28 Jun 2018 – 8:52
DOHA: Katara Cultural Village has started preparations for the second International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition (S’hail 2018) to be held at Katara from September 4 to September 8, 2018.
A number of local, regional and international companies specializing in falconry and hunting equipment are expected to take part in the exhibition.
The exhibition is named after “Sohail”, 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. It comes when the temperature starts to drop and falconers get ready for the upcoming hunting season.
Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara Cultural Village said that the second edition of the exhibition will have several new features and see an increase in participants. Katara has allocated an area of more than 10,000 sqm for the exhibition, he added.
“Katara has prepared a comprehensive plan to ensure the biggest participation of companies and other entities specializing in falcons and hunting equipment. The first edition was a huge success making the event one of the major exhibitions in this field in the local, regional and international levels,” said Al Sulaiti.
Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti (left), General Manager of Katara Cultural Village, said that the second edition of the exhibition will have several new features and see an increase in participants
He said that the marketing campaign for the exhibition has succeeded in attracting several reputable international companies such as IWA in Nuremberg and JAGD&HUND in Dortmund, two major firms in Germany specializing in hunting equipment. A number of leading companies from Qatar and abroad have also agreed to participate in the forthcoming exhibition.
On the other hand, Katara has announced a special prize worth QR30,000 for the best commercial stall in the exhibition. This is to encourage the participating companies to prepare their pavilions in the best manner in terms of exhibits and arrangement to attract the maximum number of visitors.
Katara has also announced a prize for the most beautiful falcon hood and has invited the companies and manufacturers concerned to take part in this contest.
The international exhibition aims to promote Qatar’s rich Arab heritage by supporting falcon enthusiasts and the hobby of hunting. It will feature stalls selling falcons, hunting equipment and advanced technology used in the hobby of hunting. It will also showcase ancient hunting-related artefacts from around the world.