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Falconry – Sport of the Skies

Falconry – Sport of the Skies

Falconry is a sport and means of hunting practiced over 4000 years by the Bedouin in the United Arab Emirates. It is one of the UAE’e most honoured traditional sports now.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Emirates Falconer’s Club has said as follows.

“Falconry allows our children to enjoy the spell of the desert, imbuing them with the virtues of patience and fortitude, willpower and companionship, values that are just as important today, as they have been for generations”.


The Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan practiced falconry from a young age and was a tremendous proponent of the sport of falconry. He supported the conservation and embodied the values of falconry.

He launched many initiatives to promote falconry as sport including a falcon release programme. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has become the largest falcon hospital in the world.

Read more about Falconry here

Picture used for illustration only – Credit Andrea Pokrzywinski

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