The Saudi Falcons’ Club has revealed details of the first version of the Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition, which will be held in Riyadh from December 4th to 8th, 2018. The club issued a statement regarding the huge upcoming Cultural exhibition which will be organized under the direction of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, General Supervisor of the Falcons Club.
The exhibition aims to preserve the national heritage and make it a priority among young Saudis through participation and their presence in genuine traditional events.
More than 250 exhibitors will be participating in the exhibition from around the Kingdom, GCC and the world giving the exhibition a global aspect allowing the delivery of the Saudi Falcons Club’s message in full. The SFHE will allocate 14,700 square meters to host the event, which will feature an innovative design that simulates the integrated experience of hunting trips and wildlife with all its components and paraphernalia to provide visitors with an authentic feeling of this experience anticipated by Falcons’ enthusiasts.
Dedicated spaces will be allocated for a number of booths and stalls that will introduce both wildlife and the hobby of Falcon Hunting in general. In addition, there will be booths for hospitals and veterinary centers, hunting tools and equipment, individual firearms, camping equipment and land trips, falcon breeders, tracking devices, craftsmanship, Virtual Reality experience and many other elements related to falcon hunting.
The club announced the dedication of a council for Falconers in an effort to make the exhibition an integrated experience for visitors both from the Kingdom and abroad in addition to falcon enthusiasts and breeders. The exhibition will include a falcon auction and scientific lectures related to this field. As part of the Saudi Falcons club efforts to enrich the experience introduced to visitors, a camel auction will be taking place alongside the exhibition. The auction will be tailored to suit the taste of the people who embrace their heritage, whether they are falcon breeders or camel sports fans, which is considered one of the oldest sports inherent in the Saudi national heritage in particular and the GCC region in general.
The organizing committee and exhibition execution team will be announcing the exhibition timings and participation details and revealing the event’s agenda to all visitors in the upcoming period. The Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition is one of the Saudi Falcons Club's projects, which reflect the Kingdom’s interest in falcons and their breeders, as well as the cultural and environmental values and concepts of this unique cultural heritage. The exhibition also aims to preserve the hobby of falcon hunting and breeding, giving that Saudi Arabia is listed in the UNESCO’s list of falcon-breeding countries, since it is home of various types of local falcons and a pathway for others that migrate across the country.