Flying Aces at sunset during our last Thursday’s visit.
Good news, everyone! You may now enter Ferrari World for free.
I know a number of people who are interested to visit Ferrari World (and had actually visited) just to look around, take photos, eat gelato and the yummy Italian dishes in their restaurants, watch the adventure seekers, both the brave and coward mingle as they get a taste of the fastest roller coaster in the world (i.e. Formula Rossa) and the super brand new tallest loop (aka Flying Aces), but NEVER to ride in any of those. Although I tried the Formula Rossa once which earned me bragging rights (hahaha), embarrassing photo while on the ride and weeklong painful neck, I belong to the category of ‘just wanna look around’.
But what if you changed your mind after eating that gelato which has the ability to make you courageous (I am making that up!)? Then, you would have the option to take either the Ride All You Can ticket (at AED175 or USD48) or Family Rides only ticket, excluding the extremes at AED125 or USD34. There is no option to pay per ride/ attraction. The tickets are reasonable though if you will try most, if not all, of the attractions.
Here are few caveats though:
- The free entry promo is available only from Thursdays to Saturdays (from 6:00 PM) during this Ramadan.
- You will not be able to use any voucher together with this promo. (Note: If you have an Entertainer voucher, it would be cheaper to use it because when you pay for 1 person, the other person gets to enter for free. Regular price is AED260 per person. To compare, if 2 persons will take the Ride All You Can at AED175 each, that will be a total of AED350. I suggest that you take advantage of the Ride All You Can promo if (a) not too many in your group is interested on the rides and other attractions; and (b) if you do not have an Entertainer voucher or other vouchers. But if all of you are indeed taking the rides, it would be better to use a voucher. However, during Ramadan you would be able to use it from opening hours to 6:00 PM only except from Sundays to Wednesdays when the free entry promo is not available.
- There might be some rides which are not available that day so you might not be getting the value for money. This is not highly probable, just a precaution. I suggest to check with them first by calling their landline or checking their website for unavailable attractions (maybe due to a scheduled maintenance).
- If you are visiting because of the restaurants, take note that they open from past 7:00 PM in time for iftar (remember the fasting during Ramadan). For more dining (and cheaper) options, you may check Yas Mall which is connected to Ferrari World. The passage/ link is so accessible. On our last visit, we preferred to devour Shake Shack in the mall instead.
- If you are visiting to hear more people screaming or do prefer a more lively crowd, it is better to visit on a Friday or Saturday. In our case, we visited last Thursday because we wanted to avoid the crowd.
With some blessings thrown upon me (a funny story), I was given a ‘free ride pass’ during my last visit. Yay!
The first time I wrote about visiting Ferrari World was in 2012. I can say that each time I visit (i.e. every year) there is always something new in this indoor park. The newest attraction, of course, is the Flying Aces which opened this year and the more ‘being in Italy’ interior. Another extreme ride is in the oven.