Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World is a Ferrari themed amusement park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The park is the resort covers an area of 30,080 acres (12,173 ha; 47 sq mi) and includes four theme parks, two water parks, 23 on-site themed resort hotels including a campground, two spas and physical fitness centers, five golf courses, and other recreational venues and entertainment. The central park is situated under a 200,000 m2(2,152,782 sq ft) roof making it the largest indoor amusement park in the world. Ferrari World officially opened on 4 November 2010. The theme park is home toFormula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster.

History

In late 2005, it was reported that Ferrari and Aldar Properties signed an agreement to build the world’s first Ferrari theme park in Abu Dhabi. At the time, it was expected that the park was to open in 2008, however, delays saw it bumped back until 2010. Construction began in November 2008 and was completed in under two years. In mid 2010, it was announced that Ferrari World would open on 28 October 2010. However, it was delayed by a week due to the passing of Ras al-Khaimah’s SheikhSaqr bin Mohammad al-Qassimi the day prior. Ferrari World officially opened to the public on the 4th of November 2010.

After only one year of operation, Ferrari World already had to lay off more than 100 employees in December 2011 and reduce opening hours due to low attendance.




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