The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara opened the fourth edition of S’hail – Katara International Hunting and Falcons 2020, the largest international exhibition of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The exhibition featured international participation of 120 companies specialised in hunting weapons, hunting supplies, falcons and off-road trips, representing Qatar and at least 12 countries including Kuwait, Pakistan, the United States, the UK, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Lebanon, Portugal, Romania, France, Hungary.
The first day of the exhibition was highlighted by a visit from HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, accompanied by Katara General Manager HE Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, also the chairman of S’hail organising committee.
Dr Al Sulaiti who expressed his happiness at the opening of the fourth edition of S’hail, stressed the importance of the exhibition. He said that Katara has become a destination and a global station attracting lovers of hunting and trekking and falconers from Qatar and around the world.
Especially during these challenging conditions, and being the largest exhibition that Katara organises on the ground, he assured the public that all preventive measures are in place to ensure the safety of everyone.
The exhibition already witnessed a huge turnout from the public on the first day. Visitors are welcome from 9 am until 2 pm, and from 4 pm until 11 pm. Everyone is encouraged to register via the electronic reservation system through s-hail.qa to avoid crowding inside the exhibition site.
The event also witnessed visits from a number of ministers and high-level officials: HE Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; HE James Cleverly, Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa Affairs at the British Foreign Office; and a number of ambassadors, including Syrian Ambassador HE Nizar Hasan al Haraki, Moldova Ambassador HE Victor Tvircun; Indian Ambassador HE Dr Deepak Mittal; and Swiss Ambassador HE Edgar Doerig.
The current edition of S’hail is also distinguished by the electronic falcon auction, with each participant receiving a gold card that will allow them to visit the exhibition at any time. Participants can view pictures and information on all participating falcons, including the rare ‘Hur’ falcons via the electronic card.
The exhibition will feature two competitions, the first for the most beautiful commercial pavilion participating in the exhibition, and the second for the most beautiful burqa (Falcon Head Mask) in the exhibition.
For updates and more information, visit the exhibition’s official website at s-hail.qa.