A combo image shows Sheikh Hamdan with a falcon.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, published a breathtaking video of falconry in Dubai on his Instagram stories.
The video shows the Crown Prince of Dubai enjoying a sunny day in the desert with falcons. The video shows Sheikh Hamdan nurturing a falcon, then the falcon flies away. The 15-second clip highlighted Sheikh Hamdan’s love for falconry.
The sport-enthusiastic Crown Prince of Dubai is an avid animal and nature lover. He keeps sharing details of his whereabouts and adventures from around the globe.
Recently, Sheikh Hamdan took his humbleness to a new level when he decided to cordon off his Mercedes-AMG G63 SUV at the parking lot of his residence in Dubai after a bird built a nest on it.
For 4,000 years, Bedouin in the UAE and wider Arabian Peninsula practiced falconry as an important form of hunting in a resource-scarce land. Its role in society, however, has changed over time, and today it is one of the UAE’s most honoured traditional sports.
Falconry’s revered status derives from the sense of courage, honour and nobility – prized traditional Arab values – that are associated with the sport, as well as its links to nature conservation, respect for animals and the comradery among falconers.
Sheikh Mohammed, smiling, grabs the man and performs what appears to look like a rare choke.
The slow motion video shows Sheikh Hamdan’s love for falconry.
In a series of videos on his Instagram account, the Crown Prince of Dubai was seen playing tennis with Uncle Saeed.
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A territorial row over the islands, which the Soviets seized at the end of World War Two, has prevented the two countries from signing a formal peace treaty. Japan calls the islands the Northern Territories and Russia calls them the Kurils.
On this UAE National Day, he noted, there is much satisfaction with the progress that has been achieved in recent years, with both our nations' development and with China-UAE bilateral relations.
This 02 December, as we jubilantly congratulate the United Arab Emirates and the Emiratis for their 49th National Day, let us all jointly, warmly express Shukran Jazeelan! Mutamaniyaan Lakum Yawmaan Wataniaan Saeidaan Jiddaan!