King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival registration opens

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Registration in Riyadh opens on Nov. 6 and continues until Nov. 21. (Supplied)
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Updated 25 October 2020

King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival registration opens

  • The festival will include Mazayen — a falcon beauty pageant — and Melwah, a falcon-calling contest (over 400 meters)

RIYADH: Registration of participants in the third edition of the King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival will open on Sunday. The festival will kick off on Nov. 28 in Malham, north of Riyadh.
Registration will continue until Monday in the Green Gym in Dammam and will be followed by Hafr Al-Batin governorate in Al-Batin Football Club on Oct. 28-29.
The third stage of registration will be on Nov. 1-2 in the headquarters of Al-Orouba Sports Club in Sakaka, Nov. 4 in the headquarters of Al-Majd Football Club in Yanbu, on Nov. 6-7 in Al-Nader Falcon Center in Jeddah, and on Nov. 8-9 in Al-Nayfah Falcon Center in Qassim.
Registration in Riyadh opens on Nov. 6 and continues until Nov. 21.
The festival will include Mazayen — a falcon beauty pageant — and Melwah, a falcon-calling contest (over 400 meters).
Each competition will be open to Farkh (less than one-year-old) and Qurnass (more than one-year-old) birds.

 


Thunderstorm alerts issued across Saudi Arabia

Updated 29 November 2020

Thunderstorm alerts issued across Saudi Arabia

  • Some areas should expect heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s civil defense has issued weather warnings on Sunday to various areas in the Kingdom from Monday until Thursday.

It warned of continued thunderstorms in Riyadh, Makkah, Al-Baha, Asir, Jazan, Qassim, the Eastern Province, Hail and the Northern Borders Province.

The authority said some areas should expect heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows.

Madinah and Jawf regions can expect moderate rains and brisk winds.

The General Directorate of Civil Defense based its warnings on data provided by the Kingdom's General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection.

The civil defense called on everyone to be aware of the potential dangers of these environmental conditions, to avoid areas where torrents gather and to listen out for the civil defense's announcements.