Ferrari world artists impression

Ferrari World Height Restrictions And Ride Information

by Abu Dhabi Travel Planner Team

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 NameRide TypeMinimum HeightOther Restrictions
Formula RossaRoller coaster140 cm (55″)Max 195 cm (77″)
Flying AcesRoller coaster130 cm (51″)Max 196 cm (77″)
Turbo TrackZero gravity fall130 cm (51″)Max 196 cm (77″)
Fiorano GT ChallengeDual coasters130 cm (51″)Max 196 cm (77″)
Turbo TowerMini turbo track 105 cm (41″)
Mission Ferrari5D rollercoaster130 cm (51″)
Formula Rossa JuniorMini roller coaster90 cm (35″)
Flying WingsMini gliders105 cm (41″)
Speedway RaceMiniature race cars90 cm (35″)Max 120 cm (47″)
Bell ‘ItaliaFerrari 250 slow drive120 cm (47″)Max 200 cm (79″)
Junior Grand PrixScale F1 driving110 cm (43″)Max 140 cm (55″)
Benno’s Great RaceInteractive family ride120 cm (47″)
Speed of Magic4D simulator100 cm (39″)
Viaggio In ItaliaSimulated flight100 cm (39″)
Tyre TwistSpinning ride107 cm (42″)
Driving with the ChampionsMotion simulator107 cm (42″)
Made in MaranelloSimulated factory tour120 cm (47″)
Tyre Change ExperienceTimed Pit Lane140 cm (55″)
Junior Training CampClimbing Area120 cm (47″)Kids only
Nello’s AdventurelandSoft Play100 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.

Advanced Scuderia Challenge (F1 Simulator)130 cm (51″)Timed – sign up on arrival AED 50
Advanced Scuderia Challenge (F1 2.0 simulator)150 cm (59″)Timed – sign up on arrival AED 50
Advanced Scuderia Challenge (Ferrari F430 GT Simulator)150 cm (59″)Timed – sign up on arrival AED 50
Drive a FerrariOver 21 years oldNeed a valid driver’s license/International driver’s permit AED 1095
Roof Walk Experience120 cm (47″)Max height 200 cm and max weight 140 kg. Must be aged 8 to 65 years old. Closed in summer.
Karting AcademyTBCTimed Attraction – included but must sign up on arrival
Flying Aces ride at Ferrari World, artists impression flying over the rood of ferrari world - media supplied
Flying Aces, a popular Ferrari World ride you need to be over 1.3m to enjoy

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.

Family Zone at Ferrari World
Family Zone at Ferrari World has several rides available to shorter guests

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

Opening hours can seasonally change and may be extended over special occasions like National Day and Eid, but are generally midday to 8:00 pm.

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:

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

  • Don’t forget to pack your travel insurance!

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