About the Organisers


 

ADIHEX is organised by the Emirates Falconers' Club, a non-profit public organisation that is established to raise awareness of the value of falconry as an art and cultural heritage. 

Established in 2001, under the guidance and patronage of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, EFC brings together local and international falconers to educate and promote concerted efforts towards the protection and development of the UAE's inherent heritage of falconry, related sustainable and environmental practices and ethics through organising world-class events and supporting various educational and environmental initiatives.

EFC understands that the lifeblood of falconry, hunting and related wildlife and environmental activities relies on concerted initiatives in the preservation of the environment and the UAE’s cultural heritage. We cater to this need by strengthening the initiatives towards nurturing and training the next generations in practicing falconry as a sport. This is facilitated by a wide support network of environment agencies, international support associations & our government partners in the UAE & various partners worldwide.

The EFC also supports the initiatives of the International Association of Falconry, specifically on the promotion of wildlife and environment preservation, as well as many other initiatives that had far-reaching implications at national, regional and international levels. As part of the global movement, the EFC works internationally to connect the UAE and various governmental and institutional advocates with their counterparts abroad.