CARACAL Showcases Bespoke Hunting Rifles and Gold ‘Spirit of the Emirates’ Pistol

  • CARACAL unveils three high-end hunting rifles featuring special engravings inspired by the UAE
  • CARACAL showcases a prestigious pistol with gold inlay engraving and plating

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 26 September, 2022 – CARACAL, a leading small arms manufacturer and entity within EDGE, one of the top 25 advanced technology and defence groups in the world, is showcasing a collection of superior custom hunting rifles and a pistol, in addition to displaying their range of high-performance pistols, submachine guns, and assault and sniper rifles at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX 2022).

Marking its 15th appearance at the event, which is running from 26 September to 2 October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), CARACAL, with the help of its subsidiary MERKEL, a German producer of luxury hunting rifles, has unveiled three hand-made HELIX Custom hunting rifles featuring arabesque designs, and engravings on the system casing, pistol grip cap and cocking lever. The first rifle features the Arabian Caracal, a wild cat native to parts of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The second rifle is inspired by the desert landscape of the UAE’s Empty Quarter. The third rifle features the new Museum of the Future in Dubai, also framed with desert scenes. Adding to the elegance of these pieces, the triggers are gold plated and the straight comb, German cheek piece stocks are made from the finest walnut wood from the high regions of the Caucasus.

Hamad Alameri, CEO of CARACAL, said: “Our custom hunting rifle display at ADIHEX has become a tradition over the past few years. Building on the event’s theme of ‘Sustainability and Heritage… A Reborn Aspiration’, we chose to create three uniquely UAE designs that perfectly reflect the heritage and aspirations of our country.”

CARACAL is also showcasing a unique ‘Spirit of the Emirates’ pistol. Chambered in 9x19mm Luger, the pistol features 24 carat gold-inlay engraving and plating. Arabic calligraphy forming the shape of a falcon is engraved on the slide, with the word CARACAL in Arabic engraved on the upper frame. The muzzle, trigger, magazine, magazine release, slide stop, hammer, ejection port, tang and grip screw are gold plated, with an aerospace alloy frame grip and high tensile steel slide and upper frame. The pistol is presented in a case made of exotic woods, and a lid encrusted with a ‘Spirit of the Emirates’ logo formed by Diwani calligraphy.

ADIHEX is the largest exhibition for hunting, equestrian, and heritage preservation in the Middle East and Africa region. The highly celebrated annual event attracts over 105,000 local and global visitors to explore the latest technologies, innovations, and trends in equestrian, hunting, camping, traditional and modern hunting. As a sector sponsor, ADIHEX 2022 offers CARACAL the opportunity to deepen its affinity with the UAE public, feature its trailblazing small arms, and highlight its global presence and reputation.

Attendees of ADIHEX can visit CARACAL at stand 12.A01.


Established in 2007, CARACAL is a regional and international leader in high-performance small arms. The company designs, engineers, innovates and manufactures mission-proven firearms for law enforcement, security and military forces, with a production legacy spanning more than 15 years.

CARACAL’s product portfolio includes pistols, submachine guns, assault rifles and sniper rifles across a range of calibres. CARACAL’s experience reflects in the quality, performance and dependability of its growing range of weapons, incorporating the latest technological advances, developed to meet the evolving and challenging nature of warfare as well as the diverse mission requirements of customers in the UAE and abroad.

CARACAL is part of the Missiles & Weapons cluster of EDGE Group, an advanced technology group that ranks among the top 25 military suppliers in the world.

About EDGE

Launched in November 2019, the UAE’s EDGE is one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups, established to develop agile, bold and disruptive solutions for defence and beyond, and to be a catalyst for change and transformation. It is dedicated to bringing breakthrough innovations, products, and services to market with greater speed and efficiency, to position the UAE as a leading global hub for future industries, and to creating clear paths within the sector for the next generation of highly-skilled talent to thrive. With a focus on the adoption of 4IR technologies, EDGE is driving the development of sovereign capabilities for global export and for the preservation of national security, working with front-line operators, international partners, and adopting advanced technologies such as autonomous capabilities, cyber-physical systems, advanced propulsion systems, robotics and smart materials. EDGE converges R&D, emerging technologies, digital transformation, and commercial market innovations with military capabilities to develop disruptive solutions tailored to the specific requirements of its customers. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, EDGE consolidates more than 20 entities into four core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Electronic Warfare & Cyber Technologies, and Trading & Mission Support.