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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi takes home MENALAC 2018 Best Theme Park Award

The region’s leading theme park demonstrated its excellence and passion with resounding success at the MENALAC Gala Event


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 April 2018: Last night, the Middle East & North Africa Leisure and Attraction Council (MENALAC) awarded Ferrari World Abu Dhabi accolades for & 'The Best Theme Park' in their first industry gala event. The ceremony, held at the Ritz Carlton in DIFC, brought together leading decision makers and operators from the MENA region to celebrate the region's success in the leisure and entertainment industry.


The MENALAC industry awards aim to reward quality entertainment operations, safety practices and exceptional industry personnel in the MENA region. The 'Best Theme Park' award recognized Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's efforts to innovate its park offerings and provide guests with a unique experience, whilst maintaining its true brand identity as the first Ferrari-inspired theme park in the world.


Jesse Vargas, General Manager, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, present to receive the award on behalf of the team stated: "We are very proud to receive the award for Best Theme Park this evening and would like to thank MENALAC and the Jury of theme park experts and fans for this recognition. At Ferrari World Abu Dhabi we continuously innovate our growing list of fun-fuelling entertainment and attractions, while remaining true to the Ferrari heritage.


We aim to offer our guests a truly memorable experience each time they visit. This award is a true testament to our team's ongoing commitment to provide our guests with an exceptional and incomparable park experience, as well as celebrating our colleagues who are passionately committed every day to bring the park to life", he added.


Award-winning Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is home to 37 unique entertainment attractions and record-breaking rides including Formula Rossa, the fastest rollercoaster in the world; Flying Aces, the world's most dynamic rollercoaster featuring one of the world's tallest loops at 52 meters (170ft); and Turbo Track, its most recent addition and the world's most heart-pounding rollercoaster ride.


The MENALAC "Best Theme Park" recognition adds to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's growing list of accolades, most notably being named 'Middle East's Leading Theme Park' in 2017 and the "Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction" in 2016, by the World Travel Awards in addition to receiving the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 among others.


Located at the heart of Yas Island, the region's leading leisure and entertainment destination, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has become a national icon of exhilaration and excitement. Adding to its surrounding attractions such as a world famous race circuit, a world-class golf course, and a number of upcoming international developments in both the entertainment and business sector, the park remains among the most popular offerings of one of the most complete and innovative destinations in the region.


About Ferrari World Abu Dhabi:


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park, opened its doors to fans in 2010.

The Park celebrates the spirit of the legendary marque, and is home to numerous thrill rides, family-friendly attractions, state-of-the-art simulators, spectacular live shows, as well as popular seasonal events and festivities that bring together extraordinary performances from around the globe.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa as well as Flying Aces. It also offers guests a range of thrilling family experiences that include Benno’s Great Race, Karting Academy, Junior Training Camp, Driving Experience, Fiorano GT Challenge, and many more.