The Caracal pistol is a series of semi-automatic pistols manufactured by Caracal International L.L.C., a subsidiary of Tawazun Holding from the United Arab Emirates. The Caracal series are the first pistols produced and manufactured in the United Arab Emirates.
In 2007, Tawazun Holding L.L.C. – the wholly owned subsidiary of the United Arab Emirates Offset Program Bureau (OPB), acquired the assets of Caracal International.
Since 2011, Caracal pistols began manufacturing in Germany by Caracal GmbH operating from Suhl in Thuringia. Caracal GmbH is a subsidiary of the German hunting rifle and shotgun manufacturer, Merkel GmbH which was acquired by Caracal International L.L.C. in 2007.