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Falconry Festival in Al Ain

Al Ain hosted The Third International Festival Of Falconry in December 2011 – and we went along. Falconers came from all over the world. For some of them, this was the first time they had left their village or town. Amazing.

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This guy from Scotland gave a great talk about his falcons and sent them swooping off across the arena to collect meat…

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At the end of the festival, all the guests paraded round the arena in their traditional costumes, with placards showing which country they came from…

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Here’s me with a hooded falcon in the exhibition stand area…

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