31 Agustus 2011

Experience life in the fast lane at Abu Dhabi Ferrari World

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Ferrari is a name that is synonymous with prestige and exclusivity; perhaps it is these values that drew this leading sports car manufacturer to Abu Dhabi, as it also prides itself in offering only the best entertainment to its visitors. The company which is known the world over for its “prancing horse” logo is the manufacturer of some of the finest and fastest cars the world has thus far seen. In addition it is also the oldest and most successful team in the Formula One championship- the world’s premier motor racing tournament. The Italian team has been lucky to have the services of great champions such as Alberto Ascari, Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso all of whom were multiple Grand Prix and world championship winners.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a motor racing based theme park has been built in association with the Yas Marina racing circuit which hosts the final round of the Formula One calendar. Last year this circuit played host to a nail biting race that made German race Sebastian Vettel world champion although the odds were firmly against him at the start. Thus, it is apparent that the idea behind the construction of this theme park was to enable enthusiasts of motor racing the opportunity to experience the adrenaline rush of high risk, high speed driving.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi accomplishes this by its showcase ride, the Formula Rossa which is touted to be the fastest roller coaster in the world reaching a speed of 240 kmph almost as fast as a Formula Once car. In addition this unique attraction offer other rides such as the Fiorano GT Challenge rollercoaster, the 3D Driving Challenge; a certified racing school that operates on the Yas Marina Circuit and a spaceshot tower which ensures unlimited thrills. For those looking for slower paced entertainment, the theme park recreates some of Italy’s most famous cityscapes to provide a romantic backdrop for fine dining while the numerous Ferrari exhibits will keep you entranced.

Being located in one of the world’s most sought after travel destinations, Ferrari World is located close to many Abu Dhabi luxury hotels. Among them is the Abu Dhabi hotel known as the Grand Millennium Al Wahda which offers excellent accommodation options.