Yabba Dabba Doo: Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi launches in July

Posted by - July 12, 2018

Warner Bros Dubai Plaza In just under two weeks, on 25 July, the anticipated indoor theme park Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, will fling open its doors to the general public for the first time, inviting guests to meet and mingle with some of the iconic film studio and entertainment giant’s most beloved characters, across six especially themed zones.
Found on the region’s well known man-made Yas Island, the six zones of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will include Cartoon Junction Warner Bros and Bedrock, home of the Flintstones – not to mention the two Metropolis and Gotham City “lands” dedicated to DC superheroes Superman and Batman respectively.
Spread over an impressive 153290 sqm, the park will feature 29 “state-of-the-art rides”, such as The Flintstones Bedrock River Adventure, Marvin the Martian Crater Crashers and Batman: Knight Flight – the zones are described by the park’s developers, Miral, as “fully immersive” and promise a unique interactive environment for guests.

Related Posts Commenting on the parks fast approaching launch His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Miral, said: “The launch of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is yet another milestone in the Emirate’s journey to further enrich its tourism offering, and help establish it as one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. The park is another great addition to Yas Island’s immersive experiences and award-winning attractions.”
It gives us great pride to have partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to launch the world’s largest Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park right here in Abu Dhabi. As part of our fulfilment to Abu Dhabi’s ambition to drive increased visitors and enhance the UAE’s appeal as an international destination, we are thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the outcome of this partnership and the massive, fun and engaging park offerings in a few months,” Al Mubarak continued.
Enthusing over the prospect of the rides Mark Gsellman, park general manager, said: “We’re incredibly delighted to bring iconic animated characters to life through none other than the park’s very own Bedrock and Dynamite Gulch. The characters in these lands have fascinated fans of every age for decades, and it will be a dream come true for many of our guests to walk the streets they know and love.
From Bedrock’s picturesque rocky landscape, featuring towering plants, a landmark river and a waterfall, to Dynamite Gulch’s lifelike rustic desert— this section of the park is guaranteed to be a charming, heart-warming and fun-filled retreat for the whole family.”

Rotana brings culture and luxury to Saadiyat

Posted by - March 30, 2018

The Rotana brand was launched with the opening of their first property, the Rotana Beach Abu Dhabi in 1993. This beach property has served as both a brand and a home market icon. 25 years later Rotana returns to its home market with a follow-up Abu Dhabi beach property. Fans of the Rotana brand will no doubt be delighted to see the a new five star product in the city after focusing most of their new development over the past 24 months across the middle east and Africa.

The Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a five star resort located in the center of Saadiyat Island. If your aren’t familiar with the island, it’s a new development and targeted to be the Abu Dhabi’s cultural centre. It will include three museums: Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
Given the island’s cultural focus Rotana, a local company, itself steeped in the local history is uniquely suited to deliver the island’s premier property. The new luxury beachfront resort is designed in line with the local Arabic and Emirati focus down to the smallest detail.
“[The hotel is ]… set to become the go-to destination in the capital for a luxurious resort experience.”
Emirati-inspired artwork is featured throughout the property, including a core collaboration with Ashwaq Abdulla. The Emirati artist has created pieces based on local nature which feature as a highlight in each of the resort’s rooms, suites and villas.
“We are very excited to be launching the first phase of Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas which is set to become the go-to destination in the Capital for a luxurious resort experience,” said GM Marc de Beer.
The property includes a broad selection of fine and casual dining, fitness facilities, a luxury spa and family focused activities and facilities.
MICE facilities are impressive and must be on the Hot and New list for any MICE organizer looking at Abu Dhabi luxury venues.
The property includes a 450-seat ballroom and spectacular 510 sqm outdoor event venue that will contend to be the top wedding and casual corporate function venue in Abu Dhabi.
The property joins two other five star resorts on Saadiyat Island: the Park Hyatt and the St. Regis.