Ferrari World Abu Dhabi opens (*actually, not)
Written by Robert Niles
At 11am Eastern Time Wednesday (7pm local time), Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is scheduled to open to the public. (* Not happening now: See note below).Tweet
The Carousel at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Photo courtesy Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
I didn't spring for the flight to the United Arab Emirates for the debut of the world's largest indoor theme park, so we'll have to do with links for now:
Meanwhile, Gulf News looks at the potential tourism and economic impact of the park, citing sources who say that the theme park has a maximum daily capacity of 20,000 visitors and might attract up to 3.6 million visitors a year.
If you're looking for live updates, perhaps they might be found on Ferrari World's official website, though I've not heard any word what the park plans for the Web.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is calling this an "Inaugural Period," leading up to a "Grand Opening" in December. The Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix runs November 12-14, providing the annual event which I suspect is most likely to draw a large crowd of international visitors to the Ferrari-themed park.
*Update, Oct. 27: The park announced this morning that it has postponed the opening until November 4: "In respect of the passing of the late Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today's soft opening of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has been postponed." Sheikh Saqr was the ruler of one of the seven members of the United Arab Emirates.
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