After almost 20 years running theme parks and attractions in Australia, Bianca Sammut relocated to the United Arab Emirates in 2014 to manage one of the world’s most ambitious waterparks, Yas Waterworld, and later Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
Last year, Sammut was given responsibility for the wider cluster of theme parks at Yas Island that also includes Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. All three, owned by Miral and operated by Farah Experiences, are world-class attractions that have put Abu Dhabi on the international theme park map. Miral recently revealed that construction of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, home to the world’s largest aquarium, is 64 percent finished and on track to complete in 2022.
Sammut now serves as general manager of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and head of Yas Island theme parks and attractions. An IAAPA Certified Attractions Executive (ICAE), she began her career in theme park management at Australia’s Wonderland. She then moved to the Sydney Tower Observatory before spending 10 years with Village Roadshow Theme Parks at Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World Australia and Raging Waters Sydney, formerly Wet’n’Wild Sydney.