Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 5 December 2020

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi turns 10: a look then and now at the supercar-themed park

Turning back the clock on the 86,000 square metre attraction in Abu Dhabi as it turns 10 years old

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is 10 years old.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is 10 years old.

On November 4, 2010, the world's largest theme park opened in Abu Dhabi.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi grew out of the sand on Yas Island with construction starting in January 2009. The famed structure would soon change the city's skyline thanks to the creation of its gigantic gleaming red domed roof.

Over the past 10 years, the amusement park has continued to evolve with more new rides and attractions being added, meaning that the mostly indoor park is now home to more than 30 rides.

The theme park has also been busy breaking Guinness World Records over the past decade – four of them to be exact. Among these, is the title for having the world's fastest rollercoaster. The Formula Rossa zips around the park reaching speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour. More than 59 million people have already taken a spin on it.

The park has also drawn celebrity attention – with 135 stars having paid a visit since it opened its doors. Among these were US rock band The Killers, Ferrari F1 driver Charles Leclerc and Manchester City footballer David Silva to name a few.

With a brand new Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Roof Walk and Zip Line opening as part of the park's 10-year celebrations, it looks like there's still plenty more to come from Ferrari World in the years ahead.

To celebrate its tenth birthday, Ferrari World is offering all UAE residents 50 per cent off the cost of a day pass, or a discounted season pass from now until December.

The park was also one of the first attractions in Abu Dhabi to be given the emirate's Go Safe certification. This means that all safety protocols and hygiene procedures are being adhered to throughout the amusement park.

Updated: November 3, 2020 05:53 PM

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