Marmi 2017. The Challenge is ON

The Eighth Qatar International Falcons and Hunting Festival 2017

Al-Gannas Society

Place: Messaid (Sealine) – Sabkhat Marmi

Date: 1/1/2017 – 28/1/2017

Morning Session: 7:00 a.m.  to 11 a.m.  
Evening Session: 12:00 p.m.  to 4:30 p.m.

Note: Timing is subject to slight changes due to climate conditions. 

Free Entry.

Parking is available at Sealine Beach Roundabout.

Free 4WD shuttle transportation from Sealine Beach Roundabout  to Marmi Festival Site is also available. 

Overview of Qatar International Festival of Falcons and hunting:
The Qatar International Festival of falcons and hunting is one of the largest festivals in the specialized field of falcons and hunting in the region. The event was marked by unlimited support, strong competition and the mass audience. A wide range of falconers from the Gulf Region did participate in the festival.

The festival organized yearly under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Joan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani since its inception in 2010.

The Qatar International Falcons and Hunting Festival Committee is preparing the launching of the fourth edition of this festival, in Al-Gannas Society at Katara a

Festival tournaments:


1 –  The International Competition Almazaain
2 –  Haddad El Tahadee competition, local
3 –  Da’o Competition Local (Juvenile Saker Falcon)
4 –  Da’o Competition  Local (Adult Saker Falcon)
5 –  Da’o Competition  Local (Adult Peregrine Falcon)
6 –  Da’o international competition (Saker Falcon) Juvenile + Adult

7 –  Da’o International Competition  (Peregrine Falcon)+ Adult

8 –   Local Altalie competition
9 – Young falconer from 6 to 10 years
10-  Youth falconer competition from 11 to 15 years
11 – Local Greyhound Haddad El Saluqi Competition

Festival objectives:

1- Achieve Qatar National Vision 2030 of the balance between meeting the immediate needs and the requirements of preserving the environment and Falconry heritage.
2- Urge young people to preserve the wildlife and protect Falcons endanger species.
3- Direct and educate young people to maintain the identity of the Qatar Falconry traditions.
4- Positive investment of youth free time.
5- Discover talents and inspired excellence in the fields of falconry and hunting.
6- Achieve communication between the falconers in the region, and the     amalgamation and the exchange of experiences.
7- Preserve the popular Falconry in heritance.

Falconry:
Falconry is an important part of the Qatari heritage, dating back to the country’s Bedouin roots preserved through the years, it’s a hobby rooted in the Qatari society passed from one generation to another, celebrating this noble creature honoring the values of loyalty, courage and perseverance.

It is exercised by many people following the a tradition of the ancestors, as for thousands of years, falconry was a well-known practice in the region, and so far, it is still an essential part of the cultural heritage in Qatar, which makes breeding and training skills of these birds important to strengthen the Qatari society link with its history.

For further details: Katara – Building No 33.

For more information;

Phone: 00974 44081850

Fax:    00974 44081747

Email: info@algannas.net

Al Gannas society gears up to launch Qatar’s 2nd International Veterinary Conference 2016

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Al Gannas society gears up to launch Qatar’s 2nd International Veterinary Conference 2016

Doha-Katara: Al Gannas society in collaboration with Souq Waqef hospital will held Qatar Second International Falcons Veterinary Conference from 26th until 28th of January, this was announced by the vice president of Al Gannas Society, Mohammed bin Abdulatif al Missned.

Al Gannas society vice president of Al Gannas Society, Mohammed bin Abdulatif al Missned, said: “The second edition of the conference will discuss the state methods in falcons veterinary. The types of diseases that affect falcons specifically in the Gulf region and appropriate veterinary solutions will be also discussed. The conference will also shed light on the outcomes of the specialized researches in collaboration with a global elite group of veterinarians and scientists and researchers. The conference is unique scientific meeting place in the field of falcon veterinary.”

Al-Missned exuded thanks to the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara for sponsoring the conference and affording every means in a contribution to the success of the conference.

Al Missned lauded the role of the Engineering office regarding supporting holding the conference and reserving the heritage of falconers.

Al Gannas Society vice president pointed out that holding the conference stems from its importance in the traditions of Qatar and GCC Countries. He said, “We look forward to contribute at coming up with vital results in terms of falcons treatments and medication. Holding the conference indicates the keenness of al Gannas society to spread awareness about the falcon Veterinary worldwide to ensure the sustainable hunting and achieve the maximum benefits for the falcons and falconers.”

Al Gannas Society vice president pointed out that the importance of the conference stems from the fact that it is one of the leading falcons’ veterinary conferences worldwide. He said, “It is the second most important initiative that is launched to develop the scientific and falcon veterinary search. It provides an exceptional opportunity for all veterinarians, scientists, researchers, falconers and decision-makers in government and private institutions who are involved in falconry to discuss providing the best care falcons. The conference will also provide summary of the latest ongoing global scientific movement in this field.

For more information, please call +97430198813

Online registration http://www.falconqatar.qa

 

Al Gannas society gears up to launch Qatar’s 2nd International Veterinary Conference 2016

Al Gannas society gears up to launch Qatar’s 2nd International Veterinary Conference 2016

Doha-Katara: Al Gannas society in collaboration with Souq Waqef hospital will held Qatar Second International Falcons Veterinary Conference from 26th until 28th of January, this was announced by the vice president of Al Gannas Society, Mohammed bin Abdulatif al Missned.

