In the Largest Edition of ADIHEX, All Nationalities Are Allowed to Buy Weapons and Hunting Equipment

08/08/2019

 

August 8th2019, Abu Dhabi:-The Higher Organizing Committee of the 17thEdition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) has announced thatall nationalities can acquire weapons and hunting equipment at the exhibition. To acquire weapons, all buyers must present a license and a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from respective authorities in their countries stating the number of weapons and types allowed.All purchases should be done onsite at ADIHEXon August 27th to 31st 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.

The Higher Organizing Committee of ADIHEX continues to welcome the support and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of Emirates Falconers’ Club.  This year’s team is "Together to Consolidate Sustainable Hunting Initiatives.”

His Excellency Majid Al Mansoori, Secretary General of the Emirates Falconers’ Club  andChairman of the Higher Organizing Committeesaid, “The vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the continued support and generous sponsorship of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of Emirates Falconers Club  has made ADIHEX a world heritage and cultural festival that consolidates Abu Dhabi's position on the world tourism map. The exhibition is one of the most important annual events that promotes the culture of sustainable hunting with the aim of facilitating an ecological balance between hunting while preserving the life cycle of various wild prey at the same time.”

Al Mansoori confirmed that the Higher Organizing Committee of the exhibition ensured that several new initiatives are in place to make the 17th Edition the largest and most successful to date. Similarly, one of the key changes done by the Committee was setting the date of the exhibition to be on August 27th to 31st 2019 so that it precedes the hunting season. As such, all falconers can be prepared and acquire all the tools and equipment they may need from the sectors of the exhibition.

Al Mansoorifurther states his confidence about the success of the upcoming edition in the context of newly introduced government led policies that offer all companies specialized in the sale of hunting weaponsmore opportunities to generate business and established relationships in the region.One of the key policies provides the opportunity for UAE Nationals over the age of 21 years to acquire three weapons from the exhibition. This is in addition to allowing all nationalities to acquire weapons and hunting equipment during the event subject to the issuance of a license and a No Objection Certificate from their countries indicating the number of weapons and types allowed.

Al Mansoori praised the significant role played by the Ministry of Interior and the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters in facilitating the procedures of licenses for the purchase of weapons before and during the exhibition. The purchase of weapons will be in accordance with current legislation, requirements and the availability of all necessary documents.

Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition is organized by Emirates Falconers’ Club.  The Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and the International Fund for Houbara Conservation are the Official Sponsors of the event while Wahat Al Zaweya is the Sustainability Sponsor andBararyAinAlfayda Development and Tiger Properties are the Sector Sponsors.  Event supporters include the Department of Culture and Tourism and Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee Abu Dhabi. 2019 Feature Partners are, Virgin Megastore continues to be the event’s Official Ticketing Partner, Baynounah TV is the Official Media Partner, Pyramedia is the Media Sector Sponsor. Other sponsors include Smart Design, Dhabian Equestrian Club, Gigaworks and the Emirates Heritage Club, Al Shaali Moto Trading and Bawabat Al Sharq Mall.