Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi gets ready for big opening on Wednesday

Built at a cost of $1 billion, it is the world’s biggest indoor theme park spanning 1.65 million square feet

Abu Dhabi: The world’s biggest indoor theme park — Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi — is set to open its doors to the public on Wednesday, with famous characters such as Batman, Bugs Bunny and the Flintstones among many others coming to life under one roof.

Located on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, the $1-billion theme park is the first Warner Bros-branded indoor theme park in the world and spans 1.65 million square feet.

The park will feature 18 different rides, 17 restaurants and 15 unique retail shops. The theme park will also have daily live entertainment shows and several family-friendly interactive areas ensuring that visitors get an all-around experience once they visit.

“It is with great pride that we open 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 Mohammad Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Miral, the company behind the development of Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi.

“We’re delighted that our partnership with Warner Bros has resulted in us delivering our promise of creating an attraction that will amaze and entertain both the young and the young at heart,” he added.

Six zones

The theme park is split into six different areas with each having its own unique theme and story. They include Batman’s Gotham City and Metropolis from Superman, giving visitors the chance to experience what it really feels like to step into these fictional cities they have seen on their television screens and the comic books they have read.

The other four zones are Cartoon Junction (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tom and Jerry), Bedrock (The Flintstones), Dynamite Gulch (Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner) and the Warner Bros Plaza. Each zone will also contain its own set of rides, dining options and retail shops to visit.

Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Cost: $1 billion to build
Size: 1.65 million square feet
Opening hours: Warner Bros Plaza: 10am-9pm
Rides and attractions: 11am-8pm

Attractions: 18 rides, 17 restaurants, 15 retail shops, live entertainment shows and family-friendly interactive areas

Six zones: Gotham City, Metropolis, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Glitch and the Warner Bros Plaza featuring Warner Bros most popular characters

Tickets: Can be purchased online from www.wbworld.com
Adults: Dh295
Juniors: Dh230, criterion is someone under 1.1 metres


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