ADIHEXAbu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition
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About EAD's participation in ADIHEX, HE Al Mubarak noted that "this annual event provides us with a platform to interact with the community and highlight Abu Dhabi government's efforts to achieve long-term conservation of biodiversity.
For gun collectors, a host of exclusive and one of a kind weapons were also available at ADIHEX.
Abdullah Butti Al Qubaisi, Director of ADIHEX said the exhibition that spreads over a record area of about 41,000 sq mt, will have a line up of cultural and educational shows and programmes aimed at creating awareness about the hunting and equestrian heritage of the country.
The director of the exhibition Abdulla Batti al-Qubaisi explained that ADIHEX has enjoyed constant Qatari participation since 2003, which reflects the strong relations between Qatar and the UAE.
Preservation of tradition and cultural heritage has been at the core of the event since ADIHEX made its debut on the world stage in 2003 as a unique event that combines conventional Middle Eastern customs with modern equipments and knowhow.
ADIHEX seeks to attract a larger number of exhibitors and visitors as it aspires to transform the Emirate of Abu Dhabi into a regional hub for the preservation of cultural heritage," said Mohammad Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the ADIHEX Higher Organising Committee.
Margit Muller, Director of ADFH said: "Our participation at ADIHEX enables us to connect with our customers from the Gulf region through the live examinations we conduct on falcons.
Running from 4 - 7 September 2013, ADIHEX will feature displays of traditional hunting excursions and equestrian shows demonstrating Emirati horsemanship.
On the day I was at ADIHEX, it was awash with Emirati men in national dress who were having a great deal of fun stroking the many live falcons on display and admiring all the weapons up for sale.
A press conference was held within ADIHEX activities to officially unveil the name of the RC female horse riders participating in the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) to be held in Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club racetrack during the month of November.
Up to 40 countries had participated in ADIHEX previous edition.
Commenting on the visit, Sheikh Mohammed said that "organising such an event reflects the UAE's interest in the Arabian heritage and keenness to preserve it for our next generation", stressing that the UAE and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries' participation at ADIHEX 2012, epitomises unity of history and traditions.