Abu Dhabi (WAM)
His Excellency Majid Ali Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, Secretary General of the Emirates Falconers Club and President of the International Federation for Falconry and Conservation of Prey, confirmed that the Abu Dhabi Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition is a global platform concerned with the common human heritage and contributes to raising the awareness of the youth and the new generation about traditions The Emirati people, bringing pride in the national identity and the position of Abu Dhabi as a prestigious economic center, but also to introduce them to other cultures and civilizations of the world.
He pointed out that the theme of the event was adopted for the next session, “Sustainability and Heritage… in a renewed spirit”, as a reflection of Abu Dhabi’s efforts to promote environmental sustainability, hunting and heritage sports, and its commitment to to preserve the original heritage.
Show the civilized image
On how the exhibition reflects the cultural and heritage face of the country, he said: The Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition represents an annual renewed opportunity to hold on to the pristine past and highlight the UAE’s bright civilized image at all levels . He emphasized that the fruits of Abu Dhabi’s efforts in organizing the exhibition have transcended the local scale to reach a global level that underlines the prestigious position of the Emirates and its role in preserving heritage and development of human civilization, which was reflected in the country’s choice to lead on several occasions the International Federation of Falconry and Bird Conservation, Al-Jarah and other important international organizations and institutions concerned with the conservation of heritage and nature . His Excellency added: “The local, Arab and international media, spearheading the Emirates News Agency, whose tangible role in highlighting the activities of the exhibition over many months, celebrates annually in 19 primary languages, contributing to bringing the public through the media message to the heart of the event to get acquainted with its pavilions displaying the latest developments.” The world has reached it in the field of hunting equipment and all things heritage sports, and the presence of tens of thousands of visitors from around 120 nationalities in the exhibition certainly help to highlight the hallmarks of the extensive renaissance witnessed by the UAE been in all areas of life and introducing the heritage of parents and grandparents and the importance of preserving and preserving it for future generations. while protecting nature.
Components of a National Identity
Regarding the interest of the wise leadership in the exhibition since its inception, he said that heritage is a fundamental pillar in the approach established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God bless them. bless souls, and with the assumption of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan The Presidency of the UAE, the dossier of heritage conservation and development stands out as an important part of the national identity and a hallmark of Emirati personality. He continued: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God protect him, would like to visit the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition where His Highness expresses his interest to meet exhibitors from all over the world and learn more about the development of the exhibition each year and the different activities and events it offers to tens of thousands of visitors. Al-Mansoori expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the sponsor of the exhibition, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Representative of the Ruler of the Region Al Dhafra, President of the Emirates Falconers Club, and their Highnesses Sheikhs, for the wonderful support the exhibition and all local efforts that contribute to the protection of the Emirates and human heritage and its commitment to society in the hearts of individuals.
Preserving the environment and sustainable fishing
Al Mansouri said: “His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan last July commissioned to develop the strategy of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition on preserving the UAE’s cultural heritage and strengthening its role in preserving the environment, sustainable hunting, presenting the heritage and working towards greater success for the cultural, educational and knowledge content of the exhibition Through innovative services, technologies, products and events with a renewed vision appropriate to the continuous development of this great international event, which this year celebrates its twentieth anniversary.” Regarding the key events during the current session, Al Mansouri explained that for the second time in its history, the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition will be held for 7 consecutive days, reflecting the increasing public attendance and meeting the expectations of falconry, hunting, equestrian and heritage enthusiasts around the world and responding to the aspirations of exhibitors in the 11 sectors that make up and characterize the event.
100 live activities and workshops
He pointed out that over the seven days there are more than 100 live activities, workshops and interesting events waiting for the public of the exhibition, including educational activities, innovative competitions, traditional and direct sports performances that attract everyone and bring more fun and learning opportunities to the family and to enhance the attractiveness of the Abu Dhabi exhibition as a public family festival that matters and is suitable for all family members and members of the community.
Falcon, Camel & Horse Auctions
He added: Auctions of falcons, camels, horses, horse shows, archery, birds of prey and dogs, the most beautiful falcon competitions, saluki auctions and live heritage shows are among the most attractive events for the public. and arrows for beginners and professionals as well as discovering the latest equipment available in archery and the exciting show of archery from a horse.
Educational and Entertaining Content
On the field of outdoor sports, he said: While the event showcases sports equipment and the most popular outdoor events, the exhibition also invites visitors to learn about influencers and actors in the field of adventure and exciting sports and interact with industry leaders in this area The live broadcast platform in the exhibition offers a series of workshops that participate It has a leading elite of speakers and offers the public free opportunities to follow the educational and entertainment content presented by hundreds of participants. hunting, equestrian and heritage enthusiasts, who are visited annually by the exhibition, the event managed to attract children and young people also through the varied range of activities and events. Heritage, educational and entertainment.
arts and crafts
His Excellency Majid Ali Al Mansouri said: The “Arts and Handicrafts” sector represents a very important artistic platform for exhibiting the products of a group of Emirati creators, both individuals and institutions, which is a real opportunity for communication between them and the audiences who love arts related to cultural heritage, and the aesthetics of UAE’s cultural heritage are emphasized and enhanced in the sector. Efforts to raise awareness of the importance of preserving traditional professions and crafts and the sustainability of traditional industries.Dozens of painters and plastic artists from the state and other countries of the world participate in the art exhibition activities, which also witness workshops specializing in all kinds of painting, Arabic calligraphy, pottery industries, sculpture, carpets, wicker / palm leaves / besides a corner photographer.