Miral, the asset management company responsible for the development and management of Yas Island, and Warner Bros. have officially announced that a Warner Bros. themed destination is set to open in Abu Dhabi.
Situated on Yas Island, the development will include an immersive Warner Bros. theme park and the world’s first Warner Bros. branded hotel.
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.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will bring together stories and characters from the studio’s unparalleled portfolio of DC Comics super heroes, including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as Warner Bros. cartoons such as Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry.
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.
Located alongside the world’s largest indoor theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and the iconic Emirati-themed water park, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi aims to help Yas Island take its annual visitor tally from 25 million in 2015, to 30 million in 2018.
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.”
Miral is developing Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products.