An important site visit took place ahead of the IFMA World Championships hosted by the Chairman of the UAE Muaythai Federation and FAMA Vice President, H.E. Abdullah Al Neyadi, and Director of the UAE Muaythai Federation and IFMA Executive Board member, Mr. Tareq Al Mehairi.
UAE, which has become one of the power houses of muaythai in the Middle East, hosted a very successful Asian Championships, which was the official test event for the 2020 IFMA World Championships.
The event will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. ADNEC is a multi-award-winning convention centre, spread over 12 state-of-the-art fully interconnected exhibition halls, atrium and concourse. It’s a complete venue solution with 6 on-site hotels all connected to the convention centre, meaning once again that the entire championships will be an all in one affair. Besides this, all conferences, the general assembly, world athlete conference and over 30 site meetings, including the Executive Board meeting will be held as part of the event inside of the convention centre.
Athletes from over around 100 countries are expected to participate. Over 2000 hotel rooms are accessible for the event, all social functions the same as every year including the World Muaythai Gala.
H.E. Abdullah Al Neyadi said that Abu Dhabi is proud to be awarded the 2020 IFMA World Championships in a city known for friendliness and hospitality of its people. A clear vision of his leadership, last year was the year of tolerance, Muaythai is known as a sport for unity and diversity and Abu Dhabi is welcoming to host the athletes of the world.
IFMA Secretary General, Stephan Fox, stated that IFMA sets a high bar for their events in which the athletes are the centre piece. Abu Dhabi has it all. Amazing athletes, sport loving society, great facilities and a national federation with a vision for sport. We are looking forward to Abu Dhabi 2020.