UAE Driving Trip 2012 – Ferrari World & Yas Island

Day 4. 9 April 2012. We left Dubai quite early, around 8am. An hour later we arrived at Yas Island. IKEA, our first stop, was not open yet. We decided to leisurely drive around Yas Island, an artificial island near Abu Dhabi International Airport. It is work in progress in Yas Island. When completed it will see 1,700 hectares development of attractions, residence and lodging, entertainment venues and leisure and other miscellaneous spot. Yas is home to Yas Marina Circuit and Ferrari World.

Yas Island - seen here red roof of Ferrari World
An interesting bus stop design at Yas Island
At the fence of Yas Marina Circuit 🙂
At Yas Island Public Beach (under construction) with Aldar 'Circle' Tower


Ferrari World

Ferrari World is Ferrari themed amusement park, featuring Ferrari based visitor experiences ranging from thrill attractions, to 4-D movie and to gallery. Here are some pictures inside Ferrari World. We were lucky that day that there are only minimum visitors making repeat entry entirely possible and take no time.

Ferrari World - right after out of parking area
Welcome Pavilion - to the left is Ferrari Store, right is ticketing offfices
Under the Ferrari's prancing horse


Formula Rossa track - the long horizontal track is where the car reaches 240kph in just few seconds


Scuderia Challenge
Fathan at Bell'Italia

A virtual tour inside Ferrari factory in Maranello
A virtual tour inside the Ferrari factory in Maranello


Ferrari Legends
Kids inside V12 - a flume ride through the heart of Ferrari 599 engine
Be a paddock team


La Gara Show
G Force - a spaceshot tower which launches riders up to 62m (at the time of visit was under maintenance)

Enjoy Ferrari collections at Galleria Ferrari


Racing Legends - a journey showcasing Ferrari's racing history