Ferrari’s Covered Attraction Park, Abu Dhabi

Ferrari’s Covered Attraction Park, Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates added to its list of superior form of adjectives (as the tallest skyscraper, the biggest shopping mall, the most expensive fountain etc.) a new attraction – the biggest covered amusement park in the world – Ferrari World – the first theme park for the famous Ferrari. It is situated in the Yas Island next to the capital of UAE Abu Dhabi, very close to the Formula-1 track.

50 meters tall minimalistic red roof of the park, which represents the classic double curve side profile of the Ferrari GT body, covers 200,000 sq m with a perimeter of 2,200 m and has the largest Ferrari logo ever created (65 by 48.5 meters). The indoors area available to public equals to 7 football fields – 86,000 sq m.  The roof structure designed by Benoy Architects carries 12,370 tons of steel.

The construction site was opened on 3rd of November 2007 and took Aldar Properties PJCS – the owner of the Ferrari World – 3 years of building till the official opening on 27th of October 2010. The park has more than 20 different rides and attractions, among which – the ride around miniature Italy, legendary collection of cars in museum “Galleria Ferrari”, and the most exciting –  the fastest world roller-coaster “Formula Rossa with top speed of 240 km/h!

[Sources: Ferrari World, Yas Island]

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