Falcon Championship In Fujairah

•February 20, 2018 • Leave a Comment

2-day falconry championship to kick off on Friday

By Jamil Khan | FUJAIRAH

After the successful falconry events held in Dubai and Ajman, the falconers in Fujairah are set to host their championship to win cash rewards as well as play their part in conserving heritage.
In a press conference held on Sunday in Fujairah, the details of first-ever Maktoum Al Sharqi Falcon Championship were announced by the organising committee.
The first falconry championship in the Eastern Emirate of Fujairah will be organised and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) and will be held on Feb. 23-24 at Fujairah Festival Grounds. The offer of Dhs460,000 cash rewards will be distributed among the top 10 players in each of the four events i.e. Pure Jeer Farkh, Jeer Shaheen Farkh, Qarmoosha Farkh and Jeer Tabaa Farkh.
Members of the organising committee who attended the conference include Abdullah Al Hantubi, Saif Bin Hashl Al Taniji, Ibrahim Karam Al Kaabi, Saif Khalif Al Taniji, Ali Musabih…
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Rashid Centre – Year Of Zayed

•February 7, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Rashid Centre celebrates ‘Zayed…The Humane Leader’

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

THE students at the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones celebrated the ‘Year of Zayed’ through a number of activities like painting exhibition, art performances and a panel discussion with prominent personalities.
round 12 different activities were part of the programme in line with the Year of Zayed under the theme of ‘Zayed…The Humane Leader.’ The programme was also attended by guests from a wide segment of society to pay rich tribute to the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Zayed.
The guests were welcomed by a youlah performance by a group of students from the Rashid Centre while other students with special needs were part of activities including culture, media, youth, challenge and sports to highlight the timeless impression of Sheikh Zayed…
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Year of Zayed At PAD

•February 7, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Pakistani youth mark Year of Zayed through photography and painting

PAD-Year Of Zayed
By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

A GROUP of 20 students across UAE participated in an art competition held in line with the celebration of the Year of Zayed.
The event was organised by the Pakistan Youth Forum, a wing of Pakistan Association Dubai (PAD) to mark the Year of Zayed at its premises in Dubai.
The aim of the event was to explore the young artists’ creativity and skills whilst portraying their passion for their second home UAE and its founding father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The event was inaugurated by Obaid Saif Al Falasi, Vice President Connection services at Dewa, Attique Saif Al Falasi and Dr Faisal Ikram, President of PAD. The artists used photography and painting as a means…
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Winners of falconry championship awarded

•January 29, 2018 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | AJMAN

THE second edition of the Rashid Bin Humaid Falconry Championship was successfully held in Ajman with Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Head of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, awarding the winners.
The championship held under the patronage of Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, and Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of the Executive 29-Ajman falconersCouncil, was held in cooperation with the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in Al Helio, Ajman.
Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi expressed his appreciation for the efforts of all those who contributed to the success of the tournament in its second year, specifically in the juniors category, as their main objective is to focus on encouraging young people to practice this heritage sport.
He said, “This year’s championship has witnessed an increase of about 100 participants…
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Camel Trekkers returns from 11-day journey across desert

•January 29, 2018 • Leave a Comment

29-camel trekkers

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

Welcoming songs by troupes, offering of traditional Qahwa and dates by young girls and kisses on foreheads by adult relatives were some of the scenes witnessed by the group of 15 expatriate camel trekkers on the conclusion of their over 500-km long journey at the Global Village on Saturday evening.
The fourth edition of ‘camel trek’ expedition including celebrities like Fernando De Martini, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the UAE, was organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammad Heritage Centre (HHC) to provide an insight peek on traditional camel trekkers in the desert. The 11-day journey, on the back of camels to experience life in desert, started from Empty Quarters, Abu Dhabi on Jan 17 – with 15 participants from 9 countries including six women – and terminated at HHC Heritage Village in Global Village.
Talking to the media Fernando De Martini, said that he had no prior experience of camel riding in the desert but it was one of the most exciting time of his life to have witnessed the desert in a new light. “The journey indeed required endurance, passion and skills to overcome the new challenges while at the same time be part…
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RbH Falconry Championship

•January 28, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Emirati falconers keep tradition of their beloved birds alive

By Jamil Khan | AJMAN

Emirati falconers from different parts of the country have gathered in Ajman to showcase their breed of falcons and compete to win over a million dirhams with the aim of preserving their tradition of historical sports of hunting with their beloved bird falcon.

The second edition of Rashid Bin Humaid Falconry Championship is being held at Hamidiya Park in the Hileo area of Ajman on Saturday in which enthusiasists of all age groups participated. The event is being held in collaboration with Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) with technical support.

The events are being carried out in five categories including Pure Jeer, Jeer Tabaa, Jeer Shaheen and Qarmoosha Jeer (Adults) and Wahish (Juniors).
“We have participated in various competitions throughout the UAE and have also been part of the second edition of this championship with the hope of securing top position in our category,” said Hussain Nasser Lootah, the owner of Dubai Falcon Centre …
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Artwork exhibition celebrates ‘Year of Zayed’

•January 28, 2018 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

Scores of people including corporate partners, VIPs and guests including media attended a unique photography exhibition featuring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque by Lofti Hamrouni and an apparel and jewellery pop-up by Asya Krasnaya.
Talking to The Gulf Today, Hamrouni said, “To celebrate the ‘Year of Zayed’ and to pay a glowing tribute to one of the most important personality, I have compiled a series of artworks of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. I started this project last year on my visits to the grand mosque on several occasions,” he said.
The 14 artworks exhibited at the event seemed paintings to many but all were result of fine art technique applied by the Hamrouni who has been doing this for a long time.
This was the third show by the artist of the exhibiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to celebrate the ‘year of Zayed’ after Al Ain and Abu Dhabi. More will be held in other emirates in the coming months.
Lofti, a British-Tunisian motivational speaker and photographer is best known for his landscape photography, nature, culture, food, fashion, travel, celebrities and sport events. He has worked and lived in the Middle…
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