Falconry is an ancient Arabic tradition, that is still practiced today. The art of falconry is celebrated each year at the international falconry festival in Abu Dhabi, where around 70 different nationalities each represent their raptors.
Despite the strong tradition that's still very much alive, hunting is no longer allowed in Abu Dhabi, as they no longer have the wildlife to hunt. Emirati falconers often travel with their birds and hunt in Morocco, Kazakhstan and other destinations where it's still possible.
Emirati falconers, who spend a great deal of money on their birds, do what they can to make sure their animals are in the best possible shape.
Dutch Falconers in the UAE
Volkskrant Magazine published a story about the Dutch participants in the falconry festival.
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