The future of Emirati heritage sport is bright as falconers, as young as five years old, proved their mettle at the Fazza Championship for Falconry – Juniors Category, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC)
Advanced technology plays an important role in falconry, said Mohammed Abdullah Bin Dalmook, Director of Corporate Support at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC).
Falconers from all over the UAE participated with a record number of 556 falcons in the Dhs1 million worth 4th edition of the Rashid Bin Humaid Falconry Championship,
A young falcon in Saudi Arabia has sold for more than $170,000, the most expensive sale ever of that type of bird and the costliest purchase so far at an annual 45-day auction of the hunting birds cherished in Gulf countries.
Individual Emirati falconers have demonstrated their skills in breeding champion falcons in the General Public category of the ongoing Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah. The competitions have witnessed the mixed participation across the GCC falconers and teams from the Sheikhs categories.
Pakistani authorities said Saturday they had foiled an attempt to smuggle dozens of endangered falcons worth more than one million dollars out of the country.
According to the state news agency SPA, the sale is considered the most expensive Saudi-produced falcon across farms in the Middle East.The falcon is 17.5 inches long, 17.25 inches wide, and weighs 1,105 grams.