The UAE is its permanent headquarters.. Hamdan bin Mohammed directs the establishment of the International Federation for Falconry Sports and Racing

In line with the visions and directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, "may God protect him", aimed at consolidating the position of the UAE and raising its competitiveness in various sectors, including The sports sector, especially related to the culture and history of the region, the most important of which is falcon racing. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, directed the establishment of the International Federation for Falconry Sports and Racing as an independent international sports body that supports and serves all sports related to falcon racing. The UAE shall be its permanent headquarters.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Falconry Federation and Chairman of the National Olympic Committee, valued the directives of His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, which come as an affirmation of our wise leadership’s support in the sustainability of sports related to the history and culture of the region, most notably falcon racing, and as a pioneering step in rooting these Sports and published to become on the list of world sports.

His Highness said: "We are continuing to achieve more achievements with the confidence of our wise leadership, which supports the practice of this sport and enhances its march and everything related to its cultural heritage, ensuring its continuity and spreading it worldwide, and consolidating its role in consolidating communication between peoples and celebrating the cultural heritage of our country and the region tirelessly by practicing this sport." ancient sport.

His Highness added: "The establishment of the International Federation for Falconry Sports and Racing aims to encourage and support the practice of this sport globally in an organized manner in light of the rules and principles of competition and sporting values, so that the federation will be the first reference for these races, thus contributing to the preservation and sustainability of the ancient sport of falcons."

A pioneering step.

For his part, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates Falconry Federation, welcomed this pioneering step aimed at establishing new foundations for the advancement of this sport to global levels and reflecting the increasing interest and demand for its practice, and enhancing its presence in all national and international sports forums emanating from the The vision of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, "may God rest his soul", and the path of giving completed by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, "may God protect him", giving His Highness all the care and attention to falconers and falcons.

He added: "The UAE government attaches great importance to this sport by providing all aspects of material, organizational and logistical support. Falconry sports and racing have enjoyed wide popularity and great public turnout since the launch of the first championship under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2003 until today. More than ten official tournaments are organized in the country annually, in which more than 2,000 falconers of different nationalities and more than 5,000 falcons participate.

For his part, Rashid Mubarak bin Markhan, Secretary-General of the UAE Falconry Federation, said that a number of regional and international organizations concerned with falcons have confirmed their approval for the establishment of the UAE International Federation for Falconry Sports and Racing, and that official invitations will be sent to the supporting and concerned parties in falcon sports by the Emirates Federation. The United Arab Falcons Federation during the coming period to attend the founding meeting of the International Federation in conjunction with the start of the Emirates Falcon Racing Federation Cup scheduled to be held in December 2022 in the Emirate of Dubai.

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