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The Making of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

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Set off on an adventure of a lifetime! Bask in a fantasy world of caped crusaders and cartoon characters at Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi

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of Mysteries with Scooby and the gang. Send the kids off to the vibrant Cartoon Junction Carousel, Daffy’s bouncy Jet-Propelled Pogo Stick, take an aerial round on Tweety’s Wild Wockets, join Ricochet Racin’ with the Tazmanian Devil or set off to another dimension at ACME’s AniMayhem. Kids can also challenge the ACME Factory’s net climb areas, suspended rope bridges, tubes and mazes! Don’t miss out on the yummy dining options and souvenir shops!

ff Farhana Chowdhury et in the picturesque backdrop of Yas Island, Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi opened its doors on July 25 to welcome residents and tourists into an exciting world of imagination. Spanning at 1.65 million square feet, the indoor amusement park is home to some of the world’s beloved cartoon characters and superheroes that are bound to enlighten the young and young at heart. The park is divided into six exciting categories — Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Dynamite Gulch, Bedrock and the Warner Bros. Plaza — and each section is ready to captivate audiences with its iconic settings. Guests are spoilt for choice with 29 state-of-the-art rides and fun shows, alongside interactive attractions that promise fun for the entire family. Live entertainment, as well as dining options and shopping outlets, are set to create a memorable experience. Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi was established following the demand for exciting amusement parks in the country. Furthermore, as the UAE aims to welcome millions of tourists by 2020, it is only natural to set up more family- centric leisure and entertainment ventures, and of course, cater to adrenaline junkies. The theme park was brought to reality by Miral, alongside the efforts of several organisations that worked on different aspects of the venue. Among these is the UAE-based premier theme contractor Aspen Creations that assisted in the supply and installation of themed facades, rockwork, props, foliage, signage and

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flooring. Similarly, Thinkwell played a notable role on the park’s master plan and concept design, while Metsec is the company behind the supply of purlins for construction purposes. Explore the magical world of Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi Warner Bros. Plaza: Central to the theme park, the section celebrates the best of Warner and Golden Age of Hollywood. Indulge in impressive architecture and picturesque sets, and meet characters that are iconic to Warner Bros. legacy. Besides hosting the portal to five other lands, visitors can explore an assortment of cafes and restaurants, cleverly named after notable cartoon series, and pick up trinkets, tokens and other keepsakes centred on the theme. Bedrock: Step back into the stone ages at the Flintstones’ turf, Bedrock. Visitors can explore iconic features of the cartoon complete with lovable characters ranging from Fred

Flintstone to Pebbles and BammBamm. Unwind on a scenic boat tour aboard the Bedrock River Adventure that’s bound to get you soaked, sink your teeth into massive portions of delectable at Bronto Burgers & Ribs or Mammoth Munchies, or take home a memento from the Bedrock Boutique. Dynamite Gulch: Reminisce the neverending quest of Wile E. Coyote as he attempts to catch the Road Runner in the thrilling Fast and Furry-ous rollercoaster ride. If wild’s not your style, then hop on The Jetson’s Cosmic Orbiter for a spin or let the kids bump space pods at Marvin the Martian Crater Crashers. Don’t forget to pick up Southwest themed goodies from the Yosemite Sam Rootin’ Tootin’ Gas. Cartoon Junction: One of the biggest sections dedicated to larger-than-life favourite characters, meet Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, follow the cat-andmouse chase in the thrilling Tom and Jerry: Swiss Cheese Spin, or gather the family to crack clues at The Museum

Gotham City: Welcome to Batman’s dark hometown; we’re sure this one’s going to make DC comics fans squeal. The dizzying Scarecrow Scare Raid and rocking coaster at the Riddler Revolution, to the villainous twists at the Joker Funhouse and Rogues Gallery Games, are ready to test your limits! Expect to come across superheroes and villains out and about — from Batman and Catwoman to Harley Quinn and The Joker. Of course, the city is home to tempting dishes and treats, alongside memorabilia to take home. Metropolis: Superman’s territory has a range of thrill rides and attractions set to knock your socks off. Dare to ride the 5D Justice League Warworld Attacks, or the 4D Green Lantern: Galactic Odyssey, which is not for the faint-hearted! Thrust yourself into the dynamic, high-tech Superman 360: Battle for Metropolis in a battle of good vs evil, or hone your superhero skills at Teen Titans Training Academy. Pop into one of the land’s awesome themed eateries and pick up exclusive merchandise. — farhana@khaleejtimes.com

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Metsec supplied over 1,000 tonnes of Purlins for use on the new Warner Bros World Theme Park

