Equestrian exhibition set to create record
Abu Dhabi , October 23, 2007
This year's International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex) looks set to break all previous records and be the most successful event ever held.
Staged under the patronage of deputy prime minister and head of the UAE Falconers Club Shaikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the exhibition is being held at the stunning new Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The event opens tomorrow (October 24) and concludes on October 27.
Organisers are expecting a massive attendance of 60,000 people at the four-day exhibition which is already 25 per cent bigger than last year with 500 participants from 40 countries.
Staged in the new exhibition centre with its five-star facilities, visitors will enjoy new features and experiences, many new products and demonstrations, the chance to win prizes and a free full colour catalogue to help them make the most of their visit. Doors open at 11am daily and the show closes at 10pm.
Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan will officially open the event tomorrow at 4pm. Over 3,000 VIP guests have been invited to attend the opening ceremony, or visit the show at any time over four days. This year's sponsors are Sorouh and Damas.
One of the most popular features of Adihex is the diverse range of competitions. Competitions are being held for the best hybrid falcons; the best idea or invention in hunting or falconry equipment; the best 'Nabati' poems on falcons and hunting; the best research on Arab hunting and equestrian; the finest Saluki; the finest paintings and the finest hunting and equestrian photographs; traditional handicrafts and even an Arabic coffee brewing contest.
Visitors to the show can see on display the very high standard of entries for the painting, poetry and photographic competitions.
The exhibition is owned by the Emirates Falconer's Club, organised by Turret Middle East and is held in association with the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage.- TradeArabia News Service