Marmi Festival 2020

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QL Events

One of the largest falconry and hunting festivals in the region, the Qatar International Festival of Falcons and Hunting is back with its eleventh edition this year. 

Known as the Marmi Festival, the event is aimed at preserving and promoting the sport of falconry, which is held in high regard in Arab culture. 

The Marmi Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year and is characterized by strong competition and heavy public attendance from different countries in the region.

The event sheds light on Qatari culture and hospitality through various shows and competitions.

One of the organizers, Ali Sultan Nasser Al Hamidi, underlined that the championship is heading toward the second decade.

Falconry is one of the most prominent and admired parts of Qatari culture. 

It is a tradition that is deeply rooted in the Qatari lifestyle. Qatari elders take immense pride in teaching the younger generations the art of falconry, so they can enjoy the sport like their forefathers.

Al Gannas, founded in 2008, is Qatar's main cultural association entrusted with the aim to promote and preserve the modern form of this ancient sport.

Not only does it consist of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment needed for hunting and conduct research in falconry as well, but it also organizes falconry events and represents Qatari falconry experts in regional and international contests.

To know more about falconry in Qatar, click here


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