Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition (Abu Dhabi 2015) Next September
Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and chairman of the Emirates Falconers Club, supported by The Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee, and organized by the Emirates Falconers Club at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, the 13th edition of Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Abu Dhabi 2015) will be held from 9 to 12 September 2015.
As a part of the promotional campaign of Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition in order to promote interaction with exhibitors and foreign visitors and attract more participants from around the world, the organizing committee continues a series of participations in various specialized international exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The most important of these exhibitions is IWA, the international trade fair for hunting and sport shooting equipment that will be held in Nuremberg city from 6 to 9 next March.
In general, the annual German participation in Abu Dhabi exhibition is one of the largest participations among the previous editions, and it features a great percentage in terms of number of participants and the hired space, as the exhibiting companies enjoy encouraging economic revenues.
The International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition is at a forward position among the top hunting exhibition worldwide, in terms of number of visitors and it plays an important role in attracting visitors and tourists from the GCC region and the world in general.
The last edition of the International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Abu Dhabi 2014) witnessed a record on the level of public turnout over 110,000 visitors, which enjoyed the participation of more than 48 countries, represented with more than 640 exhibitors and companies hosted by the Emirati capital on a space that reached 40 thousand square meters. Also 575 media persons attended the events, including media representatives on the levels of local, Gulf, Arab and international media.
Mr. Abdullah Al Qubaisi, director of International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition affirmed that the exhibition, the most prominent and the most famous in the Middle East region and the only event dedicated in hunting, equestrian, marine sports, safari trips, arts and antiques in the region, offers its visitors since its launching in 2003 an opportunity to possess state-of-the art camping, hunting, equestrian, outdoor and marine equipment. The exhibition also enables its visitors to view the deep-rooted Emirati heritage through Abu Dhabi city, interact with thousands of hunting and outdoor sports fans, enjoy much of the cultural heritage activities and live shows, and engage in exciting competitions that introduces participants to the established traditions of Abu Dhabi and UAE in general.
The exhibition events draw the attention of tens of thousands of visitors from Abu Dhabi and from all of the UAE citizens and residents, in addition to thousands of locals and foreigners from the GCC. The great attendance of families and all age groups is notable in the exhibition that became a family public festival appropriate and interesting to all family and community members who find in what the hunting and equestrian exhibition offers a rare opportunity to learn about the genuine Emirati heritage.
The Hunting Exhibition was able to put UAE, specifically Abu Dhabi, on the World Heritage tourism map, and to bring major local, Arab and international companies in the field of outdoor sports, trips, hunting weapons industries, traditional and craft industries, protect the environment and heritage on one site, to share knowledge and experiences and conclude business deals that will benefit all parties.
The Exhibition offers equestrian, hunting, falconry, camel auction, educational and cultural sessions, traditional and innovative products, 100% Emirati customs and traditions, artistic and cultural competitions and other traditional competitions from the past and the present, etc., gathering under one slogan which is Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX).
"In the Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, Heritage has a long and interesting story since its inception, when it declared itself as a patron and developer of the popular heritage, celebrating the ancient culture in order to face the current challenges and making its activities and performances bridge the children and youth of the new generation with parents and grandparents who are the founders of the State, where it enhances the concept of ecological balance and sustainable hunting, along with legal regulations with international standards that provide an opportunity for adventure lovers to practice safe and environment-friendly hobbies. Heritage is presented as a contemporary concept requiring constant renewal to remain a former of the identity of the deep-rooted country mixed with desert sand and sea water” Al Qubaisi said