The UAE authorities announced that those over the age of 21 could buy weapons in the UAE provided they meet the criteria highlighted for the purchase.
The Higher Organising Committee of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) has launched the “Guidelines for the Hunting Guns Sector” for exhibitors:
— Licensing can be done through UAE Ministry of Interior and the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ. Ee-programmes for licensing processes to acquire hunting weapons, speeding up procedures for obtaining them, and coordinating with the licensing authorities of the GCC and other countries.
— Emiratis over the age of 21 can buy weapons from ADIHEX.
— Other nationalities are also allowed to buy hunting weapons, but they have to provide a no objection certificate from their country stating the number of pieces and types allowed for them.
The weapons that are allowed to be purchased are:
– Hunting rifles
– Pistols up to 9 mm caliber
– Heritage swords and daggers
– Hunting knives
– Wooden and plastic archery units
– Air guns that are less than 8 joules which do not require a license but require a prior permit.
— Minors may purchase weapons, but they have to get their parent’s or guardians’ consent.