A birdlover’s dream: the Gulf’s biggest falconry exhibition kicks off in the Saudi capital

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Updated 06 December 2018
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A birdlover’s dream: the Gulf’s biggest falconry exhibition kicks off in the Saudi capital

  • The exhibition of the ancient tradition witnessed a high turnout of visitors
  • The exhibition kicked off Tuesday and will continue until Saturday

JEDDAH: The first edition of Riyadh’s Falconry exhibition has kicked off on Tuesday amid a huge turnout from falconers, equestrian and Safari lovers from inside the kingdom and abroad.

The exhibition of the ancient tradition witnessed a high turnout of visitors who were keen on checking the pavilions for hunting accessories, weapons and equipment for those into wild trips and hunting.

They also visited exhibitions and pavilions organized by participating government bodies, as well as Abu Dhabi Falcon Club, and the UAE Falcon Club.

The arena for displaying and selling of falcons has also witnessed a huge presence from hunting lovers and those interested in falcon breeding.

The exhibition is being held on an area of 14,700 square meters.

The event is the biggest of its kind in the field of falconry, hunting, equestrian and heritage preservation in the Kingdom and the Gulf region, in addition to its global stance, with the participation of more than 250 exhibitors from 20 countries.

It includes a number of cultural and heritage events for different age groups and society members.



The exhibition aims to connect between falconers in the Kingdom and in the Gulf region, reflecting Saudi Arabia’s interest in falconry as well as the consolidation of cultural concepts and by preserving this original cultural tradition.

The exhibition, which kicked off Tuesday and will continue until Saturday, reflects the heritage and history of the Arabian Peninsula and the diversity of its geographical topography.

The exhibition reflected in its various corners the desert life environment by a setting that resembled oases in the Kingdom, in desert regions like Taif to those of the Empty Quarter.

The pavilion resembling an oasis for camping tools, structured over an area of 1530 m2, includes 42 exhibitors from around the world. It aims to attract shops and camping tools and field trips from all parts of the Kingdom and the Gulf region, as well as other countries to display them for the exhibition’s visitors.

The oasis also includes falconry technologies and breeding reflects the latest technologies in the breeding and training of falcons, the Southern Desert Environment, which is located on an area of 758 m2 and includes 26 exhibitors .

Promotional films for the participants’ products, as well as stands and display boards.


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.