The inaugural edition of the Al Asayl Exhibition for horse, camel, and gaming bird owners, breeders,  stables, clubs, vets, professional and amateur riders, commenced Thursday at Expo Al Dhaid in Sharjah.

Organised by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the show has attracted more than 25 companies and recognised equestrian and falconry brands, in addition to a number of public clubs and associations.

The three-day exhibition was inaugurated by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of SCCI, in the presence of Sheikh Majid bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Head of the Department of Suburbs and Villages Affairs in Sharjah, HE

Waleed Abdul Rahman Bukhatir, Second Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of SCCI, as well as other SCCI board members. It will run until 10 September.

HE Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director-General of SCCI, HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, K. Candra Negara, Consul General of Indonesia in Dubai, and Sultan Shattaf, Sales and Marketing Director, Expo Centre Sharjah, were also present, in addition to representatives of a number of diplomatic delegations from Belgium, Kenya, Bangladesh and

Ethiopia.

Al Owais said the Al Asayl Exhibition realises the directives of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and seeks to promote the sustainability of traditional sports, which are an integral part of Arab, Emirati and the region’s heritage.

HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, added: “In addition to playing a pivotal role in supporting hunting and equestrian-related industries, the exhibition will provide falconers and equestrian enthusiasts with an opportunity to acquire the latest equipment and supplies for horse and camel care.”

The exhibition offers the most popular products for the care of equines and camels, along with stable equipment, sports equipment, supplements, fodder, and animal transportation and relocation equipment at competitive prices.

A series of activities and educational workshops will also be held as part of the programme.

The exhibition will receive visitors on Friday from 3pm-9pm and on Saturday from 11am-6pm.