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Hang out with Batman and Bugs Bunny in Abu Dhabi's new indoor theme park

If you fancy meeting some of your childhood heroes, you can head to a newly-opened indoor theme park in Abu Dhabi. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi has six immersive lands and brings together some of its most iconic characters and stories under one roof for the first time in the region.

The grand opening of Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi. Image: Warner Bros

The 1.65 million square foot theme park is located on Yas Island and has a total of 29 rides, interactive family-friendly attractions, live entertainment and themed dining and shopping outlets.

Childhood memories come to life in Cartoon Junction. Image: Warner Bros.

It was built at a cost of $1 bn (€857.38 bn), and has six immersive lands, including Warner Bros. Plaza, an art deco-inspired land that celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood and all things Warner Bros. This land is famed for its All-Star Spectacular, a show that brings the Warner Bros. film library to life.

Warner Bros. Plaza, an art deco-inspired land, celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood. Image: Warner Bros.

As guests step through to Metropolis, they will discover an urban landscape protected from evil by DC Super Heroes like Superman and other members of the Justice League, including Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg and Aquaman.

Metropolis is an urban landscape protected from evil by DC superheroes. Image: Warner Bros.

On the dark streets of Gotham City, visitors will have the chance to walk alongside notorious DC super-villains, including The Joker, Harley Quinn and The Riddler, who disappear into the shadows when Batman arrives to bring them to justice. In Cartoon Junction, childhood memories come to life under year-round sunny skies, alongside beloved characters like Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry and Scooby Doo.

Visitors can walk alongside notorious DC super-villains on the dark streets of Gotham City. Image: Warner Bros.

Fans of The Flintstones will love meeting everyone’s favourite modern stone-age family in pre-historic Bedrock, and can experience Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Marvin The Martian and The Jetsons in the animated storyland, Dynamite Gulch.

Fans of The Flintstones can meet the modern stone-age family in pre-historic Bedrock. Image: Warner Bros.

For further information on Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, please see here.