Dubai to host inaugural edition of Global Chess League

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Dubai to host inaugural edition of Global Chess League

The Global Chess League (GCL) announced Dubai as the inaugural edition of the world's largest and first franchise-based chess league.

An Overview of the News

  • The league is a joint venture between FIDE and Tech Mahindra, and will be organised in association with the Dubai Sports Council as the host partner.

  • The vision of the league is to bring the game of chess to new audiences and create an ecosystem for the game, providing a platform for champions from around the world to showcase their chess potential.

  • The announcement was made in the presence of key dignitaries including Consul General of India in Dubai Dr. Aman Puri, five-time World Chess Champion and FIDE Vice President Viswanathan Anand and several members of the Global Chess League Board.

About United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Location: It is located in Western Asia.

  • Geographical Boundaries: It shares borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia.

  • Maritime Borders: It also has maritime borders with Qatar and Iran in the Persian Gulf.

  • Religion: Islam is the dominant religion in the UAE, with the majority of the population being Sunni Muslim.

Capital - Abu Dhabi

Official language - Arabic

Government - Federal Islamic parliamentary elective semi-constitutional monarchy

President/Crown Prince - Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Prime Minister - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice President - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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