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The Making of Warner Bros. WORLD Abu Dhabi khaleej times

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FINALY NATURAL GAS IGNITED THE WORLDS FIRST WARNER BROS THEME PARK

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Setting a global benchmark Aspen Creations was part of the team which contributed to the world-class and prestigious Warner Bros project to become a reality

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ish to congratulate management of Miral for their wise leadership for building the most remarkable and world’s largest indoor theme park ever built, which is also recognised among The World’s Greatest Places of 2018. Aspen Creations, UAE based premier theme contractor with two decades experience in the industry founded by Hashem Al Marzouqi, UAE national, was privileged to be part of the team which made this world-class and

Hashem Al Marzouqi, Managing Director, Aspen Creations

prestigious project to become true. Aspen Creations completed supply and installation of 25,000 m2 of themed facades; 25,000 m2 of artificial rockwork; thousands of static and

animated props; custom-made artificial foliage; themed signage and flooring. Aspen Creations was incharge of 75 per cent of area development which includes Warner Bros Plaza, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Fast and Furry-ous and Gotham City as well as Show Sets which includes The Flintstones Bedrock River Adventure, Bronto Burgers, Riddler Revolution and Bedrock Boutique. Our aim was to set a benchmark globally in terms of quality in construction of theme parks. This goal was achieved by keeping our commitment throughout the project; deploying staff with decades of international experience and working in harmony with designers and contractors. For further information visit www.aspen-creations.com, contact us on info@aspencreations.com for any inquiry.

Promise of themeD experiences Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi celebrates the spirit of fandom

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roducts (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans

around the world. WBCP partners with best-inclass licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programmes, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organisations in the world.

Did you know? You can enjoy unlimited access to Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi for a whole year with the Warner Bros. World™ Annual Pass. It also gives you a free parking spot and a 25 per cent discount at the park’s dining and shopping outlets. Check out www.wbworldabudhabi. com/en/tickets for more exclusive bundle options.

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Al Fanar Gas Group sets up secure and environmentally-safe natural gas system in dining outlets at Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi

ensuring the highest specifications, which is why Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi entrusted Al Fanar Group to handle the network. The company has secured the design, engineering, supply, installation and testing of a complete natural gas system in 12 of the theme park’s restaurants, which are fully operational.

Al Fanar Group is a leading gas group company in the GCC that’s been lighting up the kitchens at Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi to give visitors a scrumptious experience at the venue’s assortment of cafes and restaurants.

With state-of-the-art natural gas in place, courtesy of Al Fanar Group, Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi is able to operate as an environmentally clean, economical and efficient venue, with an enviable safety record.

Characters of the loony tunes may be fine with raw food — from Bugs Bunny with his cold carrots, or the Tazmanian Devil who eats everything in his path — but human visitors would definitely appreciate warm freshly-cooked meals for a wholesome dining experience. And this is where Al Fanar Group stepped up to the challenge. Of course, with so many exciting activities at the venue and much to see and do, no visit to a theme park is complete without satisfying cravings — whether you opt to munch on tasty snacks or decide to sit down and explore delectable dining options. In this case, Al Fanar Group has lent its expertise towards well-designed, functional restaurants at Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi. Since its establishment 28 years ago, Al Fanar Group has proudly adhered to utmost safety during installation and supply of gas in various locations

Abu Dhabi Headquarter P.O. Box 45020, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 6423372 Fax: +9712 6423352 Email: alfanarg@emirates.net.ae

Regardless of the weather conditions, visitors to Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi can enjoy the immersive and intense fantasy world in a safe environment, and take home memories to last a lifetime, thanks to Al Fanar Group’s Natural Gas supply. “Natural Gas is an ideal supply for a theme park that operates year-round, where thousands of families expect a fun, safe, and memorable experience no matter what season or weather,” said Al Fanar Management. To date, the organisation has an impressive portfolio of clients, with projects in iconic architectures across the Middle East. Among these are Etihad Towers and Yas Ferrari World, with the most recent being Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi, one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world that hosts 29 thrilling rides and attractions for the whole family. Looking ahead, Al Fanar Group has more than 40 upcoming projects planned in the future — some of which are meant to be as iconic as the Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Branch P.O. Box 124726, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 3475958 Fax: +971 4 3475957 Email: alfanarg@emirates.net.ae

Oman Branch P.O. Box 488-B.C 122 Bousher Muscat, Oman Tel: +968 4502981 Fax: +968 4502757 Email: alfanarg@emirates.net.ae

The Making of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi  

A special feature on Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi by Red Door Productions, published by Khaleej Times.

The Making of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi  

A special feature on Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi by Red Door Productions, published by Khaleej Times.

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