Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park slated to open on Yas Island in 2018

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Enhancing its entertainment options, Abu Dhabi will soon be welcoming the brand new Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park, with the world’s first Warner Bros. branded hotel to soon follow.

A joint venture between Miral and Warner Bros, the development will stand on Yas Island. The first phase of the project is under construction with rides in production.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is expected to boost Yas Island’s annual visitor tally from 25 million in 2015, to 30 million in 2018, cementing the destination’s leading position as hub for leisure and entertainment experiences.

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Chairman, Miral, HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak enthused on the news: “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 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.

“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,” Al Mubarak added.

Meanwhile, also enthusing on the news was chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Kevin Tsujihara: “Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years with the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. 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 new entertainment attraction is expected to create over 1,000 job opportunities within the emirate.