Saudi’s Biggest Falconry Festival Set To Open On January 25th

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Final preparations are being made for the opening of one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest falconry events –  the first edition of King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival — from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3 in Riyadh.

Thousands of enthusiasts from throughout the Middle East and around the world are expected to flock to the event, which will include competitions, exhibitions, theater entertainment and residential camps.

The festival area will include race fields that are designed according to international requirements and standards. The SFC aims at organizing an event of all-inclusive services and providing all requirements and needs to guests from public facilities to support services such as parking and restaurants.

There will also be multilingual guidance points for guests to enable them to easily identify the facilities and events.

The museum will show the history of falcons in Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf with the latest interactive media. The museum will also include a contemporary art exhibition on falcon hunting and breeding in the Arabian Peninsula in ancient times, and the development of this hobby in modern times.

Guests and participants will enjoy a variety of activities in the theater that was prepared by the SFC for the heritage and artistic shows. The theater will be established on a large area of about 1,800 sq. meters with a capacity to welcome 1,500 people. All attendees will be able to visit the theater and enjoy the traditional and artistic performances

Moreover, the SFC designed a special area for children who represent hope and future of the country, providing them hands-on experience with visual and interactive entertainment activities of falcons and its heritage over a total area of 3,000 square meters.

 

Source Credit: Saudi Gazette

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