Monday, May 30, 2011

Ferrari World

A friend of ours, Bobby Dahlquist, spent a few days with us in March. He is the son-in-law of one of John's closest friends H.P. White. Bobby married H. P. 's youngest daughter Kelly. John has watched Kelly grow up from just a little tike into a beautiful, solid young lady who chose to marry this wonderful young man. We spent the week roaming around Abu Dhabi and Dubai going to the Dubai Mall, the Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, Ferrari World at Yas Island, and the Burj Khalifa.

Today's blog is about Ferrari World---what an interesting place. Ferrari World is home to the WORLD'S fastest roller coaste
r and the world's largest indoor theme park.

Home of the world's fastest roller coaster----Formula Rossa.

Acceleration: 0-240km/h in 4.9sec, 0 -100km/h in 2sec
  • Maximum acceleration G-Force: 1.7Gs
  • Lowest elevation: 1.5m
  • Sharpest turn 70ยบ
  • 2.07 km track
  • Roller coaster cars are designed to resemble the Ferrari Formula One car, down to the exact “Rosso Scuderia”
Bobby riding the Formula Rossa!

Wild ride on Formula Rossa. Click on the title and watch this video of two Formula One drivers riding the world's fastest roller coaster.

Ferrari's Alonso and Massa ride world's fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World

The Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers visited Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the theme park centred on the Maranello marque. It is located on Yas Island, the venue which hosts the nineteenth and final round of the Formula 1 World Championship. Felipe and Fernando arrived in the Emirates on Tuesday night to bring the curtain down on this closely contested season and today they were taken to the Scuderia Challenge, an attraction in the park which allows people to tackle a simulated lap of the Yas Marina Circuit at the wheel of a 430 Scuderia Challenge car. Four journalists were in attendance, Ottavio Daviddi of Tutto Sport, Stefano Mancini of La Stampa, Laurent Dupin of TF1 and Julien Febreau of Europe 1. These men were the top qualifiers of a competition held yesterday for the international media.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s iconic sleek red roof, inspired by the classic double curve side profile of the Ferrari GT body, spans 200,000 SQM, carrying the largest Ferrari logo ever created.The enclosed indoor area accessible to the public is 86,000 SQM – large enough to fit seven football fields “ .

Watch this video on Ferrari World. It's a little long but interesting. Click on the title.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ( Yas Island )

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, you only need to say the name and the possibilities start racing through your head. This is a world first from a brand that thrives on being first.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to be the worlds largest indoor theme park, sitting under a roof designed in the style of a classic double-curve body shell of a Ferrari GT car. There is energy, excitement and passion for the entire family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. With over 20 rides and attractions, including the worlds fastest rollercoaster, Ferrari World is more than a theme park it is where Ferraris legendary story is unveiled.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will captivate the whole family with its array of engaging activities. Couple this with its extremely innovative architecture, a dash of Italian spirit, and you will surely live an experience like nothing else you have before.

Bobby pulling out on the Formula Rossa!

Bobby and I got a kick out of this! Not sure what is happening here! ? The Emirati women put on these red robes over their abayas. Maybe to keep the Abaya from blowing around?

This one was even more interesting. She put some kind of hood over her shayla.

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