From the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to insanely trippy roller coasters at Motiongate Dubai that will just leave you speechless, it’s fair to say that the UAE has some pretty epic roller coasters! But which one gets the gold? After trying them all (multiple times), here is our list of the best roller coasters in Dubai & Abu Dhabi – ranked!
5. Formula Rossa at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
It’s the fastest roller coaster in the world, of course it deserves a spot in our list! Not for the faint-hearted, this roller coaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will send you flying from 0 to 240 kmph in just 4.9 seconds (even faster than an F1 car)! But as thrilling as the start of the ride is, we wish there were more vertical drops and loops.
4. Capitol Bullet Train at Motiongate Dubai
The Hunger Games phase of Motiongate Dubai only opened a few months ago, but the Capitol Bullet Train is already making waves as one of the best roller coasters in Dubai! With insane loops and drops, buckle up as you speed from District 12 to the Capitol!
3. Flying Aces at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The heart-shaped loop says it all – you can’t not love the Flying Aces roller coaster, which also has the highest roller coaster loop in the world!! This insane ride at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will have your heart racing as you speed through the loops at speeds of up to 120 kmph! Make sure to sit on the edge, it’s the scariest part!
2. Mad Pursuit at Motiongate Dubai
The Mad Pursuit roller coaster in Dubai looks like it’s been designed just for kids, so you can imagine the amount of screaming that went down when we were suddenly projected in to darkness, surrounded by trippy neon lights and visuals. Everything about this ride is insane. We literally had to go another round just to make sure we weren’t hallucinating. Best ride at Motiongate Dubai, for sure!
1. Velociraptor at IMG Worlds of Adventure
This roller coaster is a definite winner! The Velociraptor is such a fun roller coaster, it makes you scream right from the start all the way to the finish line! The best part is when the ride transitions from indoors to outdoors – it literally feels like you’ve broken through the walls of IMG Worlds and you’re now projectile flying towards Emirates Road.
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