Abu Dhabi being positioned as new watersport destination
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi is being positioned as a new international watersport destination by UK travel trade industry leaders who said the emirate was attracting the global spotlight. Abu Dhabi will once again host the Volvo Ocean Race from mid-December 2014 to January 3, 2015, the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA) said in a statement on Thursday.
Travel trader industry leaders have been briefed on Abu Dhabi’s watersports expansion over 2014/15 and will now market the emirate as a stopover for people flying on the popular UK-Australia/New Zealand route. The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team will compete in the race at the end of the year.