Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche Hotel is preparing to host the 22nd Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival, which is organized by the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club.
The event takes place August 23rd to the 31st, and will be monitored by the Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Committee headed by Mr. Hussein Abdullah Al Khouri who stressed the importance of the annual festival and other cultural events, which are supported by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and a number of sponsoring partners.
Ismail Ibrahim, Festival Director, pointed out the endless contribution made by national institutions, banks and businesses that contributed to the success of this festival, particularly the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), “This festival found an overwhelming response from various regional and international federations,” he said.
For his part, Mr. Nael El-Waary, General Manager of the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche welcomes everyone to this important sporting event stating that “We are pleased to host this excellent event and will put out all our potential to ensure the success of this festival, which is one of the most important sporting events in Abu Dhabi this year.”
He also stressed the cooperation importance between the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the festival’s Organizing Committee to showcase and promote the sport in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, which receives regional and global attention. –