ADIHEX announces 12 research, scientific, literary, and artistic competitions to attract young innovators.

Abu Dhabi, May 1st, 2021


The Higher Organizing Committee of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) announced the launch of a series of research, scientific, literary, and artistic competitions, with the aim of enhancing efforts to conserve heritage and authentic traditions, preserving the environment and sustainable hunting, by attracting younger generations to take part in such endeavours and nurturing young creative talent from different countries.

Valuable monetary and non-monetary prizes will be awarded to the winners, who will be announced during the exhibition. Terms and conditions for participation in the competitions will be published on the electronic platforms and social media accounts of ADIHEX and the Emirates Falconers’ Club.

Applications to participate in the competitions will be open from May 1st to August 31st, 2021.

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers’ Club, the 18th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX 2021) will be organized by the Emirates Falconers’ Club from September 27 to October 3, 2021, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The exhibition is officially sponsored by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, the International Fund for Houbara Conservation, and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

"Sustainability & Heritage.. A Reborn Aspiration" has been chosen as the theme for the upcoming edition of the exhibition, in recognition of the efforts of Abu Dhabi and the world to enhance the sustainability of the environment, hunting, heritage sports and related businesses. It also highlights the comprehensive strategy that is formulated to develop the event and allow the hosting of more activities and features, based on the successes of past editions in a reborn aspiration.

The Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee, His Excellency Majid Ali Al Mansouri, Secretary General of the Emirates Falconers’ Club emphasised that this initiative aims to introduce younger generations to the cultural, civilizational, and environmental heritage of their fathers and forefathers and instil in them the importance of preserving the environment. Moreover, it aims to attract creative people from all over the world to participate in ADIHEX, where visitors have come to expect close interaction with authentic heritage and discover the passion of modern man for developing authentic sports, documenting them, and highlighting their common social and cultural importance through a variety of fun and innovative artistic, literary, and cultural activities and events.