5TH INTERNATIONAL HUNTING & FALCONS EXHIBITION BEGINS

The 5th edition of Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition (S’hail 2021) opened yesterday, witnessing a huge turnout and a wide participation of companies specialising in hunting weapons, hunting supplies, falcons and trips.

Some of the new eye-catching features at S’hail this year include latest weapons and gadgetry, and display of life-size wild animal artworks and world-class falcon sculpting and wood carving craft.

The opening day also witnessed visits by a number of ambassadors accredited to the State of Qatar, including ambassadors of Kenya, Sudan, Serbia, Syria and Peru. They were acquainted with the most prominent pavilions of the exhibition and the most prominent local, regional and international participants and their various products related to weapons and supplies for falcon hunting.

Around 160 national and international companies from 18 countries are participating in the exhibition.

The event is organised by the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara), and runs till Saturday (September 11). The exhibition is open to visitors from 10am to 10pm daily, except Friday when it will open at 2pm and close at 11pm. General Manager of Katara, Prof Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, expressed his happiness at the opening of the fifth edition of the exhibition. “S’hail is growing in importance year after year and the fifth edition confirms its leadership as being the largest and most important international exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa in the field of hunting and falconry,” he said.

He also said that the exhibition continues to develop with rapid growth and increase, both in terms of additional spaces that have been allocated to accommodate all the pavilions of the participating companies and equipping them with innovative and attractive designs and with impressive artistic and aesthetic features, or in terms of marketing.

The event provides an important platform to introduce  international visitors to Qatari culture and heritage, as it  displays a main element of the heritage of Qatari ancestors related to hunting and falconry.

This edition is characterised by the electronic falcon auction, which will be available through a special mobile application, and can be followed online from anywhere in the world. It will display a group of the best types of falcons, of high quality and excellent performance in hunting. Visitors can view pictures and data of all types of participating falcons and see all the details of the auction.

Falcons at the exhibition are priced in the range of QR15,000 to QR100,000. To encourage innovation and creativity, a prize of QR20,000 has been  announced for the most beautiful commercial pavilion at the exhibition. 

SOURCE – https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/08/09/2021/5th-International-Hunting-Falcons-Exhibition-draws-crowds