RIYADH: The Saudi Falcons Club is hosting the Saudi International Falcon Hunting & Exhibition and the International Falcon Breeders Auction between Aug. 25 and Sept. 3 as part of its 2022 activities calendar at Mulham, north of Riyadh.
About 400 falcon exhibitors from around the world will take part in the exhibition, which will focus on the inspection, selling and buying of falcons. All transactions will be completed through a Saudi Falcons Club online portal according to the organization’s rules and regulations.
The exhibition, the largest of its kind in the world, will include an area for displaying falcons, sections for arts and family interaction, shooting ranges, a heritage village, a corner for future falconers and a digital museum, among other attractions.
The last edition of the exhibition achieved great success, with more than 350 exhibitors from 30 countries taking part. The event attracted more than half a million visitors.
The International Falcon Breeders Auction provided a secure market for falcon trading by attracting elite falconers from around the world in a transparent event.
The most expensive gyrfalcon in the world was sold in the 2021 International Falcon Breeders Auction for SR1.75 million ($465,000).
The Saudi Falcons Club is the Kingdom’s premier organization in showcasing the development and rearing of falcons, as well as preserving and promoting falconry as a cultural mission.
Raising and using falcons for hunting is an integral part of the culture, heritage and history of the people of the Arab Peninsula.