Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, set to open next year, is the world's first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind, owners claimed. It is being completed adjacent to the Yas Marina circuit, host of the inaugural 2009 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

"It will be an intense multi-sensory experience and a must-visit for enthusiasts, fans and families. The park pays tribute to the passion, excellence, performance, technical innovation that Ferrari has established over the years and represents today. Its iconic sleek red roof is directly inspired by the classic double curve side profile of the Ferrari GT body, spanning 200,000 m2 and carrying the largest Ferrari logo ever created," they said in a statement.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will host a number of attractions, including rides for children of all ages. Around 20 attractions will include the world's fastest rollercoaster, travelling at over 200km/h (120mph) and the G-force experience taking passengers on an adrenaline-pumping ride up over 62 m, through the roof and back down again.

The park is located on Yas Island -  set to become a global tourist destination with a wide range of accommodation and entertainment facilities - on the North East side of Abu Dhabi's mainland. Abu Dhabi, at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa,  was chosen as the ideal location to build the Ferrari theme park, motor sports being extremely popular in the United Arab Emirates.

The park is owned by Aldar Properties, an property development, management and investment company and will be managed and operated by Farah Leisure Parks Management, a joint venture between Aldar Properties and ProFun Management Group.