ABU DHABI, UAE, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
A one billion dollar Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park project to open in 2018, World's first Warner Bros. branded hotel to follow
Miral and Warner Bros. officially announced that a Warner Bros. themed destination is set to open in Abu Dhabi.
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Situated on Yas Island, one of the world's leading business, leisure and entertainment destinations, the development will include the only Warner Bros. branded hotel alongside the immersive theme park.
The first phase of the project, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, is set to open in 2018. Construction is underway and rides are in production.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will bring together stories and characters from the Studio's unparalleled portfolio of DC Comics Super Heroes universe including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman as well as Warner Bros. cartoons such as Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry. Guests of all ages will be able to step inside Gotham City and Metropolis, and experience the cartoon worlds of Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and more, all under one roof.
Located alongside the world's first Ferrari branded theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and the iconic Emirati themed mega water park, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will help Yas Island take its annual visitor tally from 25 million in 2015, to 30 million in 2018, reinforcing Yas Island's leading position as home to ultimate leisure and entertainment experiences.
His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Miral, said: "It is incredibly exciting to announce that we are bringing the iconic Warner Bros. brand to Yas Island. Miral's investment in the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park is estimated at 1 billion dollars and is 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.
"By meeting the global, regional and local demand for a world-class entertainment destination, supported by an equally world-class travel and tourism infrastructure, we are fulfilling our ambition to drive visitor numbers and enrich the UAE's appeal as a truly international destination that appeals to both residents and travelling guests. Miral is central to this development with a number of significant and exciting projects in the pipeline," continued Al Mubarak.
Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment commented, "Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years with the world's most-loved characters and franchises. Working with our partners at Miral, we'll bring this expertise to Yas Island, one of the world's leading entertainment destinations, to create 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."
Mohamed Abdullah Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral, said: "Yas Island will continue looking to expand on its offerings for its visitors through strategic partnerships with world leading organizations.
The Warner Bros. themed destination will be a major step in maintaining Yas Island's momentum and is expected to create more than 1000 jobs for the Emirate. We at Miral are very excited to see Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi take shape over the coming months."
Miral is developing Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Miral is Abu Dhabi's creator of destinations, uniting people and places through unique, immersive and exciting experiences. Responsible for the development and management of Yas Island, Miral's assets encompass entertainment, hospitality, leisure, sport, dining, retail and real estate destinations. Today, Yas Island is home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Yas Links Golf Course, Yas Mall, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Marina and seven hotels, including the flagship Yas Viceroy. For more information, visit http://www.miral.ae.
About Yas Island
Yas Island, the region's ultimate leisure destination is a playground for fun, adventure, entertainment and thrill-seeking action!
Experience world class attractions and events on Yas Island - including Ferrari World theme park, year-round performances by award-winning international artists and the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Along with seven hotels, a mall, waterpark, concert arena, marina, beach, links golf course and more than 100 café and restaurant options, Yas Island offers shopping, dining, entertainment and more. For business events including meetings, incentives conferences and exhibitions, Yas Island offers a wide range of venue options and in-house event management services.
Just a few minutes away from Abu Dhabi Airport, 25 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai-it's the perfect choice for an escape with family or friends.
For more information, visit: yasisland.ae.
About Warner Bros. Entertainment
Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms. A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.
SOURCE Miral Asset Management