Caracal to Launch the Gulf’s First Shooting Club

Sporting club to revive and preserve traditional Arabian sport

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2007 --( Caracal International, the Middle East’s newly established light weapons manufacturer announces the project launch of The Caracal Shooting Club in Abu Dhabi, late 2008.

Located at a purpose built extension of the prestigious Abu Dhabi Officers’ Club, the shooting club will boast a lavish 25m shooting range along with a broad range of amenities that include a simulation shooting range, an impressive gift shop and a luxury coffee shop.

“Caracal is pleased to be launching the UAE’s first real shooting club, which is sure to become recognized as a one of kind facility in this region, and appreciated for its international standards of quality and innovation,” said Managing Director of Caracal International, Hamad Khalifa Al Neyadi.

Al Neyadi said that the Caracal Shooting Club will set the standard for excellence, immersing the visitor in an unforgettable experience. “The creation of the shooting club has considerable significance as it is intended to revive the art of shooting and marksmanship; sports that have always been traditionally linked to our heritage and history.”

Al Neyadi explained that there would be stringent processes for membership into the club, with the government setting guidelines on eligibility and the club ensuring strict supervision of minors at all times. “The Caracal Shooting Club will make sure that all activities are carried out in safety and security, in a manner that is totally controlled and sportsman-like.”

The simulation range at the club will offer a safe and unique environment for beginners, through the use of laser based firearms in the world’s most technologically advanced simulator of its kind. The club will also provide complimentary safety awareness courses to first time shooters, with shooting classes delivered to individuals or groups.

Members would be able to experience a life-like virtual reality experience on the inter-active video screen, and also take part in target shooting or arcade style practice. The impressive 25m shooting range will give members the opportunity to participate in Olympic standard target pistol shooting, and build their skills through competition with others.

Friends and family would be able to watch at a safe distance, while enjoying the club’s amenities of indoor and outdoor lounge areas with screens and other entertainment. A coffee shop, with a full service menu, would offer a comfortable and relaxed setting to visitors and members.

“We are confident the club will offer the community a winning combination of good sports, unsurpassed service, safety and education,” said Al Neyadi. “To deliver that promise, we will ensure that all of our staff are fully trained and qualified to make the shooting experience safe and enjoyable for all.”


About Caracal

Caracal International, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is a light weapons manufacturer.

Caracal is a highly advanced pistol manufacturing industry that was established for the first time in the GCC. Caracal was officially launched in February 2007 at IDEX 2007 in Abu Dhabi.

Caracal's production capabilities include machining, surface treatment, quality control and assembly line.

A test certificate was issued in May 2006 fully certifying the Caracal Pistol to be in compliance with the test criteria of NATO D14 standard, TA Police Standard and the Federal Armed Forces Technical Purchasing requirements.

Caracal International L.L.C acquired the German company Merkel, a leading European rifle and shotgun manufacturer, in July of 2007. As part of the acquisition, Caracal will promote the sales of Merkel products in the Gulf, Middle East, Asian and African markets.
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