ADIHEX Launches Specialized Heritage and Art Competitions

Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition Launches Specialized Heritage and Art Competitions

Including 25 categories and sections, registration is open until August 31, 2022

Abu Dhabi, July 06, 2022

The Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition announced the opening of admissions to participate in its specialized heritage, artistic and cultural competitions, which include 25 categories and sections, noting that registration is available until August 31, 2022, where 43 prizes have been allocated for the competitions.

The upcoming (19) edition of "Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition" 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. Moreover, the sponsor of "Hunting Guns" sector is Caracal International LLC, the visitor experience partner is POLARIS-Specialized Sports Equipment, the features sponsors are Smart Design and the Royal Tent Company, the official Automotive partner is ARB Emirates, while the supportive partner is the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sustainability & Heritage.. A Reborn Aspiration" has been chosen as the theme for the upcoming edition of ADIHEX, reflecting 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 competitions, in which its participating conditions and criteria will be announced during the coming period, through the electronic platforms and social media of ADIHEX, include the competition for the best invention in the field of falconry and hunting, the best vehicle dedicated to hunting trips, the most beautiful captive-bred falcons, and the best display platform / stand in each of the 11 sectors of the exhibition, in addition to  the beauty contest of the Arabian Saluki Dog (Hoss (smooth) / Aryash (feathery) - males / females).

The competitions of ADIHEX 2022 also include, the contest of the most beautiful photograph that reflects the theme of the 19th edition (ADIHEX 2022) " Sustainability & Heritage.. A Reborn Aspiration " and the contest of the best video clip of ADIHEX2022

In addition to that, ADIHEX also launched the most beautiful/best falcon hood (burqaa) competition, and the best models of heritage artifacts in the arts and crafts section, which contributes to highlighting the aesthetics of the UAE's ancient heritage, and enhances awareness-raising efforts on the importance of preserving crafts and the sustainability of traditional industries.

In the context of promoting awareness of the pillars of cultural heritage, the public will be introduced in this coming edition with many heritage activities, including popular games for children, live heritage workshops (Al-Sadu, Al-Tali, Al-Khous, pottery, and glass), in addition to displaying models of old traditional Emirati houses  like Bait Al Bahar (house of the sea), Bait Al Shaar( house of hair) and the traditional artifacts (made of palm fronds). This is in addition to organizing a range of interesting features in the Arena.

His Excellency Majid Ali Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the exhibition and Secretary-General of the Emirates Falconers Club, emphasised that these distinctive competitions aim to enhance efforts to preserve heritage and authentic traditions, protect the environment and sustainable hunting, and attract new generations to participate in supporting these endeavours and encouraging creative talents among young people from different countries, which reflects the efforts of Abu Dhabi and the UAE in promoting environmental sustainability, hunting and heritage sports, assuring that ADIHEX has become an introductory and documentary platform for human heritage, which contributes to highlighting aspects of human heritage. It is important to the authentic Emirati identity, and to enhance interaction with the cultures of different peoples and countries. 

The Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition includes 11 different  sectors: Arts and Crafts, Equestrian, Falconry, Hunting Tourism and Safari, Hunting and Camping Equipment, Hunting Guns, Preservation of Environment and Cultural Heritage, Outdoor Leisure Vehicles and Equipment, Veterinary Products and Services, Fishing Equipment and Marine Sports, and Media.

Falcon and camel auctions, horse shows, archery, birds of prey, the most beautiful falcon contest, saluki beauty contest, and live heritage shows are one of the most prominent activities of the largest event of its kind in the Middle East and Africa, which established its position in the year 2021 with the wide participation of specialized companies, which represented 680 brands from 44 countries, on an area of 50,000 square meters, and was visited by more than 105,000 visitors from 120 nationalities who were fans of falconry, hunting, equestrian and heritage sports, and enthusiasts of trips, camping and safari.

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