Turkey, Indonesia and South Africa will make debut in Al Fares, the international equine trade fair considered the oldest in Asia and Africa, that will be held from October 5-7 2016 in Meydan.
“Al Fares 2016 will powerfully kick off being the only fair that comes very prior to the kick off of the horseracing season in Dubai. We have moved to Meydan because we consider it the ideal destination for the equestrian business, sport and lifestyle not only in the UAE but also regionally,” said Satish Khanna, General Manager of Al Fajer Information and Service that organizes this show every two years.
“It is delighting that we have added these three countries into our participants’ list as this shows the continuous interest in Dubai as a springboard to serve the entire Middle East market,” added Khanna. “Capitalizing on the booming regional market for equestrian products, Al Fares is one of the most prominent equestrian shows worldwide that offer a leading trade platform to do business.”
“Shifting venue of Al Fares to Meydan is in line with the efforts of Meydan Group to link the world with Dubai through international horseracing and equestrian events. Meydan will let us serve the equestrian business at a closer proximity as it is not just a venue for horseracing, but an integrated city that is sustainable, environmentally responsible positioning Dubai at the center of the competitive global business stage,” Khanna added.
“Huge number of visitors is expected to visit the exhibition that allows direct retail shopping prior to the racing season and holding it in Meydan will further strengthen the position of the show,” said Rasheed Mbayed, Exhibition Manager, Al Fares 2016.
The UAE tops the list among MENA countries in the equine industry due to the many world-class races held, including endurance, flat races and show jumping. Also, there are a variety of private and public clubs in the UAE that highly contribute in the development of this industry in the country.
“More than 200 racing stables listed from the Gulf look into Al Fares as a retail shop for three days. The show is well positioned to cater to the needs of the series of horse races happening in the UAE as a time the average flat race in the UAE is among the highest internationally, according to the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities,” added Mbayed.
The exhibition offers a platform for traders to showcase equine food, medicines and infrastructure for the establishment of racing centers plus any other maintenance services associated with the horses and the equestrian sector. It also displays the latest new products and services for horses and riders.
This year’s Al Fares will host a series of exciting discussion panels and sessions about the equine industry and horses. These sessions will throw light on the latest technologies and scientific researches. They represent an ideal opportunity for horse owners, veterinarians and equine industry professionals and fans to benefit from the international expertise and the latest findings in this domain.
The exhibition reflects the remarkable development witnessed by UAE equestrian sector and highlights the latest new products and services for horses and riders. It also attracts horse owners, trainers, equine industry experts and renowned horsemen as well as professional polo players from all over the world.
The exhibition also showcases the latest equipment and equestrian products bringing together horse owners, trainers and industry leaders.
The organizers of Al Fares 2016 say that there is an ambiance of competition among exhibitors at this edition which comes as an additional value for both individual buyers as well as companies.
The 11th edition of Al Fares 2016 will feature elite names of international players in the equine industry and will open its doors to the traders and public between 11 am till 7 pm daily.