Hunting Gun Buyer Guidelines

The following procedures must be adhered to when buying a weapon:

1.Having selected a weapon, complete the form which will be provided by the participating weapons company at ADIHEX and attach 2 photographs, a copy of Khulasa and a copy of your passport.

2.Obtain the approval from the Weapons Licensing Office bringing all the documents below:

1.The Original passport and a photocopy

2. The Original labor card and a photocopy

3. The Original family book and a photocopy

4. The Original Emirates identity card and photocopy

5. The Original certificate of good conduct from Abu Dhabi Police.

6. Certificate of Weapon Proficiency (for non-military people)

7. For more information, please call 800 555Certificate of Weapon Proficiency (for non-military people)

3.You may obtain the approval/permit from the Weapons Licensing Department as follows:


Before the show days at the Weapons Licensing Department, in order to receive the purchased weapon during the show days, you may apply for the permit in the Weaponry Licensing Department.


Apply onsite during the show days in the Weapons Licensing Office BUT (receiving your purchased weapon may not be 100% guaranteed during the show days), Paying the required amount to the company. In case the license is rejected, the full amount shall be refunded.

1. The Weapons Licensing Office will receive the weapon from theexhibiting company and the exhibition organizers after the closing of theexhibition and will finalize the licensing procedure and deliver the weapon to the new owner.

2. The weapons that will be mentioned on the end user certificatewill strictly be identical to those coming to the event. Therewon’t be any exception by the Abu Dhabi Police.

Apart from UAE Nationals, GCC and other countries are not allowed to purchase weapons onsite.


  • Knives, bows and arrows must be handed to the buyer outside the exhibition hall while leaving the exhibition. There will be a collectionpoint at the exit of the hunting guns hall.
  • Under no circumstances should the knives, bows & Arrows be handed over to the buyer inside the halls - the buyer should collect the item purchased once leaving the exhibition.
  • Buyers between the age of 18 – 20 years old must be accompanied by a parent guardian when purchasing knives or bows and arrows.
  • It is strictly prohibited to sell knives, bows and arrows to anyone under 18 years old.

Prohibited products include:

  • Knives & white arms used in unusual civilian purposes
  • Swords and daggers (excluding heritage)
  • Fencing, spears and arrows
  • Pickaxe & axes used in unusual civilian purposes
  • Punching accessories made for killing or abusing
  • Sticks with harpoon or heavily metals made for combat purposes
  • Spear weapons
  • Machete Combat
  • Pin or stick or roller chains, which ends with thorns
  • Chains linked to white arms

For CITES enquiries:

Email: maalmansouri@ead.ae

Mobile: +971 50 6688627


Recommendations of the Federal Environmental Agency with regards to the selling and purchase of animals and their derivatives:

ADIHEX complies with the recommendations of the Federal Environmental Agency (Cites Management Authority in the UAE) and Federal Law No. (11) of 2002 concerning Regulation and Control of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, and particularly the articles (25, 26, 27, 28, and 29) of this law. The recommendations are as follows:

  • Not to exhibit animals, plants or their derivatives (alive or Taxidermic displays) that do not hold CITES Certificates or Permits (such as Houbara Bustard, Houbara lures, skins and other hunting trophies).
  • Not to import live CITES- listed species or their derivatives before obtaining Import Certificates (from the Federal Environmental Agency for Abu Dhabi Emirate or the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries for the northern Emirates- Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Um Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Al Fujairah).
  • Not to import CITES- listed species or their derivatives before obtaining Export Certificates from the CITES authorities concerned with CITES implementation in the exporting countries.
  • Not to give away falcons in the raffle draws during the exhibition before getting them initially registered and approved by the UAE CITES Office present at the exhibition.
  • Please note that delivering a falcon without notifying the CITES Office will hamper transferring it to a new owner, or delay exporting / re-exporting it, until the necessary documents are obtained.
  • When transferring a falcon to a new owner, the old owner should givethe new owner a copy of the falcon’s Birth Certificate or the falcon’s Export Certificate issued from the country of origin.

For CITES enquiries:

Email: maalmansouri@ead.ae

Mobile: +971 50 6688627