In line with the vision and directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to consolidate the UAE’s status in all fields globally, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, directed to establish the International Federation for Falconry Sports and Racing as an independent international sports entity. The entity, which will support all sports related to falcon racing, will be permanently headquartered in the UAE.
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the UAE Falcons Federation and President of the UAE National Olympic Committee, lauded the move, which he said forms part of the wise leadership’s vision toward sustaining falcon sports and racing. H.H. Sheikh Ahmed noted that this pioneering step would be critical to promoting these games to be listed as international sports.
Sheikh Ahmed said that “the continued support of our wise leadership for falconry and everything related to its cultural heritage means we’d continue to hit new milestones in promoting the sport. The Federation will help showcase the sport to the world, consolidating its role in bonding between nations and upholding honour and pride among those practising it.”