Billion-dollar Warner Bros. World theme park opens in Abu Dhabi
The 1.65 million square foot park is located on leisure destination Yas Island, already home to giant indoor theme park  Ferrari World Abu Dhabi  with its ultra-fast Formula Rossa roller coaster.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi adds 29 rides to the island, including Batman: Knight Flight, which allows guests to experience flying in a Batwing vehicle.
Everything is inside, which means visitor numbers shouldn't be affected by the desert country's extreme summer temperatures. The interior is designed to look like it's always midday.
The project is the product of a partnership between Warner Bros and Abu Dhabi asset management company Miral. Warner Bros. shares the same parent organization as CNN -- AT&T's WarnerMedia. Read more
InterFun Expo launches in 2019
A new B2B event for the family fun sector will be held in Leeds, UK, on April 30 and May 1, 2019.
Organised by InterGame Events, the trade show will be branded InterFun Expo, capitalising on the name of the successful publication of the same name, covering amusements and attractions, including soft play, aerial adventure, outdoor play, sports, arcade games, immersive attractions, trampolines and inflatables. Read more
Sharjah: His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, yesterday signed at his place of stay in the British capital, London, a contract to establish the first phase of a new botanical garden in Sharjah.
Located adjacent to Sharjah New Mosque at the Sharjah — Kalba intersection on Emirates Bypass Road, the project covers more than 600,000 square metres. Read more
More tourists for UAE
According to statistics from the United Arab Emirates, the country’s FEC industry, relying heavily on tourism to reinforce its footfall, continues to enjoy a boom.
In the first quarter of 2018 the increase in revenue from hotel rooms ranged between 3.8 per cent and 4.8 per cent in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi . Read more
Tridom, Ras Al Khaimah’s largest indoor adventure and entertainment park, is inaugurated at the newly refurbished Manar Mall by the Al Hamra Group. The family fun oriented indoor hub of fun boasts a mammoth 130 ft tall drop tower as well as the largest indoor play area in the entire country. With a unique entertainment experience guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping, patrons can beat the summer heat at Tridom with innovative as well as much-loved big rides available in an indoor facility. Read more