Maranello. The composition of the exhibition varies periodically, but the real Formula 1 car can be seen here always.
Read our detailed article " The Ferrari Museum in Abu Dhabi ".
Attractions for an additional fee
Scuderia Challenge . This is a simulator racing Formula 1. The visitor is put in a special frame, which rises, descends and moves sideways depending on the situation on the track. In the advertisement of the park of Ferrari World it is said that pilots of the Formula 1 cars are preparing for the race for the race. The Scuderia Challenge simulator has a program of the trip along the Yas Marina Circuit, which is located here - on the island of Yas.
On a trip to the Scuderia Challenge you need to record separately. Each visitor is offered to do this at the entrance for an additional fee of 100 dirhams. The number of seats is limited, if you arrive in the park late, you can not get on it. Restriction on growth - from 1,5 meters.
Karting Academy - a trip on the map, nothing more to add. In the photo on the left, click on the photo to enlarge.
The length of the route is 290 meters. VIP ticket holders have one trip included in the price. Holders of a bronze or silver trip will cost 100 dirhams. The restriction on growth is from 1.5 to 2.1 meters.
It is useless to talk about each attraction in detail. We will say briefly:
Bell'Italia. Visitors sit down in a small car, which on the rails slowly carries ahead, around the views of Italy. Positive of this attraction - there are no restrictions on growth or age, but children up to 1.2 meters tall should be accompanied by their parents.
Tyre Twist . Such an attraction was popular in amusement parks in the USSR, it was called "shells" or "waltz". In Tyre Twist, visitors sit in round gondolas up to five people in each. The gondolas travel in a circle and revolve around the axis. Restriction on growth - from 1,05 meters (from 1,05 to 1,2 only accompanied by an adult).
Benno's Great Race . Family attraction. Visitors go by the machine, and special keyboards in the form of wrenches interact with the attraction. According to the script, you need to help the forest animals to assemble a racing car and defeat the fox. In the end, the race with the fox is waiting. The story is told in English, without knowledge of the language here is difficult. Restriction on growth - from 0,9 meters.
Driving with the Champion is a 4D movie theater, viewers watch the Formula 1 race with the pilot's eyes. Restriction on growth - from 1,07 meters.
Speed of Magic - this is another 4D-cinema, the audience is in a moving car. The restriction on growth - from 1 meter (from 1 to 1.2 only accompanied by an adult). For the movie for the attraction Speed of Magic, even specially invented the main character, in the photo below, click on the photo to enlarge.
Viaggio in Italia - this is another 4D-cinema, the largest. Here the second row of spectators rises above the first, the third over the second. That is, the spectators are located in a vertical wall in three floors. What is the fun for the audience? The question is open. Viewers look at Italy from a bird's eye view. The restriction on growth - from 1 meter (from 1 to 1.3 only accompanied by an adult).
Made in Maranello - a trip on a small trolley. During the route, the audience is told about the Ferrari car brand and how Ferrari cars are made. The announcer speaks English, and most Russian tourists do not really understand anything. And this is fortunately, because this attraction is actually an advertisement. There are no restrictions on growth and age, but children below 1.2 meters should be accompanied by an adult.
Junior GT - a trip for children on a special circuit with electric cars. Nothing special, there is such an attraction almost in any Russian shopping center. Children are allowed to grow from 1 to 1.4 meters.
Junior Grand Prix - similar to the previous one, trips to electric cars for children. But here the machines are externally made in the form of Formula 1 cars (scale 2: 1). Children are allowed to grow from 1 to 1.5 meters.
Khalil's Car Wash - a children's playground. There are no restrictions on growth and age.
Junior Training Camp - obstacle course for children. Climbing on the grid, passing through the labyrinth and much more. Restriction on growth - from 1.2 meters.
Fast Lane - quiz on knowledge about Ferrari, with valuable prizes.
Figures and facts
- The area of the premises inside the park Ferrari World - 86 000 square meters, is the largest indoor park in the world. Of course, the record is a little strained, because the tracks of the main attractions are on the street;
- Area of the roof - 200 000 sq.m;
- 12 370 tons of steel were used for the roof, it is the largest truss structure in the world, it was erected for 14 months. The design contains 172,000 beams and 43,100 knots;
- On the roof is the world's largest Ferrari logo - 65h48.5 meters;
- The construction took 3 years - the first stone was laid down on November 3, 2007, the grand opening took place on November 4, 2010;
- 100,000 cubic meters of concrete were spent on the building;
- At the opening there were riders Fernando Alonso and Philippe Massa. On the photo near Fernando on the left, Philippe on the right. In the center, the chief manager of the Ferrari F1 team is Stefano Domenicali;
- The ceremony was opened by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed ibn-Zayd Al-Nahyan.
- Fernando Alonso and Philippe Massa, of course, swept the Formula Rossa. They liked it, we hope that you will be satisfied.
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