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ADIHEX Celebrates the Legacy of Sheikh Zayed

The 16th Edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) will be held from September 25th to 29th at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers Club, this year’s exhibition will centre around Sheikh Zayed’s interests. With ‘The Year of Zayed’ as the overarching theme, ADIHEX will focus on the protection of the environment, falconry, sustainable hunting, and equestrianism.

His Excellency Majid Ali Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of ADIHEX and Secretary General of the Emirates Falconers’ Club, said, “The 16th Edition of ADIHEX has been dedicated to celebrate the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The exhibition will highlight the most important initiatives and projects laid down by the former UAE leader in areas of falconry, equestrian, conservation of the environment and sustainable hunting.”

ADIHEX 2018 is organised by Emirates Falconers’ Club and will be sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, Wahat Al Zaweya, the Dhabian Equestrian Club, Smart Design LLC and Tiger Properties.

"The 16th Edition of ADIHEX has been dedicated to celebrate the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan," His Excellency Majid Ali Al Mansouri

The exhibition is supported by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) and The Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee in addition to many local, regional and international media partners.

International Exhibitors

ADIHEX is the region’s largest exhibition for hunting, equestrian and heritage preservation. This year will see several new exhibitors from the UAE and all around the world, with activations including the promotion and preservation of environmental and cultural heritage, hunting equipment, tourism, safaris, weapons, falconry, equestrian, sports fishing, marine sports, outdoor leisure and vehicle equipment, in addition to arts, crafts and entertainment for children.

ADIHEX also offers visitors the opportunity to experience the UAE’s cultural heritage in all its aspects and learn about the latest equipment for camping, fishing and hunting, watersports, outdoor sports, and equestrian activities.

Last year’s exhibition attracted more than 100,000 visitors from more than 120 nationalities.

New at ADIHEX 2018

This year, ADIHEX has introduced even more exciting activities for families with children, including live shows, an Arabian Saluki contest, photography competition, and a children’s knowledge area.

“We have worked hard towards expanding and developing the vision of ADIHEX for 2018, including re-designing its look and giving it a fresh experience,” said Al Mansouri.

The exhibition also features live shows with horses, dogs, birds and falcons, and hunting activities including archery, a shooting range and shooting simulator, fishing simulator, paintball target shooting range, and airsoft shooting. This is all in addition to camel and horse auctions, as well as art exhibitions, photo galleries, and falconry shows.


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