ADIHEX is the Destination for Falconers from around the World

Abu Dhabi – April 20, 2022

The audience of Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, of various nationalities and age groups, particularly tens of thousands of falconers in the region, are attracted annually to visit and see the latest products and equipment that are up to date with the developments of the falconry world, where heritage blends with technology, which is harnessed to serve falconers.

A large number of falcons’ breeders and specialists in breeding, training and caring as well as manufacturers and innovators of falconry tools and supplies are keen on attending this event which has become a unique destination for falconers from all over the world, and a forum to consult and exchange experiences on falconry and sustainable hunting.

Attracted by folkloric falconry shows, platforms specialized for captive-bred falcons, and exciting heritage competitions, ADIHEX's audience, including individuals and families, is used to attend its events annually.

The next 19th edition of the exhibition "ADIHEX 2022" will be organized by Emirates Falconers' Club from the upcoming September 26th to October 2nd, and sponsored by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, International Fund for Houbara Conservation and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre where the event is being held.

His Excellency Majid Ali Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of ADIHEX and Secretary General of the Emirates Falconers' Club emphasized that ADIHEX promotes and maintains the global leadership of UAE in the sport of falconry and helps it pass through generations. It further enhances the efforts exerted to preserve falconry as human heritage in addition to its obvious keenness on maintaining the natural balance and preserving species through promoting sustainable hunting.

His Excellency said that the unlimited support to ADIHEX and the great efforts provided by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to preserve the heritage, are the key factor for achieving regional and international success for this event. Thanks to the ongoing guidance of the event's patron, HH Sheikh Hamadan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafrah Region and Chairman of Emirates Falconers' Club, the event manages to garner the world's attention to the UAE capital, with the aim of promoting sustainable hunting and preserving heritage.

The Falconry Sector, including manufacturing and designing falconry equipment, adds great value to ADIHEX as the most prominent event that the fans await every year since its first edition in 2003.

The exhibiting companies in this sector were able to increase their sales significantly by meeting with VIPs interested in falconry, industry leaders and marketing experts, as well as concluding deals and partnerships with the most prominent local agents and distributors to market their products from falcon farms and other various traditional and modern falconry tools and supplies.

Additionally, ADIHEX has wide-scale participation from organizations and institutions concerned with promoting hunting sports and preserving species.

Regional and international companies participate in ADIHEX and offer the latest technologies pertaining to falconry and its old and modern supplies as well as companies interested in bird health, treatment and medicine, in addition to associations and clubs specialized in breeding, training, and hunting with falcons, which are affiliated to the International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) that includes approximately 100 thousand members/ falconers representing 110 clubs and institutions from 90 different countries.

Falconry is practiced in various continents of the world, whereas the international efforts led by UAE succeeded in registering falconry as a living human heritage in the UNESCO list for Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November 2010. Consequently, falconry gained the most prestigious and important international recognition for its societal traditions and values inherited throughout thousands of years. Emirates Falconers' Club, organizer of ADIHEX, had a fundamental and vital role to register falconry in the UNESCO list, which includes 24 states up till now.

The visitors of ADIHEX are annually introduced to the Falcon Release Program, which is considered one of the long-standing traditions created and established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, in the field of protecting species since 1995 until today. This program has released more than 2000 falcons (Peregrine and Saker types) allowing them to breed in their original habitat and increase their numbers.

It is noteworthy that the event theme for the upcoming edition "Sustainability and Heritage... A Reborn Aspiration" has been approved as a reflection of the efforts exerted by Abu Dhabi and the entire world to enhance the sustainability of the environment, hunting, heritage sports and related business, shape a comprehensive strategy to develop the event as well as innovate and embark on more events and features that are based on the success of past editions while armed with an innovative reborn aspiration.

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Zainab Abdlnabi / Emirates Falconers' Club


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