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Theme parks: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – a weekend in pole position

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As the world gears up for the title-deciding F1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2010, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi announces a special weekend of fun and celebrations for fans and families alike to celebrate this exciting weekend.

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The much anticipated theme park, which opened its doors to the public on November 4th, is the largest indoor theme park in the world and the first attraction of its kind in the Middle East, with a range of unique and thrilling attractions including Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, and Speed of Magic, the region’s first four dimensional fantasy ride.

There will be a special appearance by the Scuderia Ferrari team – on Thursday 11th November: Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will both experience the park, testing their skills on the Scuderia Challenge simulators before enjoying some the rides, which include the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster reaching speeds of up to 240 kph.

On Friday 12th November, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will celebrate the glory and excitement of the race with a high octane dance extravaganza, taking place in the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Pit lane. Set against a heart thumping sound track, this explosive show will feature world class acts including stunt skaters, acrobats, and dancers as well as a number of acts not seen before in the UAE such as a German wheel and power skipper. Shows will take place regularly throughout the day.

Also making a special visit all the way from Maranello, Italy, will be Mamma Rossella, owner and head chef at the famous family restaurant, Montana, located in Ferrari’s hometown and regularly frequented by Ferrari drivers, members of the Scuderia Ferrari team and fans.

Andy Keeling, Park Manager, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi said: “The up and coming F1™ weekend will be a fantastic opportunity for Ferrari fans and families to experience Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s unique rides and attractions that pay tribute to the passion, excellence, performance, and technical innovation of Ferrari and its home country, Italy. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the perfect complement to the race weekend and will round off an amazing experience here on Yas Island.”

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is also providing a special multiple-entry Race Week package that has been put together especially for visitors to the F1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2010. The package includes unlimited access during Race Weekend (11th – 14th November 2010) for just AED 450, providing an unforgettable opportunity to experience the legendary Ferrari passion, history and culture at this unique theme park, located right next door to the Yas Marina Circuit on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island.

For more information, please visit www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com. You can also follow Ferrari World Abu Dhabi on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FerrariWorldAbuDhabi or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FerrariWorldAD

About Ferrari World Abu Dhabi:

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the world’s largest indoor and first Ferrari theme park. It is an intense multi-sensory experience and a must-visit for enthusiasts, fans and families. With a vast array of unique rides, attractions and shows, including the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a celebration of Ferrari’s past, present and future. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is one of the signature features of Yas Island, a 2, 500 hectare island dedicated to leisure, entertainment and lifestyle.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a world-class development by Aldar Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi’s leading property development, management and investment company and is managed by Farah Leisure Parks Management LLC, a joint venture between Aldar Properties PJSC and ProFun Management Group Inc., an international leisure facilities management and operating company.

For more information about Ferrari World Abu Dhabi: www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com

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