2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi gets ‘Life at the Extreme’

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

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