ATM 2016: Warner Bros to open Abu Dhabi Theme Park in 2018

ATM 2016: Warner Bros to open Abu Dhabi Theme Park in 2018

Miral and Warner Bros have revealed the Warner Bros. themed destination is set to open in Abu Dhabi.

Situated on Yas Island, the development will include the only Warner Bros. branded hotel alongside the immersive theme park.

The first phase of the project, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, is set to open in 2018.

Construction is underway and rides are in production.

Guests of all ages will be able to step inside Gotham City and Metropolis, and experience the cartoon worlds of Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and more, all under one roof.

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His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman, Miral, said: “It is incredibly exciting to announce that we are bringing the iconic Warner Bros. brand to Yas Island.

“Miral’s investment in the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park is estimated at US$1 billion and is a milestone in the emirate’s journey to put Abu Dhabi on the global map and become one of the world’s leading tourist destinations.

“By meeting the global, regional and local demand for a world-class entertainment destination, supported by an equally world-class travel and tourism infrastructure, we are fulfilling our ambition to drive visitor numbers and enrich the UAE’s appeal as a truly international destination that appeals to both residents and travelling guests.

“Miral is central to this development with a number of significant and exciting projects in the pipeline,” continued Al Mubarak .

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will bring together stories and characters from the Studio’s unparalleled portfolio of DC Comics Super Heroes universe including Batman, Superman and Wonder   Woman as well as Warner Bros. cartoons such as Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry.

Kevin Tsujihara, chairman, Warner Bros. Entertainment commented: “Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years with the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. 

“Working with our partners at Miral, we’ll bring this expertise to Yas Island , one of the world’s leading entertainment destinations, to create a fully-interactive, innovative and unique experience that will allow fans of all ages to experience the most exciting aspects of Warner Bros. in a completely immersive environment.”