Warner Bros. World, the world’s 1st Warner Bros.branded indoor theme park on Yas Island. Image Credit: Twitter

Abu Dhabi: Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi was inaugurated in Abu Dhabi  on Monday by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Occupying a space of more than 1.65 million square feet, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi is one of the largest indoor amusement park in the world, developed by Miral Asset Management in partnership with Warner Bros Entertainment at a cost of $1 billion. It will open its doors to the public on July 25. The park contains 29 rides and different family attractions, such as live performances.

Present during the inauguration were Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, and Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed inspected park’s numerous features, and were briefed on its six areas that feature different themes, as well as different phases of the project’s planning and construction. The park’s various areas include: Warner Bros Plaza, Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock and Dynamic Gulch.

On Twitter, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid described Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi as “a new landmark in our capital, a new destination for our families and an important stop in consolidating the tourism sector of our national economy”.

Meanwhile, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed tweeted: “Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and I were delighted to inaugurate Warner Bros. World, the world’s first Warner Bros branded indoor theme park on Yas Island. We are developing the tourism sector to position the UAE among top global destinations for family entertainment and leisure.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mohammad Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral, said that he was very happy with the inauguration of theme park in Yas Island, and described it as a new chapter in Abu Dhabi’s journey and the emirate’s status a leading family destination around the world.

“I am very confident that the park will contribute to further enriching the tourism portfolio of Yas Island,” said Al Mubarak.

Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros, said: “As a brand, Warner Bros has a rich legacy in the production and distribution of high quality entertainment products, and Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi is an extension of said legacy, providing visitors with a unique and exciting leisure experience.”