Hunting and falcon show begins at Katara
September 20 2017 10:17 PM
Visitors will be introduced to different falcon species at the event.


Cultural Village Foundation - Katara launched the first edition of Katara International Hunting and Falcon Exhibition 'S'hail 2017' on Wednesday.
Several local, Arab and international participants are taking apart in the event including 54 from Qatar; 15 from Kuwait, five from Spain, four from Pakistan, three from Germany and one each from the US, England, France, South Africa, Azerbaijan and Lebanon.
The exhibition includes suppliers of hunting vehicles, tools, equipment and falcon-related entities.
The event has been named S'hail, which is a star that is traditionally known for being closely linked to the hunting seasons.

The exhibition includes suppliers of hunting vehicles, tools, equipment and falcon-related entities.

"Katara always opts for traditional names for its festivals and competitions such as El-Meyna and Al-Habbal competitions, Senyar Championship for fishing and pearl diving, Marmi Festival and Al Galayel competition", Katara general manager and chairman of exhibition organising committee, Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti said.
"By this common practice, Katara aims to highlight the cultural heritage in Qatar and the wider region and help combine tradition and modernity in our creative efforts to build bridges with our heritage, on one hand, and with the world on the other.
"Such creative efforts would enrich the cultural process which will hopefully keep expanding, evolving, growing and thriving", al-Sulaiti added.
Seeking to bring hunting ground atmospheres to its audience, Katara has tried to turn into a scale model for hunting and falconry environment throughout the exhibition days as it has prepared traditional sessions that are reminiscent of those held in the desert in addition to a variety of unique events and activities.
Through the exhibition, visitors will be introduced to different falcon species with more than 400 falcons coming from three local farms as well as nine foreign breeding farms in Spain, Germany, France and Russia.
The exhibition will also feature several falcon veterinary clinics, including the Souq Waqif Falcon Hospital which will conduct tests for falcons to be bought in the exhibition.
The Ministry of Interior will be one of the participants at the exhibition as an office will be set up to raise awareness among the attendants of all matters related to purchasing and using hunting weapons and observing safety guidelines and all the services offered by the ministry in this regard.
The Ministry of Municipality and Environment will participate in the exhibition through two offices: one for issuing falcon passports and health card and the other for displaying houbara bustards in addition to other ministry exhibits.
The organising committee has been keen to host the world's best hunting weapons companies to exhibit different kinds of arms (long-range shotgun/ medium-range shotgun/ short-range shotgun/ air gun) and all the weapon accessories such as telescopes, spare parts, and hunting gear.
The audience will be in for an interesting experience to live the exciting atmosphere of the hunting arena through simulated shooting and air gun event as a part of the participation of Qatar Shooting and Archery Association and Al Rami Sports Club.
S'hail 2017 is one of the biggest international falcon exhibitions and has several events and activities including falcon auction and falcon and hunting exhibitions.
Furthermore, the exhibition provides a special stand for handicrafts related to hunting and falcon-related supplies.

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