Dubai Club for Chess and Culture
Established in 1979 and announcedin 1981
It is the largest modern specialized Chess Club in the world
Sheikh Said Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Hall, which is considered as the largest Chess Hall in a chess club, it can accommodate more than 240 players simultaneously.
- Changing rooms equipped with modern high equipments to meet the game’s requirements, computer hardware and software.
- Girls Chess Club, which opened in 2000 with female management, and supervised by professional female trainers with an international level
- Sheikha Latifa Bint Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Hall
The most important achievements of the club at the international, continental and Arab world level:
- The Club and UAE star, Saeed Ahmad Saeed, won the under 14 World Championship, held in Mexico in 1985.
- Saeed Ahmed Saeed was third in the under 16 World Championship (Gold Pawn Trophy) held in Argentina in 1983.
- Again, Saeed Ahmad Saeed was third in the World Junior Championship (under 20) held in France, in 1983.
- The club team, representing the UAE, secured the first place in the Gulf and Arab Peninsula Team Championship, 1983.
- The Dubai Club’s player, Adel Jassem Balrumaithah, came first in the Gulf and Arab Peninsula Individual Championship (under 16) held in Qatar in 1985.
- The two brothers, Nasser Ahmad Saeed and Saeed Ahmad Saeed, shared first place in the Arab Men Championship held in Dubai, in 1985.
- Mansour Abdullah, of the Dubai Club, won the bronze medal in the under 16 Asian Championship held in Dubai, in 1978.
- Mansour Abdullah won the under 16 Arab Individual Championship held in Sharjah, in 1978.
- Mansour Abdullah and Najeeb Saleh, both of the Dubai Chess Club, shared the first place in the Arab Junior Championship (under 20) held in Baghdad in 1988.
- Mansour Abdullah came first in the Arab Junior Championship (under 20) held in Doha, in 1989.
- Mohammed Abdul Raheem won the under 14 Arab Championship (Doha), 1994.
- Taleb Mousa Abdullah won the Arab Junior Championship (under 20), Abu Dhabi 1995.
- Osman Mousa Abdullah secured the silver medal in the First Arab Zone Championship, Doha -1997.
- Taleb Mousa Abdullah won the Credit Suisse Masters Tournament held in Cannes - France in 1997.
- Yehya Mohammed Saleh took the silver medal in the Arab under 10 years old championship, Cairo - 1999.
- The Club Team won the bronze medal in the Arab Clubs Championship, Cairo - 1999.
The most important achievements at the local level:
- Osman Mousa won His Highness the UAE President’s Cup in 1994, 1997 and 1998, while Nabil Mohamed Saleh won it in 1996.
- Out of 17 times in which these two tournaments were held, the Dubai Club’s players won 16 times each of the UAE Men Individual Championship and the UAE Teams Championship!
- Winning the under 20 Team Championship which was held only once in 1996.
- Winning 4 times the UAE under 16 Team Championship and 3 times the UAE under 16 Individual Championship.
- Winning 7 times the under 14 Team Championship and 8 times the under 14 Individual Championship.
- Winning 3 times the under 12 UAE Team Championship and 1 time the under 12 Championship.
- Winning 2 times the UAE under 10 Championship.