Pictures: UAE royals open world’s first Warner Bros theme park in Abu Dhabi

The $1bn theme park officially opens to the public on July 25



The world’s first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park was opened in Abu Dhabi on Monday by the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The royals toured the new 1.65 million square feet theme park in Yas Island ahead of its official opening to the public on July 25.

They were briefed about the various development phases of the project, which is being developed by Abu Dhabi’s Miral.

The park, built at a cost of around $1bn, includes six zones including DC’s Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch and Warner Bros. Plaza.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will feature a total of 29 rides, attractions and live entertainment options.

Visitors will also have the chance to meet DC superheroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman and animation characters such as Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones.

Dining options will feature Middle Eastern, Asian and Western cuisines.

“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,” said Kevin Tsujihara, chairman and CEO, Warner Bros.

“Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi literally brings our characters to life and provides fans a truly unique immersive entertainment experience.”

Tickets are now available priced from Dhs295 ($80) for adults and Dhs230 ($63) for children.

An annual pass costs Dhs695 ($189).

“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,” said Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Miral.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is the latest addition to Miral’s entertainment portfolio at Yas Island. The island already includes Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, CLYMB, and opening in 2022, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi.

Yas Island also offers the Yas Marina Circuit, seven hotels, a live performance and concert arena, an 18-hole championship golf course, marina, beach, and Yas Mall.