The third edition of the distinguished ‘S’hail’ – Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition – opened at the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara this Tuesday, 3 September, amidst a grandeur setting.
The exhibition, considered the largest of its kind in the Middle East and the world, has attracted over 140 exhibitors from more than 20 countries specialised in the field of hunting and falcons accessories. S’hail so far, has seen a steady stream of visitors after it opened to the public Tuesday morning. Hunting enthusiasts and heritage lovers went around the vast expanse of the varied exhibition and sales began immediately at various sections displaying different hunting tools and guns, in addition to handicrafts and falcon accessories.
Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, Katara General Manager and Chairman of the Organising Committee for S’hail, expressed his satisfaction on the progress of the exhibition. He said that S’hail has emerged as an international hub for hunting and falcon enthusiasts with a reputable growth over the years since its opening in 2017.
The numerous international participations reflect the success of the previous editions of the exhibition which attracted more and more hunting-specialised companies and manufacturers, including falcon breeders from 20 different countries.’
Dr Sulaiti thanked all their sponsors – the Sports and Social Activities Support Fund, Ooredoo, QIC and Qatar Airways – for their continuing support for S’hail. He also invited the public to visit the exhibition, which he said is a great opportunity to see falcon and hunting wares and guns, spread over a vast area at Katara. The falcon auctions, one of the unique features of S’hail, will be by ‘digitized’ auctioning.
The organisers also announced a reward of US $3,000 for the best falcon hood of the day on each of the five days of the exhibition. The second best will win US $2,000, while the third best will win US $1,000. On each day of the exhibition also, the best booth display will be rewarded QAR20,000.
The five-day event is expected to receive thousands of visitors. Aside from the falcons and hunting display, the exhibition also has a specialised restaurant catering to visitors inside the grand pavilion premises offering fresh ‘hunt food’ and barbecue.
The first of its kind in terms of size, exclusivity and diverse range of products – from falcons, hunting tools, guns, customised vehicles to various hunting and camping accessories – the exhibition is expected to be a delight to both connoisseur and commoner alike.
S’hail exhibition is open until this Saturday, 7 September, from 9 am until 10 pm daily, and on Friday, from 3 pm until 11 pm. Visit s-hail.qa for updates and more information about the exhibition.