Mr. Fekry elaborated, saying:
“Like any business the Concorde needs to be a profitable organization but we are also here to serve and support the community. We have a growing record in hosting events and conferences for community groups and this is a direction we must continue to pursue.”
The General Manager of the Concorde continued:
A third reason Fekry gave for his pride at hosting the sporting event was because of his facilities that provide an ideal venue for many major sporting events:
“In addition to the five-star rooms and service we provide for the players and spectators who will stay in our hotel we have the well-known Layalina Ballroom—‘the biggest ballroom on the UAE East Coast’. This is in high demand for social events, weddings and conferences due to its elegant design and its capacity to accommodate over a 1,000 people.”
“The Layalina Ballroom is, as we speak, being furnished with a large number of billiards and snooker tables. In addition, small grandstands are being erected to ensure there is ample room for spectators to get wide and high views of the action on and around every table.”
The Layalina Layout
While the Layalina Ballroom is one huge room the layout (pictured below) is such that it can be divided with moveable partitions to form three separate rooms.
At the Second West Asian Billiards and Snooker Championship at the Concorde Fujairah Hotel the ballroom will be kept as one big room but spectators will be able to move between the three areas. One area will be devoted to billiards, the second to snooker and the third room will be for the players to practice.
More information on the timetable, the players and the competition draw will be posted on Fujairah in Focus as it comes to hand.
More on the Championship
13 Countries to Compete in Billiards and Snooker at Fujairah Concorde Hotel, FIF, 10 January 2012.
More on the Concorde Venue and its Hosting of Community Events
Concorde Kitchen Turns into a Classroom for Fujairah Children, FIF, 22 December 2011.
Fujairah Emirate First Government in Region to Go Completely 3D with Google Earth, FIF, 15 December 2011.
Fujairah Hosts First Forum in Urban Planning, Diversity and Integration, FIF, 29 November 2011.
First Fujairah Forum on UAE Planning, Integration and Diversity, FIF, 23 November 2011.
See Why Fujairah Crown Prince Voted for Bu Tina Island Wonder of Nature, FIF, 9 November 2011.
Al Saif Committee Announces Fujairah Sword Competition for 2011, FIF, 17 October 2011.
Fujairah Welcomes the French Highlighting Emirate’s Strategic Location, FIF, 2 October 2011.
Meet the Concorde Staff (photos), Concorde Facebook Page.
Christmas Tree Lighting and Celebration at the Concorde, Concorde Facebook Page.
The New Dubai-Fujairah Express Road and the Concorde Fujairah Hotel, Concorde Facebook Page.
More Fujairah news, resources, information and photos are posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.
Images: Mohamed Fekry addressing the Press Conference this week at the Concorde Fujairah Hotel.