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Winners of Expo 2020 Dubai Cup for Falconry honoured – Gulf News

Ahmed bin Mohammed attends ceremony; 9-day event featured over 1,000 falcons
Dubai: Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the UAE Falcons Federation, today attended a ceremony to honour the winners of the Expo 2020 Dubai Cup for Falconry at Al Talwah. The nine-day event featured more than 1,000 falcons and 500 falconers.
Rashid bin Markhan, Secretary General of the UAE Falcons Federation, said: “The Expo 2020 Dubai Cup for Falconry, which promotes excellence in sport, symbolises the renewal of the UAE’s sporting traditions and cultural heritage, guided by the vision of our leadership and the directives of Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the UAE Falcons Federation. The event was held at Expo 2020 in the presence of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Vice President of the UAE Falcons Federation, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Rashid Mubarak bin Markhan, Secretary General of the UAE Falcons Federation and members of the Federation’s Board of Directors, including Abdul Allah Ahmad Al Qubaisi, Demithan Sowaidan Saeed Al Qamzi, Salem Ateeq Al Muhairi, Abdul Aziz Sultan Al Ali, Mohammed Issa Al Khaili, Mubarak Saif Al Mansouri and Youssef Abdullah Al Ali.
The secretary general of the Falcons Federation expressed his appreciation to Expo 2020 Dubai for its support and sponsorship of the cup, which reflects the country’s sporting heritage that is an integral part of the identity, rich history and culture of the UAE. “I express my sincere gratitude to Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for gracing the ceremony with his presence, and extend my thanks to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Vice President Emirates Falconry Federation, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. I also extend my sincere congratulations to all the winners.”
The ceremony announced the top three winners in all the categories of the Expo 2020 Dubai Falconry Cup. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the winners of the Expo 2020 Dubai Cup for Falconry. Sheikh Zayed bin Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan announced the winners in the Sheikhs category while Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the winners in two additional categories including the general public category.
Obaid Salem bin Shanna Al Ketbi, dean of falconers, was honoured on the sidelines of the ceremony.

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