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VIDEO: Sheikh Hamdan shares falconry skills


A combo image shows Sheikh Hamdan with a falcon.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

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.

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