International Chess Federation
Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 20:00
FIDE Congress and Extraordinary General Assembly 2020 in Abu Dhabi

FIDE is pleased to communicate the following information regarding the FIDE Congress and Extraordinary General Assembly 2020 in Abu Dhabi:


The dates of the Congress are 26 February (arrival) - 1 March (departure) 2020.

This is the provisional schedule (subject to adjustments):

February 26 – Arrivals.
February 27 -  FIDE Commission meetings (Constitutional, Ethics, Planning and Development and Verification).
Seminar on Chess Federation Management for Development Levels 3-5, facilitated by FIDE Planning and Development Commission.
February 28 - FIDE Extraordinary General Assembly
Zonal and/or Continental Meetings.
February 29 - FIDE Executive Board.
Additional meetings (if necessary), Seminar on Chess Federation Management Levels 3-5 by FIDE Planning and Development Commission (if necessary).
March 1 - Departures

We would also like to draw your attention to the fact that all FIDE meetings, including the EGA, will be based on electronic desktop documentation. Therefore, we advise you to make your own arrangements, should you prefer having printed documents.


The venue of the FIDE Congress and Official hotel is Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi 5*.

The cost of the rooms in Dusit Thani per night with full board is:

Single room - 160 USD 

Double room - 100 USD per person


More than 70 different countries are eligible for a 30-day or 60-day UAE visa on arrival. You can check the complete list and requirements in the following link by Emirates.

In case you require a visa, the cost is $50 per person.

For visa application and hotel bookings, please send the following documents to Mr. Casto Abundo at with cc to   

- Digital scanned color passport copy.

- Passport size color photo in .jpg format.

- Flight details. 

- UAE FIDE Congress registration form (download)

The documents should be submitted by the deadline of 30th January to confirm hotel booking and visa purposes.


The fee of $100 covers registration and transportation back and forth from Abu Dhabi Airport. For those arriving at Dubai and Sharjah airports, fee is $160 for registration and transportation from Dubai and Sharjah airports, pick up and drop off.

All payments should be done to the ACF bank account (Please state your name when making the transfer):

Account Name: Asian Chess Federation
US Dollar Account Number: 11381190
Bank: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Address: Al Murabba Branch, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates P.O.Box: 68739
SWIFT Code: abdiaead
IBAN: AE640500000000011381190