Rare Saudi falcon sold for $72,000 at international auction

Rare Saudi falcon sold for $72,000 at international auction
1 / 2
The falcon which hails from the Arady Farm in Saudi Arabia has faced strong competition at the auction before being sold to his new owner. (SPA)
Rare Saudi falcon sold for $72,000 at international auction
2 / 2
The falcon which hails from the Arady Farm in Saudi Arabia has faced strong competition at the auction before being sold to his new owner. (SPA)
Short Url
Updated 09 August 2021

Rare Saudi falcon sold for $72,000 at international auction

Rare Saudi falcon sold for $72,000 at international auction

RIYADH: A rare Saudi falcon has sold for $72,000 during an international auction organized by the Saudi Falcons Club. 

The deal took place on the second night of an auction of falcon farms at the club’s headquarters, north of Riyadh, according to the Saudi Press Agency. 

The sale is considered the most expensive Saudi-produced falcon across farms in the Middle East, state news agency SPA reported. 

It is 17.5 inches long, 17.25 inches wide, and weighs 1105 grams.

The falcon which hails from the Arady Farm in Saudi Arabia has faced strong competition at the auction before being sold to his new owner, Saudi falconer Mutaib Munir Al-Ayafi, for $72,000.

The falconer revealed that he will name him: “Raghwan”. 

Al-Ayafi said he aims to participate with his new falcon in the Mazayen competition held for locally-produced falcons. 

The owner of the most beautiful falcon wins a prize of 300,000 riyals, the second place is 200,000 riyals, and the third is 100,000 riyals.