Biggest edition of ADIHEX
Over 100 live performances, workshops, and features in the biggest edition of ADIHEX.
Seven days packed with adventure, fun and educating activities
ADIHEX intensifies its promotional campaign to attract visitors
Abu Dhabi - 01 September, 2022
For the second time in its history, the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) will be held for 7 continuous days, reflecting the increasing public turnout, and meeting the aspirations of the enthusiasts of falconry, hunting, equestrian and heritage around the world, as well as responding to the aspirations of exhibitors in the 11 sectors that make up the event.
The upcoming edition of ADIHEX will be organized by the Emirates Falconers' Club between September 26th and October 2nd. Its official sponsors are 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 the "Hunting Guns" sector is Caracal International LLC, the Silver Sponsor is Q Properties, and the visitor experience partner are Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, POLARIS-Specialized Sports Equipment, and Luxury Carts Group. whereas the features sponsors are Smart Design and the Royal Tent Company, the official Automotive partner is ARB Emirates, and the supportive partner is the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
ADIHEX, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East and Africa, and one of the leading hunting exhibitions with its diverse sectors, plays a major role in attracting tourists and visitors from the GCC region and the world. Since 2003, it has been visited by about one million and 750 thousand visitors. While its last edition (ADIHEX2021) welcomed more than 105,000 visitors from 120 nationalities.
Aiming to attract more visitors from different countries of the world, to attend the largest edition in the history of the exhibition, the Higher Organizing Committee of ADIHEX launched a major international promotional and marketing campaign through the Exhibition’s representative offices located in several European and Asian countries, in addition to the social media sites, and digital and traditional media, targeting interested visitors from different continents of the world.
His Excellency Majid Ali Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee and Secretary General of the Emirates Falconers Club revealed about 100 live activities, workshops and interesting events awaiting the exhibition’s audience over its seven days, including educational activities, creative contests, and live heritage and sport- themed performances that attract all visitors, and provide families with edutaining interactive activities which enhance the Exhibition’s status as a popular attraction for all families and members of the society.
Furthermore, His Excellency stated that ADIHEX attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually, including local and international end-users, merchants, high-net-worth individuals, dignitaries, as well as heritage and outdoor sports and hunting enthusiasts, over 7 consecutive days, visitors will have access to the Exhibition’s various exciting features and performances in addition to networking and concluding business deals, he also emphasized that the Exhibition aspires to have a positive environmental, cultural, social, and economic impact on our societies and to showcase its commitment to this responsibility through its activities.
The exhibition provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about the culture of the UAE and its authentic heritage through the diverse and innovative features, which raise their awareness of the importance of preserving the environment and wildlife, in addition to encouraging them to practice authentic and environmentally friendly sports in a sustainable manner.
The features organized by the Emirates Falconers Club are particularly prominent in the exhibition, presenting live programs on the principles of falconry and how to take care of falcons, it also introduces the Mohammed bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, and the Arabian Saluki Center, whereas visitors, tourists, and families will have a chance to interact and take pictures with the falcons and the Arabian salukis.
Among the most popular and attractive features of the exhibition are the falcons, camels and horses’ auctions, the shows of equestrian, archery, and birds of prey, the most beautiful captive-bred falcons competition, the saluki beauty contest, and the live heritage shows. In addition to that, the Exhibition offers a unique live simulation experience for archery enthusiasts in an ideal safe environment. It also provides shooting and targeting activities for beginners and professionals using dedicated hunting rifles and bows and arrows, visitors will also have a chance to explore the latest archery equipment, and watch live performances, such as the horseback archery.
Moreover, a series of workshops and educational activities awaits children, allowing them to interact with their favourite animals, including ponies, horses, dogs, and birds, and learn more about how to take care of those animals and treat them with compassion from an early age.
As part of their efforts to enhance social integration and inclusion, the organizers of ADIHEX collaborated with Zayed Higher Organization to provide distinctive and comprehensive activities for children of determination to support their engagement and integration within the society.
The Exhibition also presents outdoor sports features that provide the visitors with access to the most popular outdoor activities, as well as the chance to explore the various equipment used by professionals. They will also get a chance to meet and interact with sports influencers and professionals, and network with industry leaders.
Dozens of painters and visual artists from the UAE and abroad will be participating in the arts and crafts hub to showcase their artwork through workshops dedicated to the art of painting, calligraphy, pottery, sculpture, carpet-weaving, and Al Khous (weaving palm fronds), in addition to photography.
The ADIHEX live platform will present a series of workshops in which several distinguished speakers will participate and provide the public with a chance to attend several educational and entertainment sessions presented by hundreds of participants.
In addition to the large numbers of hunting, equestrian and heritage enthusiasts that the exhibition attracts every year, it has also succeeded in attracting children and young people as well, through the variety of heritage, fun, and educational activities and features.
The schools visit program, which the Exhibition’s management is keen to develop annually, provides the students of all ages with a chance to learn more about the pillars of the Emirati heritage, particularly falconry, the Arabian saluki, and the falcon and houbara captive-breeding projects, as well as enjoying live shows of horses, police dogs, birds of prey, and traditional archery.
In this year’s edition (ADIHEX 2022), more teachers and students are expected to visit the Exhibition and participate in its various educational and entertainment activities aimed at promoting the culture of creativity, excellence, and sustainability.
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