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First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi

Drive around Ferrari World, the biggest tourism attraction that Abu Dhabi has seen

First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
Welcome to Ferrari World, the extravagant 40-acre theme park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The automotive-themed amusement park is housed under an immense scarlet roof bearing the Ferrari logo
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
If you're unlikely to get the chance to drive a real Formula One car, Ferrari World offers the closest alternative
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The Ferrari-themed park expects to welcome an estimated 10,000 tourists a day
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The park boasts a life-size Scalextric-style track to race around
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The park is expected to become a hub for Grand Prix racing fans
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The entire park is 861,000 sq feet, with a red roof modelled on the side profile of a Ferrari GT
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
Among the attractions is the Formula Rossa, a roller coaster with a top speed of about 150 miles an hour
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
Aside from the Formula Rossa, the park boasts the V12, a flume ride, the Scuderia Challenge, a racing simulator, and the Pit Wall, where participants make race-day judgment calls
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The park includes more than 20 rides and weatherproof attractions under an iconic 200,000 sq m red roof.
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The Formula Rossa can seat 16 people at a time in four cars in the train, with four riders in each car.
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The park includes a high-tech interactive zone covering Ferrari's history from 1947 to the present
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
Ferrari World also recreates the original Galleria Ferrari, a company museum in Maranello, Italy, dedicated to the Ferrari sports car marque
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
Visitors can recreate the drama of a real-life Formula One race, with this dual ride
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The Paddock recreates the Ferrari team headquarters at European F1 races, including its transporters, garage and hospitality suites
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
Younger children can visit the Junior Training Camp which has an interactive area with a waterless car wash, a custom constructor garage, remote cars and miniature Ferrari boats
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The Ferrari Academy comes with a junior race track and driving circuit
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
In the Junior GP, kids can drive reduced-scale Ferrari F430 GT Spiders on a specially equipped driving course
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
With the G-force of a Formula 1 car, the Formula Rossa reaches a maximum elevation of 52 metres before plunging to the lowest level at 1.5 metres
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The park traces Ferrari's history, from its earliest cars to its current award-winning Formula One drives
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The Carousel features Ferrari prototypes designed by students from four of the world's best automotive design schools
First pictures from the launch of Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
The park offers a range of custom memorabilia, from Ferrari Fashion to souvenirs for younger children