Lonely Planet Writer

Want to travel from Metropolis to Gotham City? You can in Warner Bros new theme park in the UAE

Abu Dhabi is set to get a Warner Bros. themed destination on Yas Island – bringing together the worlds of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Looney Tunes.

A rendering of the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park entrance.
A rendering of the Abu Dhabi theme park entrance. Image by Warner Bros. World

Construction is already underway on the project, worth about $1 billion, and rides are in production according to a news release. The development in the UAE will include the only Warner Bros. branded hotel alongside an immersive theme park. The first phase of the park is scheduled to open in 2018.

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 Women as well as Warner Bros. cartoons such as Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry”.

Construction of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will be completed in 2018.
Construction of the park Abu Dhabi will be completed in 2018. Image by Warner Bros. World

The park will also allow guests to go from Gotham City to Metropolis or visit the worlds of Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and more under one roof. The location will be located next to the world’s first Ferrari branded theme park and the iconic Emirati-themed mega water park, Yas Waterworld.