Project Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Ferrari World

Luxury and adrenaline in red and black

Yas Island has made a name for itself by hosting the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and Ferrari World – an amusement park exclusively dedicated to the prancing horse brand. BESIX has signed off on the World’s latest extension, without interfering with everyday life at this incredible hub of Middle East tourism.

Landmark attraction

The 2,500-hectare artificial island built by Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates has something for everyone: the Yas Marina Formula One circuit, a water park, a golf course, polo club, equestrian facilities and top-class hotels. But there’s no competition for pole position: Ferrari World is a 150,000 m² building in Ferrari colours with a futuristic design. Besides creations by the famous Italian car manufacturer, fans find a driving experience and karting academy, a 300,000 m² shopping centre and a marina with 600 moorings.


Six Construct and its partner Aldar had already built the access infrastructure for Ferrari World – a five-lane motorway, giant car park and marina. A few years later, Six Construct returned to the island to build the extension designed to attract 40% more visitors. The company has built fresh attractions: new, high-speed roller coasters, interactive simulator rides with many special effects, and other breathtaking rides. Then there’s Main Street, a charming Italian-style thoroughfare at the heart of the World.

Professionals in the pits

Visitors to Ferrari World want adrenaline and pleasure. The Six Construct teams wanted flawless organisation so they could complete their work within limited schedules – without inconveniencing visitors to the World, which remained open throughout the works. This meant close cooperation with the client, suppliers, shareholders and Ferrari World staff. And of course a clever, innovative design: as befits a Ferrari creation.

Project details

Project name

Ferrari World

Area(s) of expertise

Theme Parks

Contract type



Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Six Construct


M/s Aldar Properties PJSC

Building Period

2011 - 2013

Total value

€ 421 million



Area of covered air conditioned hall

100000 m² of covered air conditioned hall

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