What are your most cherished childhood memories? Is going to the amusement park on your list? How delightful!
Isn’t it wonderful that theme parks, unlike other activities and places you enjoyed as a child, are still enjoyable places to visit as an adult? The best part is that you are now tall enough for every ride and can go as often as you please.
Oh, and theme parks have gotten a major upgrade. Traditional carnival games and rides are still popular, but new parks have sprung up, offering truly unique experiences unlike anything else.
A lot of these amusement parks can be found in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), so maybe a theme park tour in this country famous for its oil, deserts, and fast-growing tourism scene might be in order.
First stop: Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.
Introducing the World’s Largest Indoor Theme Park
If there is one thing that can take away from the enjoyment of a theme park, it is the summer heat. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about that on a visit to the world’s largest indoor park.
Located on Yas Island (the UAE’s premier destination for family-friendly leisure and entertainment activities), Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is the first-ever Warner Bros.-designed indoor theme park.
It provides a fully immersive experience in a land of superheroes and cartoons, with a mix of unique live entertainment, interactive attractions, and 29 cutting-edge rides spread across 38 acres.
The main entrance to the park is through Warner Bros. Plaza (one of the park’s six immersive lands), which features a stunning decor that is reminiscent of old Hollywood movie sets. This section of the park also has dining options (all of which are Hollywood-themed) and stores where you can buy souvenirs to remember your visit.
A walk through the plaza sets you up nicely for what the rest of the park offers.
- Geek Out at Cartoon Junction
Hop on a fun ride or go on an adventure with your favorite animated characters at Cartoon Junction. Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and others eagerly wait to thrill you with their adventures.
- Step Into the World of Superman at Metropolis
You don’t have to imagine what it’s like to be a member of the Justice League; you can live it in this life-size replica of the dazzling urban landscape of Superman’s Metropolis.
The attention to detail in this recreation of the legendary city is so impressive that the Daily Planet sits in the center, tying this miniature world together.
Don’t forget to say hello to The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and others as you make your way around the city.
- Go on a Brave Tour of Gotham’s Dark Side
Do you have the courage to walk the streets of the infamous dark city? If you answered yes, you would undoubtedly encounter well-known super villains such as The Riddler, Harley Quinn, and The Joker, who keep Batman busy all year.
Visit the attractions and rides that take you through Batman’s most famous exploits to help the rogue hero keep the Warner Bros. World version of Gotham safe.
- Travel Back in Time to Prehistoric Bedrock
Would you like an exaggerated history lesson on prehistoric living? The place to go is Bedrock. The Flintstones will be waiting for you in their timber and stone boathouse with a hearty “Yabba-dabba-doo!”
The modern stone-age family, always up for an adventure, will gladly take you out on a boat ride and show you around.
Remember to pat Dino before you leave; after all, it’s not every day that you get to meet a pet Dinosaur. Just don’t let him out of his leash, or there will be chaos.
- Go for Explosive at Dynamite Gulch
Dynamite Gulch is a desert landscape that closely resembles the desert landscape that surrounds Abu Dhabi. On this land, anything is possible.
You can ride in a spaceship on the Jetsons’ Cosmic Orbiter or hop on Wile E. Coyote’s newest gadget, the ACME Road Rocket 9000.
You’ll never be bored at Dynamite Gulch as long as there’s a Looney Tunes character around.
Preparing for a Visit
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is an all-year attraction that can be visited at any time of year because it is entirely indoors and fully air-conditioned. On average, it can take anywhere from 35 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes to get to the park, depending on where you set out from.
If you are staying on Yas Island, you can take a free ride on the Yas Express to get to the park.
Pro Tip: If you’re going to the park on the weekend (Friday and Saturday), consider booking online first because the lines can get long on those days, and you want to be sure you can get on a ride.
Safety Rules/Park Guidelines
If you are traveling with children, you must adhere to the height restrictions for each ride and accompany them at all times if they are under the age of 12. In addition, no infants are permitted in the park.
Despite its relevance in today’s society, Abu Dhabi remains a conservative city, so you’ll have to be on your best behavior:
- Don’t bring beverages or food on your way in. There are plenty of dining options in the park, so you will not go hungry.
- Do not curse or swear at anyone, and if you are not entirely sober, kindly reschedule your visit.
- Don’t try to jump the queue.
- Leave weapons or anything that can be shaped into a weapon at your lodgings.
- You want to be respectful of the culture in the UAE, so go in modest clothing. Keep the sheer clothing and statement tees in the box.
Say Yes to a Worthy Bucket List Experience
The magic at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi deserves a special place on your bucket list because words cannot describe the experience. It’s amazing — simply spectacular!
Going to the park is unquestionably one of the best things to do in Abu Dhabi.
You won’t be sorry that you visited.