With Abu Dhabi playing host to the third 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race stopover, the family-friendly Destination Village located on the Corniche Breakwater is a good place to spend some time. The immediate highlights are the In-Port Race that takes place on January 2, 2015, with the fleet departing for Sanya, China the following day. The village is a beehive of activity and offers excitement for both individuals and families.
The Volvo Ocean Race started on October 4, 2014 with the first In-Port Race in Alicante, and finishes with the final In-Port Race on June 27, 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Destination Village is open daily and offers sailing, water sports, adventure activities, a heritage village, food and entertainment, an opportunity to explore the cross section of a Volvo Ocean 65, take pictures and even get a chance to pose with the original race trophy. We were lucky to witness Kung-fu exponents demonstrate katas and skills in various weapons.
Entrance is free, and it is best to park at Marina Mall and walk to the village.
Sunday- Wednesday: 10:00 – 21:00; Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00