Abu Dhabi has opened its new $1bn Warner Bros theme park to the public on Yas Island, the latest in a string of attractions on the island, including Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and CLYMB.
A fifth theme park, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, is scheduled to open in 2022.
The 1.65 million sq. ft park is the result of a partnership between Warner Bros and Miral Asset Management. Miral chairman Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak said that the theme park will contribute to the growth of tourism in Abu Dhabi.
“China, India and Russia have been our biggest markets and there is strong growth by all these countries,” he said. “We expect stronger growth to come from UK, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Additions like Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi will just compound that growth.”
In this edition of Inside AB, Jeremy Lawrence and Bernd Debusmann ask what this means for the future of Yas Island and the growth of tourism in Abu Dhabi itself.
(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)