Cultural Village Foundation –Katara introduces the Second Edition of the International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition (S'hail) set to take place September 3rd - September 7th, 2019.
To promote Qatar's rich Arab heritage by supporting falcon enthusiasts and the hobby of hunting. We stand committed to the needs of Qatari falconers and hunters so that they can enjoy their hobby at the highest level of luxury. Dedicated to transforming the enriched Qatari culture of hunting into a global message, we are actively engaged in attracting foreign participation from countries around the world to our local exhibition.
The Exhibition's held in the touristic hub and cultural destination of Qatar, the Cultural Village. It will include stores for selling falcons, hunting equipment, hunting guns, hunting vehicle outfitting and supplies for outdoor sports, and will feature advanced technology tools needed to serve the hobby of hunting. The Exhibition will display hunting-related ancient artifacts from a variety of countries around the world.
Katara's International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition (S'hail) aims to support various commercial, cultural, and outdoor sports activities related to hunting and falconry. Further, the exhibition aims to boost mutually beneficial relationships between traders and falcon owners both locally and internationally, and to explore products and services in this important youth sector.
It was decided by the Organizing Committee to hold the Exhibition under the name "Sohail" (Canopus), which is a star that has been closely-related to hunting. Hunters eagerly wait for Sohail, year after year, as it marks the beginning of overland journeys, hunting and falconry when the temperature started to drop gradually and falconers get ready for the upcoming season and prepare all their hunting items and equipment.
The 24th day of August each year is the 1 Sohail, which is followed by falcon migration approximately 20 days after.
It is divided into four phases starting with "Attarfah", which extends for 13 days and is characterized by cool temperature at night while hot temperatures are still recorded during the day. The second phase is "Ajjabhah", which extends for 13 days and it is the first star of Autumn where nights become colder and days become cooler. Then, "Azzubrah" starts, which also extends for 13 days and in which nights are too cold that sleeping in the open is not recommended. The final phase of the star "Sohail" is "Asarfah", which extends for 13 days and marks the end of hot weather. Sohail star was the subject of many poems of both classical Arabic and Nabati poets.
Activities and Events
Katara's International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition (S'hail) is one of the largest international exhibitions specialized in falcons, which will include numerous activities and events; namely, falcon auctions and showcases for falcons. A pavilion will also be dedicated in the Exhibition for hunting-related handicrafts and falcon supplies.
The Visit to the exhibition will be available to the public (free entrance).