Volvo Ocean Race is to bring its ‘Life at the Extreme’ activity centre to the UAE capital this New Year, as part of the huge two-week activation planned around the hosting of the spectacular Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12 yachting fleet and its many thousands of fans.
Running daily at the purpose-built Destination Village, which will host a wealth of free activities to celebrate the race from December 31st 2011 – 14th January 2012 on Abu Dhabi's stunning Corniche, ‘Life at the Extreme’ includes rides and entertainment that allow fans to experience first-hand this ‘Everest of Sailing’.
Top attractions coming include The Ride, a state-of-the-art simulator that gives the feeling of being onboard a Volvo Open 70 yacht at speed in extreme conditions whilst being bombarded by strong winds and spray; The Dome, a 40 person interactive 3D cinema; The Grinding Challenge, where you can pit your strength against your friends on the pedestal grinders which the crews use onboard Volvo Open 70s; and Air Balls, which gives kids the chance to ‘run’ on water.
Abu Dhabi’s Destination Village – as big as eight football pitches and free to the public - will be the focal point for the UAE capital as it welcomes the procession of awe-inspiring racing yachts, sea hardened sailors and more than 100,000 fans for the third leg stopover of the gruelling round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.
For more information on the Abu Dhabi stopover, please visit volvooceanraceabudhabi.com