Developer Miral praised by Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara
Warner Bros. has opened its first indoor theme park in Abu Dhabi on Yas Island. The $1bn Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi was developed by Miral and will officially open to the public on July 25.
The inauguration ceremony took place at Warner Bros. Plaza, with the park being opened by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
“It is with great pride that we celebrate the opening of 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,” said Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Miral.
Once the project was inaugurated, the dignitaries toured the 150,000sqm theme park, which is said to feature entertainment options for families and visitors of different age groups. They were briefed about the development of the project and the standards of safety and security that were maintained to ensure visitors have a high-quality experience.
Al Mubarak added, “We’re delighted that our partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment has resulted in us delivering our promise of creating an attraction that will amaze and entertain both the young, and the young at heart.”
The park features themed areas such as DC’s Metropolis and Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch and Warner Bros. Plaza. According to a statement, the theme park is uniquely designed to immerse guests in the places they’ve seen in movies, comic books and on TV.
Kevin Tsujihara, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros added, “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.”