FROM 4th of Dec. till the 9th of Dec. 2017
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (may God protect him), the Cultural Program’s and Heritage Festivals Committee – Abu Dhabi hosts the 2017 International Festival of Falconry .
The new edition will feature more than 500 young falconers, experts, researchers, including officials from over 80 countries with representatives from UNESCO and other international organizations concerned with the preservation of the heritage of falconry, and the protection of the environment.
“It is our task to pass on the Art of Falconry to the Youth, securing the transfer of our unique falconry tradition and practice onto the next generation”
The Festival provides an environment for the exchange and dialogue between civilizations and cultures, and offers a rare platform for the gathering of people, organizations and individuals who hold a special interest in falconry.
The main objective remains the passing on to the next generation and how to promote, protect and develop this heritage which is considered a significant pillar of national identity, and which has been inscribed on UNESCOs Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The International Festival of Falconry enjoys a significant international reputation, and draws hundreds of falconers, experts, and specialists from around the world. The educational activities, art and cultural aspect will leave a strong impression on the lovers of falconry. The Festival is also an occasion to display the UAE’s commitment to preservation and the protection of falconry as part of its heritage and promoting its sustainability.
If you want more information please contact : Festival@iaf.org