Ferrari World burst onto the theme park scene and literally put Abu Dhabi on the adrenaline junkies map upon its opening in 2010.
At the time of opening, it was the largest indoor theme park in the world (since surpassed by IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai, then Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, and very recently, Chimelong Spaceship in Zhuhai, China), but one big criticism leveled at this adrenaline theme park by guests was the lack of suitable children’s rides and attractions.
This was greatly improved with the opening of Ferrari Worlds’ Family Zone in 2020, which included 4 ‘replica rides’ that children under 120cm tall could access.
But what if your little adrenaline junkies are keen to ride the fastest roller coaster in the world? How long will they need to wait to enjoy the full-sized thrills of Ferrari World?
Ferrari World Height Restrictions
Understandably, for safety reasons, many of the key attractions at Ferrari World have quite strict height restrictions.
Let’s take a look at this ride by rider to see what your family may be able to enjoy at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi (NB some rides have maximum height requirements, too, due to the nature of the vehicle guests need to fit in)
|Ride Name||Ride Type||Minimum Height||Other Restrictions|
|Formula Rossa||Roller coaster||140 cm (55″)||Max 195 cm (77″)|
|Flying Aces||Roller coaster||130 cm (51″)||Max 196 cm (77″)|
|Turbo Track||Zero gravity fall||130 cm (51″)||Max 196 cm (77″)|
|Fiorano GT Challenge||Dual coasters||130 cm (51″)||Max 196 cm (77″)|
|Turbo Tower||Mini turbo track||105 cm (41″)|
|Mission Ferrari||5D rollercoaster||130 cm (51″)|
|Formula Rossa Junior||Mini roller coaster||90 cm (35″)|
|Flying Wings||Mini gliders||105 cm (41″)|
|Speedway Race||Miniature race cars||90 cm (35″)||Max 120 cm (47″)|
|Bell ‘Italia||Ferrari 250 slow drive||120 cm (47″)||Max 200 cm (79″)|
|Junior Grand Prix||Scale F1 driving||110 cm (43″)||Max 140 cm (55″)|
|Benno’s Great Race||Interactive family ride||120 cm (47″)|
|Speed of Magic||4D simulator||100 cm (39″)|
|Viaggio In Italia||Simulated flight||100 cm (39″)|
|Tyre Twist||Spinning ride||107 cm (42″)|
|Driving with the Champions||Motion simulator||107 cm (42″)|
|Made in Maranello||Simulated factory tour||120 cm (47″)|
|Tyre Change Experience||Timed Pit Lane||140 cm (55″)|
|Junior Training Camp||Climbing Area||120 cm (47″)||Kids only|
|Nello’s Adventureland||Soft Play||100 cm (39″)||Kid only|
Additional Attractions at Ferrari World With Limitations
The following attractions incur an additional charge on top of your general park admission ticket and require separate sign up as slots per day are limited. Here are the height or age limits for these special Ferrari World attractions.
Attractions at Ferrari World With No Height Limit
Guests of any age and size should be able to enjoy:
- RC Challenge – race remote-controlled boats around the waters of Italy
- Motor Midway Games – vintage arcade games
- A range of retail and dining experiences
Differential Pricing at Ferrari World Based on Height
Unlike many theme parks that charge for tickets based on age, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi charges based on a child’s height. Those under 130 cm are charged a discount rate, whilst under 3’s (who have very few activity options here) can enter for free.
Currently, the single day, under 1.3m price for Ferrari World, is AED 265.
Tickets to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
You can combine and save with the Yas Island theme parks in Abu Dhabi. Presently (as of October 2023), the online price for the Yas theme parks is:
- 1 park from AED 345
- 2 parks from AED 475
- 3 parks from AED 575
- 4 parks from AED 675
Note you pay 10% more for buying tickets at the gate; it’s always best to purchase online in advance. Multi-day Yas theme park tickets are valid for 14 days.
Learn more about: SeaWorld Yas Island | Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi | Yas Waterworld
So is Ferrari World Worth it For Kids?
We would base this on your family’s interests and available time; if you only have one day in Abu Dhabi to enjoy the theme parks, honestly, our personal preference would be any of the other three Abu Dhabi theme parks on Yas Island would be more appropriate for those with under 10’s.
With older kids and adrenaline junkies, you might see Ferrari World jump to the top of their wishlist, especially if it’s a hot summer’s day and you are looking for the city’s best indoor attractions.
More Need-to-Know Facts for Visiting Ferrari World
Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi is located on Yas Island, less than 10 minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport and around 30 minutes from Downtown Abu Dhabi.
You can also reach Ferrari World in a little over an hour from many parts of Dubai – see our Dubai to Yas Island travel guide here.
Ferrari World Open Hours
Ferrari World Dress Code
Ferrari World has no strict dress code beyond the normal cultural dress standards required in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Respectful dress would see ladies avoiding tight, clinging or transparent clothing and showing too much skin whilst in a Muslim country.
However, as you will be enjoying rides involving high speeds, we’d recommend ladies look to have their hair tied back and avoid excessive jewelry and accessories. There are lockers to store items on the particular fast rides, but you don’t want to take gear on and off all day and risk losing anything valuable.
Like any theme park, comfy trainers are always going to be better than flip-flops or slip-on shoes. Bear in mind that some driving and climbing activities will require you to only wear closed-toe shoes.
More Yas Island and Abu Dhabi Visitor Guides
If you’ve found this guide to Ferrari World height restrictions helpful, you may also want to dig into our guides to:
- Fun thing to do on Yas Island this Year
- Exploring Abu Dhabi With Teens & Tweens
- Yas Bay waterfront – what to expect in Abu Dhabi’s newest nightlife and entertainment district
- 10 Great family hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi
We hope you have an amazing time exploring the thrilling side of Abu Dhabi, but make sure you include some time in your itinerary for some of the city’s incredible cultural attractions too!
Before you go… Important things to consider when planning a trip to Abu Dhabi
- Pop into our essential planning information page; it includes everything you need to know about getting around Abu Dhabi, a handy guide on what to pack, and top tips for first-timers on the dos and don’ts, laws, and customs in the UAE.
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