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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The world’s fastest roller coaster — a white-knuckle thrill ride said to approach speeds of 150 mph — is slated to open later this year in Abu Dhabi. It’s fitting symbolism for a city that goes ga ga over anything that goes fast, whether it be camels or Formula 1 cars zooming around a track, or the season opener of the Red Bull Air Race season last weekend...
Much of the city’s recent hotel activity has centered on Yas Island, a 15-square-mile patch of land that’s poised to be an entertainment and sporting playground. Ferrari World, the planet’s largest indoor theme park, is set to open here later this year. At Ferrari World, thrill jockeys will be able to have a G-force experience, shooting 200 feet through the park’s roof. You can feel what it’s like behind the wheel of a Ferrari in a racing simulator, or take a flume ride through a giant 12-cylinder engine. (Did I mention that nearly 75 percent of the U.A.E.’s population is male?) This also will be the home of the world’s fastest roller coaster...
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