Prized salukis, best breed of falcons and horses, hunting weapons, paintings, poetry and more to enthrall visitors in three-day event.
Hunt and falconry aficionados around the world will gather on the UAE’s 12th International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), to be held in Abu Dhabi on September 10 until September 13.
The said Exhibition will kick off at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). ADIHEX is an event launched in 2003 concerning consumer and trade in the Middle East for weaponry, outdoor and marine sports, arts and antiques, equestrian, safaris, and promotion and preservation of culture and heritage. The Organizing Committee of ADIHEX hopes that this year’s event will beat the last year’s record of 118,994 visitors and aspiring Abu Dhabi to be recognized as a regional hub for the preservation of cultural heritage.
The three day event will focus on tradition and trade participated by different exhibitors and traders from all over the world offering their products and inventions with the line of activities particularly equestrian shows, hunting and prey demonstrations, traditional performances, camel auctions and Nabati poetry. Competitions are also expected on the event such as in painting and photography regarding hunting, Arabian coffee brewing, in hunting journeys, and in equestrian and heritage with more than Dh500,000 to be awarded to winners per competition.
Among the biggest attractions of ADIHEX is the Arabian Saluki beauty contest for the beautiful and trained hounds. It highlights not only the incredible characteristics of the breed itself, but also the public awareness it brings about cultural heritage. Another is the falconry contest for the most attractive and largest falcons bred in custody.
Besides the remarkable list of international exhibitors, this year’s exhibition will also set a record for the participation of local companies with more than 120 Emirati companies offering services including equipment-making, falconry, horses, marine and terrestrial trips, and hunting weapons have confirmed participation.