Six Construct wins Ferrari World Abu Dhabi expansion

31 July 2014

Attraction already the world’s largest indoor theme park

The local Theme Parks has awarded the local/Belgian Six Construct Abu Dhabi an estimated AED250m ($68m) contract for construction work for the expansion of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

The works involve adding small buildings and constructing internal structures for new rides and attractions at the indoor theme park.

The expansion plans involve building seven new rides that will increase the capacity of the park by 40 per cent, together with new entertainment areas and expanded retail and food and beverage areas. The rides will be supplied and installed by specialist contractors. A soft opening is planned for the end of December 2015.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is already the world’s largest indoor theme park and home to Formula Rossa, which is the world’s fastest rollercoaster, with a top speed of 240 kilometres an hour.

It opened in November 2010 and became the UAE’s first major branded theme park. The construction was completed by a joint venture of Six Construct parent Besix and the local Aldar Properties. The project was developed by Aldar for the Abu Dhabi government. The theme park is managed and operated by the local Farah Leisure Parks Management.

The expansion is part of the ongoing development on Yas Island, and Abu Dhabi is aiming to develop its position as a regional tourism destination further. Yas Mall is scheduled to open in November 2014, in time for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which is held on the Yas Marina Circuit.

It will be the emirate’s largest mall and will have 400 retail units and a 20-screen state-of-the-art cinema. The main contractor working on the mall is Six Construct.

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