Founded Emirates Chess Federation in August 1976 in order to spread and develop the game of chess as a sport and cultural mentality in the different emirates and joined the membership of FIDE in 1977 and then joined the Arab Chess Federation in the same year.
The game began then spread in different emirates where publicity clubs Htranjih specializing in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah and then Club girls Chess Sharjah in the month of March 1999 has been declared Al Ain Club for Culture and chess, and in the month of January 2000 was the establishment of a branch of the girls Dubai Club for Chess In October 2008 has been declared for chess clubs for boys and girls in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah .. exercise these clubs have an important role in the discovery and training of emerging talent and the Union refine these elements and prepared to represent the state in the Arab, continental and world championships. UAE Chess Federation and is one of the most successful and the most prominent sports federations in the UAE federation and the first athlete to achieve a global breakthrough in 1979.