Dubai horse fair attracts firms from 30 countries

Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, inaugurating the Dubai International Horse Fair at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday. Dubai horse fair attracts firms from 30 countries Staff Report Published: March 20, 2008, 23:54 Dubai: Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, on Thursday inaugurated the 2008 Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Following the opening ceremony, he toured the show, which this year attracted over 200 companies from 30 countries. Organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre, DIHF will run till tomorrow. The show will run from 11am to 8pm tomorrow and from 2 to 8.30pm today. The show runs alongside the fifth Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship (DIAHC), a three-day competition for purebred Arabian horses culminating in the Championship classes for the most exquisite horses. “The response from both visitors and exhibitors has been extremely strong this year, with many international attendees saying that the show is now firmly among the world’s best equestrian events,” said Abdullah Qassem, board member, higher organising committee of DIHF and DIAHC. DIHF brings together local distributors, international horse owners, manufacturers, breeders and suppliers as well as the wider riding community. Building on last year’s successful introduction of seminars and exhibitor presentations at DIHF, veterinarians and horse owners have been invited to participate again. Source: WAM

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