Chief of Special Amiri Diwan visits Marmi 2022
Doha: H E Khalid bin Shaheen bin Ghanim Al Ghanim, Chief of Special Amiri Diwan, paid a visit to the 13th Qatar International Falconry and Hunting Festival yesterday (Marmi 2022)
The festival, which is being held at Sabkhat Marmi in Sealine through January 29 under the patronage of H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, is being organised by the Qatar Al Gannas Society.
Ali bin Khatam Al Mahshadi, Chairman of the Marmi Festival Organising Committee and President of the Qatari Al Qannas Society, and his deputy, Muhammad bin Abdullatif Al Misnad, greeted the Chief of Special Amiri Diwan. H E Al Ghanim was given a tour of the event and was honoured with a commemorative shield on the occasion.
Al Ghanim also witnessed the Hudad Al Tahdi Championship contests from the festival’s main stage. As part of the Hadad Al Tahadi Championship, the visit coincided with the conducting of the 12 group competitions, which were marked by a spectacular display of brilliance by the Al Shaheen birds, who had never scaled such heights in any of the prior years of the festival since its inception.
Al Shaheen falcons flew high in the skies of Marmi, extending their sway in the sky and hunting Al Zajil pigeon in a gorgeous weather with showers falling from time to time.
Eight falconers won yesterday to qualify for the Hudad Al Tahadi championship final and battle for the big prize, a Lexus car, and an additional QR100,000.
Abdullah Nasser Al Qahtani, Muhammad Saleh Al Nabit, Muhammad bin Othman Al Qahtani, Turki Nasser Al Maadeed, Al Qimma Team, Hajris Muqrin Al Dossary, Hamad Jaber Al Mankhas, and Saif Saad Al Hajri were the victors of the Hudad Al Tahadi Championship yesterday.
“Al Shaheen falcons made unprecedented success in the history of the festival as they overcame on Al Zajil pigeon during an important round,” Ali bin Sultan Al Humaidi, Chairman of Hudad Al Tahadi Committee, said of the qualification rounds for the 12th group of participants.
He added there are now 28 qualifiers, each of whom will win QR100,000 and fight for the main prize of the championship and festival, a Lexus car.
The first winner and qualifier in yesterday evening’s championship, falconer Abdullah Nasser Al Qahtani, stated he is competing with his falcon for the first time. He congratulated the Marmi Festival’s organising group for putting on such wonderful competitions.