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Yas Island: Foundation of Ferrari World

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, located on Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates, is the world's first Ferrari-branded theme park. The construction of Ferrari World was part of the larger development of Yas Island as a leading entertainment and tourism destination. Here's a general overview of how Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was built:

Ferrari World
  1. Concept and Planning:

  • The concept for Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was developed by Aldar Properties PJSC, the real estate development company responsible for Yas Island.

  • The park was designed to celebrate the Ferrari brand and its association with speed, innovation, and luxury.

  1. Architectural Design:

  • The architectural design of Ferrari World was carried out by Benoy, a UK-based architectural firm.

  • The iconic red roof of Ferrari World is designed to resemble the side profile of a Ferrari GT car. It is one of the largest roof structures ever built and is a key architectural feature of the park.

  1. Construction:

  • Construction of Ferrari World began in 2007, and it was a significant engineering and construction undertaking.

  • The massive red roof was constructed using steel and glass. The construction materials and techniques were chosen to meet the design requirements and to create a visually striking and iconic structure.

  • The interior of the park was designed to accommodate various attractions, rides, and entertainment features.

  1. Rides and Attractions:

  • Ferrari World features a range of rides and attractions, including the Formula Rossa roller coaster (the world's fastest roller coaster at the time of its opening), racing simulators, and interactive exhibits.

  • Each attraction was carefully designed to capture the spirit of Ferrari and provide visitors with a unique and thrilling experience.

  1. Opening:

  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi officially opened its doors to the public on November 4, 2010.

  • The opening ceremony included performances, displays of Ferraris, and a celebration of the park's unique status as a tribute to the iconic Italian automotive brand.

Ferrari World has since become a popular destination for both Ferrari enthusiasts and families seeking a combination of entertainment and excitement. It has contributed significantly to the appeal of Yas Island as a multifaceted leisure destination.

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