 

Al Gannas society vice president of Al Gannas Society, Mohammed bin Abdulatif al Missned, said: “The second edition of the conference will discuss the state methods in falcons veterinary. The types of diseases that affect falcons specifically in the Gulf region and appropriate veterinary solutions will be also discussed. The conference will also shed light on the outcomes of the specialized researches in collaboration with a global elite group of veterinarians and scientists and researchers. The conference is unique scientific meeting place in the field of falcon veterinary.”

 

Al-Missned exuded thanks to the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara for sponsoring the conference and affording every means in a contribution to the success of the conference.

 

Al Missned lauded the role of the Engineering office regarding supporting holding the conference and reserving the heritage of falconers.

 

Al Gannas Society vice president pointed out that holding the conference stems from its importance in the traditions of Qatar and GCC Countries. He said, “We look forward to contribute at coming up with vital results in terms of falcons treatments and medication. Holding the conference indicates the keenness of al Gannas society to spread awareness about the falcon Veterinary worldwide to ensure the sustainable hunting and achieve the maximum benefits for the falcons and falconers.”

Al Gannas Society vice president pointed out that the importance of the conference stems from the fact that it is one of the leading falcons’ veterinary conferences worldwide. He said, “It is the second most important initiative that is launched to develop the scientific and falcon veterinary search. It provides an exceptional opportunity for all veterinarians, scientists, researchers, falconers and decision-makers in government and private institutions who are involved in falconry to discuss providing the best care falcons. The conference will also provide summary of the latest ongoing global scientific movement in this field.

For more information, please call +97430198813

Online registration http://www.falconqatar.qa

 

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Al-Gannas participates in the Hunt Exhibition at MIA

From Doha News

Falcons in the park give Qatar visitors a taste of ‘The hunt’ (photos)

As part of its ongoing exhibition The Hunt, the Museum of Islamic Art hosted a demonstration of falcons and salukis over the weekend at the MIA Park.

The event gave residents a peek into how the animals are cared for and to watch them in action as they hunt.

According to photographer Ray Toh:

“Many had seen falcons but to see them in flight and hunting is very rare as it always happen in the desert and away from crowded areas.”

Hunting in Qatar

Speaking to Doha News, Farooq Al-Elji from the Al Gannas Society, which helped organize the event, said that the group is stepping up the number of public activities involving hunting animals.

That includes participation in National Day events at Katara Beach with falconry shows and demonstrations.

Al Gannas Falcon/Saluki event
Ray Toh
Al Gannas Falcon/Saluki event
One of their biggest events – the Marmi Festival – will take place on Jan. 1, 2016 at Sealine.

There, thousands of falcons and salukis will compete for different titles.

Registration for the festival will be from Dec. 25-28, daily from 4pm-8pm at the Al-Gannas Society building 33 at Katara.

Later, on Jan. 30, there will be a “beauty pageant” of sorts, Al-Elji added. The prize for the winning animal will be QR500,000 and a gold/diamond-encrusted feather.

The Hunt, which curates the collections of Qatari and Turkish museums and explores and celebrates the sport of hunting, as well as the related activities of polo, feasting and fighting, is on display at the MIA until Jan. 9, 2016.

More information about it can be found here.

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Al-Gannas continues inspiring younger generations about falconry

Al-Gannas has continued its educational vision to strengthen falconry in the hearts of the younger generation as an integral part of the heritage fabric of the Qatari identity. Al-Gannas received at its headquarters (the Burg’) located in the cultural valley Katara a number of school trips of different age stages. Students reviewed the importance of falconry, and the role of the Al-Gannas to preserve, strengthen and increase the public interest in the area. the studentes were also familiarized with Al-Gannas’ activities and tournaments, and invited students to participate in “Alm’zap” competition organized by the Al-Gannas annually as a special education and training course on the desert. Al-Gannas has also participated in the exhibition held by the Halima Al-Sa’dyya kindergarten, due to its belief that falconry is culture that transcends age.

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Saluki Race Competition will launch tomorrow in Marmi

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Saulki competitions, as part of Al-Gannas Refresher Championship 2015, begins tomorrow at Sabkhat Marmi, Mesaieed. A total of 69 Salukis will compete for top five places.
The competition depends on the speed of the saluki hounds chasing a live « oryx» which is connected to a car in front of « salukis». the oryx is protected behind a small to avoid injuries. The total distance is 2 km determined by «GPS» device connected satellite.
Organized annually by Al-Gannas Society, Al-Gannas Refresher Championship aims to maintain falcons’ and salukis’ training and fitness, these competitions encourage hunting efficiency and preparations for hunting season

Passing down the legacy: Al-Gannas receives a school trip

Based on its vision of spreading the legacy and heritage of Arabian falconry, Al-Gannas society has received in its headquarter in Katara, Doha a school trip organized by Mesaieed school. Al-Gannas members demonstrated the the importance of this tradition and it’s impact on the local and regional culture. They also introduced the wildlife in Qatar for the visiting students

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