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Published on : Thursday, April 21, 2016
A new Warner Bros. themed fun and adventure park is set to open in Abu Dhabi by 2018 on Yas Island near the capital, United Arab Emirates (UAE) asset management company Miral and Warner Bros. said in Abu Dhabi Tuesday.
The first phase of the project, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, is set to open in 2018. Construction is underway.
Mohamed Khalifa Al-Mubarak, Chairman of Miral, said. “World Abu Dhabi theme park is estimated at one billion dollars 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.”
Situated on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, home to the UAE’s only Formula one circuit, the development will include the only Warner Bros.
branded hotel alongside the immersive theme park. 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 Women as well as Warner Bros.
Guests of all ages will be able to step inside Gotham City (the home city of Batman) and Metropolis, and experience the cartoon worlds of Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and more, under one roof.
Located alongside the world’s first Ferrari branded theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and the Emirati themed water park, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will help Yas Island take its annual visitor tally from 25 million in 2015, to 30 million in 2018, reinforcing Yas Island’s leading position as home to ultimate leisure and entertainment experiences, said the firm in an e-mailed statement.
Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment, pointed out that Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years with the world’s most-loved characters and franchises.
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