Organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center, the Fazza
Championship for Falconry will run until January 14, 2022
Dubai, January 5, 2021: Races in the hotly-contested Sheikhs Category at Fazza Championship for Falconry–Telwah will start on Thursday (January 6)
at Ruwayyah desert area in Dubai. Organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC), the falcon racing will run daily until January 14.
The anticipation is great as only the strongest teams compete in the arena of this Arabic heritage sport. Teams that confirmed participation include Al Dhafra, F3, Baynunah, Al-Nif and others. Falcons taking part in the competition are broadly separated into Farkh (under one year of age) and Jirnas (over one year), and each category has races for the Saker (Falcon) and Shaheen (Peregrine).
On Thursday, the Jeer Shaheen runs will be held, followed by the Jeer Tibah races on Friday, and on Saturday, the Pure Jeer races, followed by Garmousha runs on Sunday.
Stronger and faster every year
Demaithan bin Suwaidan, Chairman of the Fazza Championships Committee for Falconry, noted: “The level of competition grows bigger and stronger every year. Each falconer is aiming a podium finish as only the top three finishers in each class are qualified to compete in the Elite category.”
He also acknowledged the growing diversity of participants in terms of age and falconry skills. “This season we have seen a new generation of young falconers that we have not seen before. They engage in a traditional sport that has always been associated with the traditional Arabian values of courage, honour and nobility as well as nature conservation.
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre HHC is the foremost resource and the most credible reference on the conservation and propagation of national heritage in the United Arab Emirates. Its vision focuses on deepening the sense of national identity among the younger generation of Emiratis and promoting Emirati culture, values and traditions at both a regional and international level. HHC organises events and competitions, conducts heritage studies and specialized research on the preservation and documentation of the UAE’s national heritage, and provides heritage sources and references for researchers and members of the public who are interested in heritage studies. HHC also serves as a platform for all cultural and heritage initiatives, tournaments and activities as conceptualised by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. For more information, please visit the website: www.hhc.gov.ae