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The Tifosi are trembling. Ferrari World has announced the opening date, as well as ticket prices, for its Abu Dhabi-based theme park. Get your plane tickets and pack your bags, because gates open October 27th, 2010 at 7PM. Standard tickets cost 225 United Arab Emirate Dirhams (about $61 USD) for visitors over five feet tall, and 165 AED (about $45 USD) for shorter folks. Premium tickets, which provide access to an exclusive lounge with refreshments as well as other as-yet unannounced benefits, cost 375 AED (about $102 USD) for the five foot and up crowd or 270 AED ($74 USD) for more diminutive Ferrari aficionados.

Both ticket levels provide unlimited access to all rides and attractions. Note that the October opening is considered a soft launch, and only exterior features will be available to visitors. A full-blown grand opening will follow this December, when the full park will open up to the public.

[Source: Ferrari World via Motor Trend]

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Sep 27, 2010
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Announces Opening Plans
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has revealed its launch plans of the world's largest indoor theme park with an opening celebration a day earlier than anticipated.
  • Standard ticket: $61.26 USD for adults/$44.92 for children
  • Premium ticket: $102.10 USD for adults/$73.51 for children
  • Premium ticket includes access to exclusive lounge with refreshments

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will open to the public for the first time, starting at seven o'clock in the evening on Wednesday 27th October 2010. Guests will be able to experience a wide variety of rides and attractions and join in the special festivities with shows, dedicated entertainment and free souvenirs.

"We are excited to open our doors to the public earlier than previously anticipated, on Wednesday 27th October 2010 and we look forward to welcoming many guests to mark this historic day," said Claus Frimand, General Manager, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. "This will be the beginning of an exciting Inaugural Period, with the start of operations at the world's first Ferrari theme park."

"The Inaugural Period will continue throughout November, leading up to a Grand Opening in December with the official launch of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi," he added.

During Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's Inaugural Period, families and racing fans will be able to experience the legendary Ferrari passion, history and culture through various rides and attractions, in addition to unique shopping and dining experiences. From the world's fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa; the region's first dueling roller coaster, Fiorano GT Challenge and the 4-D experience inside Speed of Magic; Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will offer a truly amazing experience for every member of the family.

Ticket prices range from AED 225 for guests above 1.5m, and AED 165 for visitors below 1.5m. Guests can upgrade their experience with a Premium Ticket, which will give them priority on all attractions and access to an exclusive lounge with refreshments, as well as other benefits. Premium Tickets cost AED 375 for guests above 1.5m and AED 270 for visitors below 1.5m. All tickets provide unlimited use of rides and attractions inside Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. The park will be operating on a six-day a week schedule from Tuesday to Sunday, welcoming visitors from 12 noon each day.

"Our operations team of nearly 850 dedicated staff is currently conducting comprehensive ride testing," added Frimand. "They have all successfully completed extensive training programs on safety procedures and are passionately working round the clock as we count down the days to the Public Opening date."

"We are on schedule to open the park with a wide selection of rides and attractions. We have managed to turn one of the world's most exclusive brands into an extraordinary experience which families and fans will come back for time and time again," concluded Frimand.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will feature many Ferrari-inspired rides and attractions that range from speed thrill rides to the world's most advanced simulators and family-friendly attractions.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      for $61, I better be able to drive a real ferrari.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You act like $61 is expensive. That's actually $10-$40 cheaper than what you'll be paying at a big name theme park here in the US.

        -$75 to get into Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
        -$100+ for any Disney park in Florida or California
        -$80-$100 for Universal Studios in Florida or California
      • 4 Years Ago
      Having been to Dubai several times for work I can say that its not somewhere you'd want to take your wife/kids. They really don't take kindly to women drinking or acting as an equal ie.. they better move out of the way of a 15yr old boy or never ever get made if one bumps into them. Once you get out of the main part of town its a S**thole. All the work is done by south eastern Asians who are treated like crap. The roads look nice but driving is a free-for-all with no order at all. They have a long long way to go before its a real tourist place. Paying off well know people to say how cool it is, just isn't enough.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's why when I was there 3 months ago a women had been taken to jail for 30 days and given a $2000 fine for having 5 drinks?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Please stop exaggerating,women not drinking. I've lived in Dubai for quite a long time and I can assure you that women do drink and no one really has a problem unless if your stumbling about in the streets.

        I agree that the exploitation of South Asian workers is horrible and people are trying to change that but its going to take a really long time to make things right. Many locals tend to see these workers as inferior and changing that mentality is going to require a lot of effort.

        • 4 Years Ago
        lol that's BS, you see women drinking all the time. Just search Dubai Clubs in google.

        Agree with driving being crazy though. Oh AND the GCC is NEW, so chillax.

        ANyway this is AbuDhabi not Dubai.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So its a place that should please midgets then. If your over 5ft tall, you pay an "adult" price from what it seems is their goal. So many of our 5th-6th+ boys would be paying Adult pricing, while many women probably play the lesser pricing because of their height? I but it would make a great elementary school field trip then, but very costly if an NBA team would visit.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's official, Ferrari is so well known that even aliens are painting their motherships in Ferrari livery.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why isn't there a RACE TRACK at FERRARI world?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not sure any of the outdoor activities will be fun. Last time I checked, its a bit...warm over there.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Anytime between November and March, its not that bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those Ethiad thickets are the most expensive part of the trip....
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thank you Jules0

        Finally someone reading this article who actually has intelligence.
        • 4 Years Ago
        A proper Scot would take your gold plated Veyron and your woman while you were hiding in the barn.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm sorry?
        do you have ANY idea how much money Ferrari and..well, pretty much the rest of the luxury and building industry has made and is still making off these gold-showered people?
        They pay HUGE sums to western architects to build HUGE skyscrapers with western materials, which are then filled with HUGELY overpriced western commodities and cars.

        These guys being so eager to spend their money is a GOOD thing for us, since it sends our money straight back to us. Think you could sell a gold plated Veyron to a scot? yeah, I don't think so either.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll wait for "Lotus World". Hopefully it would be in England where the weather is more civilized.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder what would have been more offensive to Enzo Ferrari, the Ferrari California or this tacky disgrace?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why it is more expensive than the tickets for Disney World?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually, it's the other way around. You'll be paying upwards of $100 for Disney World. Even with a club member discount and/or Florida resident discount, you won't be getting below $61.
        • 4 Years Ago
        A Disney world ticket will cost you more than 75$ but you will definately have a better time at Disney
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugh...leave it to the wealthy Arabs to cheapen a great name....
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol, what a typical racist. If this was in Tokyo you would probably say it was amazing.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Axel, I have visited the Ferrari World.. And at that time everything wasn't open yet.. still I had lots of fun.. And 150mph is pretty good for in 4 seconds... The simulations are really good.. very realistic.. And a 4-D environment is revealed for the first time..
        Although I could not explore the entire place, I had a blast..

        So it isn't as bad as you think.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sorry, simran, but this is not the place for auto enthusiasts. Places like the Porsche Museum, Petersen Automotive Museum, or Simeone Foundation are where true enthusiasts will want to spend their time. Ridding roller-coasters and log flumes painted Rosso Corsa does not not get me any closer to experiencing Ferrari's history.
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