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!