Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

The Ferrari World theme park on Yas Island will open by end of 2010...

The Ferrari World theme park on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island is on schedule to open in the third quarter of this year, a senior official from giant developer Aldar has revealed.

"I don't have a firm date yet, because there is still a lot of testing to be done, for the rollercoaster for example," Aldar marketing director Ousama Ghannoum told Arabian Business during the Cityscape Abu Dhabi event.

"But it should open at the beginning of the second half, maybe in the third quarter."

Ferrari World is set to be the world's largest indoor theme park at launch, covering a 200,000 square metre area.

Aldar says the park will feature around twenty major attractions, including what is being marketed as the world's fastest rollercoaster.

The GT rollercoaster sends two competing replica F430 Spider ‘cars' along twisting parallel tracks in a ‘race' to the finish line.

Ghannoum confirmed that Aldar would be delivering "most" of the villas at the developer's Al Gurm Resort in July or August this year.

"Work is also continuing at full speed at the Al Falah project for nationals, where the government is the client," the executive said.

"The first village in Al Falah, which constitutes a thousand villas, will be delivered in the second half of next year."

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