ABU DHABI TOURISM HOTTING UP WITH SEVERAL MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS

The eagerly anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi opened to visitors in 2017, the first branch of the Louvre to open outside France. Its permanent collection comprises more than 600 pieces of art, displayed across 23 state-of-the-art galleries.

Meanwhile, Miral – the developer behind Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, which opens on Yas Island in 2018 – has revealed that the US$1bn dollar theme park will be made up of six immersive worlds. The DC Comics universe will comprise two of the six worlds, with Metropolis and Gotham City, the homes of Superman and Batman respectively, designed to draw fans of the super hero franchises. The next worlds, Cartoon Junction and Dynamite Gulch, will bring together Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and other famous characters from Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera, while fans of the Flintstones can have a “yabba dabba doo” time in the prehistoric world of Bedrock. The final world will be Warner Bros Plaza, a recreation of Hollywood in its Golden Age, when many of these seminal characters were first brought to life.