Posted on September 01, 2018

The Cultural Village Foundation - Katara signed an agreement with the Social and Sport Contribution Fund (Daam) for the sponsorship of the second edition of Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition (S’hail 2018) which opens on Tuesday.

The agreement was announced and signed at a press conference at Katara Building 32 by Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, Katara General Manager, and H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Daam. Dr Al Sulaiti expressed his sincere gratitude to Daam represented by Sheikh Abdullah, as the sole White Saker Sponsor and for believing in the importance of this exhibition in reviving the original Qatari heritage. He lauded the role of Social and Sports Contribution Fund in encouraging specialised Qatari companies to present their local products by opening new windows in the market creating a positive impact on the economic sector.

He also added that the second edition of S’hail witnessed a remarkable development, both in terms of the magnitude of Arab and international participation, which reached 150 companies from 19 countries, as well as in terms of the area allocated to the exhibition, which is 10,000 square meters. Abdulrahman Abdulatif Al Mannai, Deputy General Manager of Daam, said that they decided to sponsor S’hail 2018 exhibition after the huge success of its inaugural edition and its influence in highlighting one of the most important cultural features and most popular hobbies in Qatar — hunting and falcon breeding. He also said that the sponsorship of S’hail 2018 comes towards achieving the vision of Daam to revive the Qatari heritage among the growing generation.

S’hail 2018 will be held at Katara’s Wisdon Square from September 4 to 8. It will see the participation of many international companies dealing with falconry and hunting weapons as well as those specialised in organising hunting trips, in addition to elite craftsmen, falconers and fishermen. Falcon auctions, cultural events and activities, awareness lectures and brand new competitions await visitors at the five-day event. The best trade pavilion, which goes to the most attractive and innovative pavilion, and the Best Burqa Prize, a falcon-head cover contest, are two of the exciting competitions at the unique event with big prizes at stake. 

The exhibition was named S’hail after a star which hunters eagerly await every year as it marks the beginning of overland journeys, falconry and hunting season. The inaugural edition witnessed the participation of 15 countries, 100,000 visitors and QR34m in sales, according to the S’hail 2018 official website.

source: The Peninsula