Falconry in Dubai is a cultural sports activity though it was used for actual hunting in the past. Till the date falcons are trained with great skills and patience. Falconry Championship demonstrates the speed flying and hunting skills of the falcons. They use the dried wing of a bird (Tilwah in Arabic) tied up on a string and swing in the air to lure to falcons. The falcons chase the wings skillfully and catch it with their claws because there is an award of meat after catching the dried wing. Falcons know that that is just a dead and dried wing; they do it for an award of meat because they are very hungry at that time. I've witnessed that HH Sheikh Hamdan the Crown Prince of Dubai encourages people to preserve such cultural activities. In the final day of Falconry Championship he visited the site and mingled with the falconers for some times.

 

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