Warner Bros to open new theme park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi
A new Warner Bros. theme park will open in Abu Dhabi in 2018, according to a recent announcement by Miral and Warner Bros. The park will be located on Yas Island and will include the world's only Warner Bros. branded hotel as well as huge theme park inspired by characters from DC Comic Super Heroes including Batman, Superman, and cartoon favourites such as Tom and Jerry and Scooby Doo.
A brand new theme park is set to open in Abu Dhabi, after Miral Assessment Management and Warner Bros announced they have achieved an agreement on a new partnership.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will be located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, and it is scheduled to open in 2018.
The development will feature the only Warner Bros.-branded hotel, and a huge theme park that will be inspired by DC Comics Super Heroes and famous Warner Bros cartoons including Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry.
“Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years with the world’s most-loved characters and franchises.”
Stated Kevin Tsujihara, the Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment. Mr Tusjihara also explained:
“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.”
Situated close to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi on Yas Island, the new theme park will bring famous characters and stories to life through its rides and attractions, including Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo.
The new Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is expected to increase Yas Island’s annual visitor numbers from 25 million in 2015, to 30 million in 2018.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, the Chairman of Miral, added:
“Miral’s investment in the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park is estimated at 1 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.”
Located 30 minutes from mainland Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is a manmade island that has become one of the world’s leading entertainment destinations.
The island boasts the Yas Marina Circuit; the five-star Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, that straddles the racing track; Ferrari World Abu Dhabi; Yas Marina; Yas Waterworld with 43 rides, slides and water attractions; the award-winning Yas Links Abu Dhabi golf course; and the Yas Mall with international brands.
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