ABU DHABI, 3rd July, 2023 (WAM) — Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Naha, Representative of the Ruler of the Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Falcon Club, EFC, Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the 20th Abu Dhabi International Equestrian Exhibition for Hunting and Hunting Events (ADIHEX 2023) will be held from 2-8 September 2023.
The exhibition, the largest of its kind in the Middle East and Africa, will showcase 11 different disciplines including Arts and Crafts, Equestrianism, Falconry, Safari Tours and Hunting, Hunting and Camping Equipment, Hunting and Shooting Sport Firearms and Equipment, Environmental and cultural heritage preservation, outdoor recreational vehicles and equipment, veterinary products and services, fishing equipment and marine sports, and the media.
In order to meet the needs of visitors and exhibitors, the ADIHEX Senior Organizing Committee announced that the exhibition will be held for the third time in its history and will last for 7 days. Local, regional and international companies have all applauded this qualitative shift in exhibition development strategy, which reflects increasing public participation and meets the wishes of falconry, hunting, equestrian and heritage enthusiasts.
The ADIHEX official website has announced a number of interactive digital services and promotional offers to ensure a smooth and excellent experience for all exhibitors.
Chairman of ADIHEX Senior Organizing Committee and Secretary-General of EFC Majid Ali Mansouri expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, may God bless him and Thanks to HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, representative of the rulers of the Al Dhafra region, chairman of the UAE Falcon Club, thank His Highness Sheikh for his strong support for the exhibition, and thank the local people for their efforts to protect All the efforts of the UAE and the people of the UAE are a legacy to humanity.
He expressed satisfaction with the various successes of ADIHEX and its rich program, numerous topics, performances and seminars which managed to attract a wide audience. He emphasized that the next edition of the show will witness the emergence of many new products, innovations and features, catering to the wishes of exhibitors and visitors interested in the largest hunting, equestrian and heritage conservation exhibition in the Middle East and Africa.
The next ADIHEX will be hosted by the Emirates Falcon Club with the theme “Sustainability and Heritage…a desire for rebirth” with official sponsorship from the Abu Dhabi Environment Authority, the International Hobara Conservation Foundation (IFHC), and events The venue is Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). The Gold Sponsor is the German company SCHIWY, the Industry Sponsor is Caracal International LLC and the Official Automotive Industry Partner is ARB UAE.
ADIHEX’s supporting partners include the Ministry of the Interior, Abu Dhabi Police, Cultural Projects and Heritage Festivals Committee, Emirates Heritage Club, UAE Arabian Horse Association, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Abu Dhabi British Chamber of Commerce. Industry partners include the International Society for the Conservation of Falconry and Raptors, the European Foundation for Falconry and Conservation, the UAE Equestrian and Horse Racing Federation, the Dubai International Equestrian Expo, the French Game Expo and JAGD & HUND in Germany, as well as the UAE American Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the visitor experience partners, the Mohamed bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School and the Arabian Saluki Center in Abu Dhabi.
It is worth noting that more than 900 companies and brands from 58 countries participated in the last exhibition, with an exhibition area of more than 60,000 square meters, providing about 150,000 visitors with the latest technologies, innovations and innovations in the falconry, hunting and equestrian industries. Trends, including hunting and camping equipment, accessories and falconry tools as well as traditional and modern hunting methods, plus the world’s best hunting destinations.
The last ADIHEX attracted 127 speakers who presented their technology, skills, vision and professional experience through 134 specialized seminars representing sources of knowledge, awareness and means of business success and growth. The workshops are organized into four educational platforms: Sustainability, Outdoor Adventure, Arts and Crafts, and Connecting with Nature.
More than 100 live performances of raptors, Salukis, police dogs (K9) and more were also held on site. Wonderful heritage and sports performances enhanced the appeal of the exhibition. In addition, educational activities and innovative arts, culture and science competitions enhanced the the attractiveness of the exhibition. It attracted hundreds of entrants.
The camel and falcon auction was a highlight of the event, providing an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into some of the most important pillars of Emirati and Arabian heritage and authentic traditions.