Miral and Warner Bros. have jointly announced that a brand new Warner Bros. themed destination is under construction in Abu Dhabi.
Rides are already in production for the new attraction which will feature the world’s only Warner Bros. branded hotel.
Scheduled to open in 2018, the development is located on Yas Island, one of the world’s fastest-growing business, leisure and entertainment destinations and home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld.
His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Miral, described the new project as “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.”
Predictions suggest that Warner Bros. World will boost the island’s annual visitor numbers from 25 million in 2015, to 30 million in 2018. The development is also expected to create 1, 000 jobs in the region.
Popular featured characters will include DC Comics Super Heroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman plus Warner Bros. cartoon stars including Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry.
Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment said the park would offer “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.”
“Miral is central to this development with a number of significant and exciting projects in the pipeline, ” added Al Mubarak.