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Ferrari World

Ferrari World is the largest indoor amusement park in the world.

Ferrari World is part museum, part theme park, part ode to Italy, but with added shawarma.

Based on Yas Island, just minutes away from Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World boasts the fastest roller coaster in the world.
Called Formula Rossa, those of a nervous disposition will not want to watch it shoot past as you queue up. In only 5 seconds it hits 240km per hour, and wearing safety goggles is mandatory. If only they had something to keep my stomach in place, because it certainly takes a little while to recover from, for even the most hard-core rollercoaster riders out there.

One of the simulators in the park.

Speed of Magic ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rest of the park (all covered to protect visitors from the sun) has a varied selection of attractions, from rides appealing to the brave and to those who like it more sedate.
There is a cinema showing old Ferraris and what it is like to drive one, as well as some great racing simulators.

One of the Scuderia Challenge simulators.

The Fiorano GT Challenge ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Ferrari lovers, you can buy anything Ferrari related you can dream of (except for an actual Ferrari), and for those who have always wanted to visit Italy, or for those who miss it, Italian food and a miniature Italy await.

The centre of the park with view on Bell’Italia.

The park’s main entrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A top tip for visitors would be try and go outside of peak times. The park can get pretty busy during the holidays.
There are fast track tickets available on days when you can’t escape the crowds, and handily the screens as you queue up show you how long you have to wait for rides, with and without the fast track option.

For the early birds, make sure you ride Formula Rossa before the crowds descend. It may leave you a little dazed for the rest of your day but it might be wise to do it on an empty stomach.

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Camel Cookies – A Treat To Fill Your Empty Quarter

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Variety box of Camel Cookies.

Location in Abu Dhabi: just off 12th Street, next to the Presidential Guard building. (map on the official website)

In life there are some monumental moments. The moment you meet the love of your life.  Seeing your sports team win that big trophy. Watching the last episode of Breaking Bad. Well now you can add another to your list. Eating some of the best cookies ever.

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Bag with Camel Cookies logo.

Camel Cookies is a little store that deliver (metaphorically and physically) one of  the greatest cookies you will ever eat.

As their website (Camel Cookies) states, they have mixed Emirati heritage with a Western staple and produced something brand new.

Camel milk, saffron, cardamom and Arabic coffee fused with traditional cookie fillings mean these are something new and no one can blame you if you have to taste all the flavours, in fact it would be weird if you didn’t.

I bought a variety box which had a pair of each of the six varieties and managed to eat two before my office had the rest between them. Let’s just say when I came home saying how wonderful these cookies I’d eaten that day were, Lau was not too happy. In fact you might say she had the hump…

Camel Cookies are also on instagram if you want to see what you are missing!

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