Over 500 falconers from 80 countries are coming for the iconic festival.
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SynopsisHosted by The Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee, Abu Dhabi, the fourth edition of the International Festival of Falconry will take place on December 8 to 9 at Khalifa Park.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in Abu Dhabi; this year, the festival celebrates youth under the theme: The leaders of the current generation pass knowledge, wisdom and skills of falconry to the youth and make it a living heritage & legacy for generations to come.
Attracting over hundreds of falconers, experts, researchers and other representatives from UNESCO and other international organisations, the festival talks about promotion and preservation of the heritage of falconry and the protection of the environment.
A unique opportunity for dialogue, interaction, and open exchange of expertise among falconers and those interested in falconry. Explore and understand diverse falconry traditions of the world and gain practical knowledge about the experience of desert life.
The falconers spend two days with their birds of prey where they practice the different traditions of falconry. Specialised scientific, art, and cultural exhibitions and splendid folklore performances, depict falconry traditions in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan, China, Eastern Asia, and the United Sates.
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