Falcons and falconry

Falcons and falconry are a key part of Arab culture and heritage.πŸŒ΄πŸ‘Œ

There are, in fact, 1500 different words for ‘falcons’ and ‘falconry’ in the Arabic language, alone.πŸ˜ŽπŸŒ…

Falcons are also the national bird of Qatar, Oman and the UAE.πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦πŸ‘‘πŸ¦

They were traditionally used to hunt smaller birds by the Bedouins, for centuries and treated as part of the tribe. They are now a treasured species for responsible breeding and competitions.😎😎

The annual ‘S’hail – Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition’, attracts thousands of local and international visitors each year.Β πŸŒ…πŸŽ‰

Qatar remains a “buyer’s market” for falcons. Prices can range between QAR100,000 and QAR400,000, although some species of Gyrfalcon can fetch up to QAR1m 🐦

With the COVID-19 pandemic, future competitions are uncertain but the friendship between falcons and Gulf Arab people, will never change.β˜ΊοΈπŸŒ…

The Falcon Hospital remains operational with limited hours of service during the pandemic. Please call ahead to secure your appointment on 4414 5960

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