Abu Dhabi is the host of the third 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race stopover from mid-December 2014 until January 3, 2015. The In-Port Race takes place on January 2, 2015, with the fleet departing for Sanya, China the following day. The stopover, which coincides with the New Year 2015 holiday, features a fan-friendly Destination Village activation on the Corniche breakwater and multiple concert and entertainment offerings.
The race starts on October 4 2014 with the first In-Port Race in Alicante, and finishes with a final In-Port Race on June 27, 2015 in Gothenburg, the Swedish home of Volvo. The UAE capital welcomes the fleet from Cape Town, South Africa after travelling for around 3 weeks, covering more than 6,000 nautical miles.