Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi has officially opened its doors for business, representing the world’s very first Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park.
The theme park was developed by Miral in partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment, following an investment of $1 billion.
Attending the momentous inauguration ceremony was Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who was joined by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The ceremony featured the first screening of the Warner Bros. ‘Cinema Spectacular’ as well as a series of festive celebrations incorporating the park’s beloved characters.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi on Yas Island officially opens to the public today (July 25) and is expected to bolster the island’s position as a leading leisure and entertainment destination in Abu Dhabi.
Chairman, Miral, HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak commented on the occasion: “It is with great pride that we open Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi on Yas Island today. This is a milestone moment for us as we continue to cement Abu Dhabi’s positioning as one of the world’s leading family and tourism destinations. I am confident that the addition of this theme park to our already rich portfolio will further enhance Yas Island’s offering.
“We’re delighted that our partnership with Warner Bros. has resulted in us delivering our promise of creating an attraction that will amaze and entertain both the young, and the young at heart,” he added.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is home to six lands, including DC’s Metropolis and Gotham City, as well as Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch and Warner Bros. Plaza.
Visitors can look forward to 29 rides, interactive attractions and live entertainment shows, as well as authentically themed dining experiences and custom designed shops featuring bespoke Warner Bros. merchandise.
Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros., Kevin Tsujihara said: “Warner Bros. has an almost-100-year legacy of producing and distributing high-quality entertainment to global audiences, and this world-class attraction continues that tradition in grand style. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi literally brings our characters to life and provides fans a truly unique immersive entertainment experience. We couldn’t have better partners than our colleagues at Miral, and we look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship.”