HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, special representative for HH the Amir, and HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, Head of the National Olympic Committee, graced the prestigious S’hail 2019 – Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition – with their presence this week.
Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani, HE Sheikh Falah bin Jassim al Thani, HE Soltan bin Saad Al Muraikhi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Brigadier Hamad bin Abdullah Futais Al Marri also came to honour the exhibition by their esteemed presence. HE Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara, received them and took them on a tour of the exhibition.
Mohammed Abdellatif Al Misnad, Head of the Organising Committee for S’hail, said the exhibition has succeeded in establishing new international and regional partnerships which contribute in diversifying the goods that meet the needs of hunting enthusiasts and falconers.
This follows Qatar’s National Vision to strengthen international ties with brotherly countries and expand cooperation with global bodies and entities in different fields.’
Khalifa Sultan Al Humaidi, spokesperson of the exhibition, said that S’hail has recorded a significant hike in the number of participating companies and manufacturers from all over the world, which also reflects the big success of S’hail in the first two editions.
Meanwhile, the second day of the five-day long celebrated exhibition continued to attract a large number of Qatari patrons, expats and foreigners. This is the third edition of the five-day exhibition, which was launched in 2017. It has over 120 manufacturers of hunting and falconry-related products exhibiting their goods this year.
The auction at S’hail this year is being done from a large platform located at the centre of the exhibition and through digitized bidding, with 18 falcons of the finest and rare breeds on display.
Every new facet at the expo – from falcons, falcon food, falconry products, guns, rifles, watches, customised vehicles to hunting-related adventure tours, and artists, are appreciated with keen interest by all, including families and children. Aside from the exhibition, several cafes and fresh-hunt food and barbeque restaurant are also open during the exhibition.
S’hail 2019 is ongoing at Katara Cultural Village until this Saturday, 7 September. For updates and more information about the exhibition, visit s-hail.qa.