ABU DHABI, 25th September, 2022 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Riding Exhibition (ADIHEX) kicks off tomorrow, for seven consecutive days, reflecting growing public participation and meeting the aspirations of hunting enthusiasts. falconry, hunting, equestrian and heritage throughout the world, as well as to meet the aspirations of exhibitors from the sectors that make up the event.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sovereign’s Representative in the Al Dhafra region and President of the Emirates Falconers’ Club (EFC), and on the theme “Sustainability and Heritage… An Aspiration reborn”, the 19th ADIHEX will be organized by the Emirates Falconers’ Club from September 26 to October 2 and sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, the Houbara International Conservation Fund and the National Exhibition Center from Abu Dhabi where the event is being held. The sector sponsor “Hunting Guns” is Caracal International LLC, the Silver Sponsor is Q Properties, and the Visitor Experience Partners are Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, POLARIS-Specialized Sports Equipment and Luxury Carts Group. while feature sponsors are Smart Design and the Royal Tent Company. The Official Automotive Partner is ARB Emirates, and the Supporting Partner is the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
This year’s edition attracts more than companies and brands from 58 countries. ADIHEX includes 11 diverse sectors such as arts and crafts, horse riding, falconry, hunting tourism and safari, hunting and camping equipment, hunting weapons, environmental and cultural heritage, outdoor recreation vehicles and equipment, veterinary products and services, fishing and marine equipment. Sports and media.
ADIHEX attracts painters, artists, photographers, calligraphers, sculptors and art galleries from inside and outside the UAE, who showcased their creativity with high craftsmanship expressing various schools artistic, including realistic, abstract and modern. Their subjects revolve around the desert and marine environment, authentic heritage and hunting with its issues, concerns and distinct types.
ADIHEX, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East and Africa, and one of the leading fairs for hunting with its various sectors, plays an important role in attracting tourists and visitors to the region of the Cooperation Council of the Gulf and the world. Since 2003, 1,750,000 visitors have visited it, including local and international end users, traders, high net worth individuals, dignitaries, as well as heritage, outdoor sports and hunting enthusiasts. While its last edition (ADIHEX2021) welcomed more than 105,000 visitors from 120 nationalities.
In order to attract more visitors from different countries, to attend the largest edition in the history of the exhibition, the Higher Organizing Committee of ADIHEX has launched a major international promotion and marketing campaign. through the exhibition’s representative offices located in several European and Asian countries, in addition to social media sites and digital and traditional media, targeting interested visitors from different continents of the world.
Organizers say nearly 100 live activities, workshops and engaging events await Expo audiences over its seven days, including educational activities, creative competitions and heritage and sports-themed performances that attract all visitors and provide families with interactive educational activities that enhance the status of the exhibition as a popular attraction for all families and members of society.
They added that ADIHEX aspires to have a positive environmental, cultural, social and economic impact on our societies and to display its commitment to this responsibility through its activities.
The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to experience the culture of the United Arab Emirates and its authentic heritage through diverse and innovative elements, which sensitize them to the importance of preserving the environment and wildlife, in addition to encouraging them to practice authentic practices that respect the environment. friendly sports in a sustainable way.
Features organized by the Emirates Falconers Club are particularly prominent in the exhibition, featuring live programs on the principles of falconry and how to care for falcons. It also features the Mohammed bin Zayed School of Falconry and Desert Physiognomy and the Arabian Saluki Center, while visitors, tourists and families will have the opportunity to interact and take photos with the Arabian falcons and salukis. .
The falcon auction of its 2022 edition will include seven categories of falcons bred in captivity, namely Pure Gyr, Peregrine, Saker, Pure Gyr male Karmousha, Gyr Saker, Gyr Saker male and Gyr Peregrine.
Among the most popular and attractive features of the exhibition are the falcon, camel and horse auctions, horse riding, archery and bird of prey shows, the finest captive bred falcon contests, the saluki beauty contest and the live heritage shows. In addition to this, the exhibition offers a unique live simulation experience for archery enthusiasts in an ideal safe environment. It also offers shooting and targeting activities for beginners and professionals using dedicated shotguns, bows and arrows, visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the latest archery equipment and watch live performances, such as archery on horseback.
A series of workshops and educational activities await children, allowing them to interact with their favorite animals, including ponies, horses, dogs and birds, and learn more about how to care for them. these animals and to treat them with compassion from an early age.
As part of their efforts to improve social integration and inclusion, the organizers of ADIHEX have collaborated with the Zayed Higher Organization for Determined People to provide distinctive and comprehensive activities for determined children to support their commitment. and their integration into society.
The exhibition also presents outdoor sports items that allow visitors to access the most popular outdoor activities, as well as discover the different equipment used by professionals. They will also have the chance to meet and interact with sports influencers and professionals, and network with industry leaders.
Dozens of painters and visual artists from the UAE and abroad will attend the arts and crafts center to showcase their works through workshops dedicated to the art of painting, calligraphy, pottery, sculpture, carpet weaving and Al Khous (palm leaf weaving), in addition to photography.
The ADIHEX live platform will present a series of workshops featuring several renowned speakers and will offer the public the opportunity to attend several educational and entertaining sessions presented by hundreds of participants.
A Distinguished Poetry Evening will take place in which a selection of local poets will participate in the presentation of creative poems about patriotism, hunting, horseback riding and love of heritage.
Connect with Nature will allow visitors to meet their favorite animals at ADIHEX with ponies, horses, dogs, birds and rare animals.
The Emirates Heritage Club pavilion offers a rich cultural program, including lectures, marine workshops, traditional crafts, a traditional cooking corner, the making of swords, daggers and wooden boats, horse riding shows, camel and falconry, traditional games, daily quizzes/competitions and prizes for pavilion visitors, and much more.