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New Warner Bros theme park to open in Abu Dhabi in 2018
UAE firm Miral and global entertainment giant Warner Bros have announced that the first phase of Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi will open in 2018.
Situated on Yas Island, the US$1 billion development will bring together stories and characters from the studio's portfolio of DC Comics Super Heroes universe including Batman, Superman and Wonder Women as well as cartoons such as Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry. It will also include the only Warner Bros branded hotel alongside a theme park.
The indoor theme park will feature themed Gotham City and Metropolis zones, alongside the cartoon worlds of Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and more.
Located alongside the world’s first Ferrari branded theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and the Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will aim to take Yas Island’s annual visitor tally from 25 million in 2015, to 30 million in 2018.
Announcing the planned opening, Miral Chairman Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak stated “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 $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"
Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and Chief Executive of Warner Bros Entertainment added “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.”
The Warner Bros themed destination is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs for the Emirate.
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