A new $1 billion theme park opens to the public in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. entertainment firm and local holding company, Miral Asset Management.
Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble from Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the chairman of Miral, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, said the investment would profit from growing tourism in the region.
“China, India and Russia have been our biggest markets and there is strong growth by all these countries,” he said.
“We expect stronger growth to come from U.K., Germany and Saudi Arabia. Additions like the Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi will just compound that growth,” he added.
The indoor amusement park is spread over more than 1.65 million square feet and has 29 rides. Visitors move through six themed areas: Warner Bros Plaza, Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock and Dynamic Gulch.
Al Mubarak said he expected the amusement park to “grow and grow” as more characters and stories were added to the roster.