We provide any number of falcons displayed with traditional equipment. The birds wear Arabic style hoods (burka) and sit quietly and proudly on their individual block perches (wakir). They are accompanied by a falconer dressed in authentic Emirati national dress.
This is a perfect addition to any event in order to create an Arabic atmosphere. The birds can be displayed both indoors or outside in a shaded area and even at busy locations such as shopping malls.
Rates are reasonable and vary slightly according to location, duration and the number of falcons required. It’s advisable to book well in advance for public holidays like UAE National Day.
This package is truly unique in the UAE and guaranteed to create unforgettable memories and photographs. Conducted in the desert outside Dubai, this is the ideal family outing.
During the 90 minute, fully interactive falconry experience you will personally handle and fly some of the birds, assisted by a professional falconer. Small group size ensures a feel of exclusivity and guests will learn in-depth facts about the birds, their behavioural patterns and biological make up. You will be shown both traditional and modern falconry training techniques and will gain a better understanding of the importance of falconry in Arabia.
Feel the velvety soft feathers of an owl, have a hawk gently alight on your gloved fist, and marvel at the breathtaking speed and agility of a falcon as its swoops down at the lure almost within touching distance at well over 100 km/h!
We are proud to offer the first official Introductory Falconry Course in the Middle East at the Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort.
This course is aimed at the complete novice and no prior falconry experience is required. We thoroughly cover the various theoretical aspects of falconry and raptor husbandry. Students also learn how to handle birds correctly and practice elementary recall and training methods.
You will learn everything you need to know on how to keep a bird healthy and in good condition, learn about the most common diseases and how to prevent them, the correct food, weight management and basic training. A participation certificate is given at the end of the course.
The Falconry Course is conducted over 2 full days (times subject to change based on season)
We provide an experienced and well-spoken falconer with his bird, to meet your corporate client at a prearranged location. The professional falconer presents the guests with an informative and entertaining talk on falconry and how it relates to Emirati culture. The lecture is followed by a flying demonstration where we demonstrate the speed and agility of the fastest living creature on earth, the Peregrine Falcon, as it is exercised to an artificial lure.
The entire experience lasts roughly 45 minutes. Usually this package is offered at sunset while guests enjoy refreshments in the desert, but depending on seasonal weather conditions, we will accommodate clients’ specific requests.
We have a long-standing working relationship with most of the top tour companies in the UAE, including Arabian Adventures, Platinum Heritage, Gulf Ventures, Gulf Dunes, SNTTA, Desert Gate, 1001 Events, Arabian Incentives, and numerous others.
We bring our birds to your school or welcome you at our custom built falconry arena in the desert outside Dubai.
Students will meet our adorable indigenous owls, a friendly Harris’s Hawk, and watch a falcon fly around them at blistering speed!
The key words are education combined with entertainment. For 1 hour students will learn many fascinating facts about the biology and behavioural psychology of nature’s apex avian predators. The depth and intensity of information are tailored specifically to suit the age group of students.
Although we strive to educate students about the cultural prominence of falconry in the UAE and the importance of conservation, students and teachers alike will find this a great fun experience. Our falconers have considerable experience working with students of all ages.