Curtains were finally drawn on the 3rd edition of S’hail – Katara Hunting and Falcons Exhibition – held from 3 until 7 September at Katara Cultural Village, achieving great success on all of the five days, with more than 140 exhibitors of different local and international companies specialising in hunting equipment and falcons services participating in the exhibition.
S’hail has emerged as the place for hunting and falcon enthusiasts with many of the participants coming from different continents and some participating for a second or third time. The exhibition also witnessed many high-profile visits from dignitaries and diplomats.
Throughout the five days of the exhibition, S’hail has demonstrated and showcased an image of the Qatari heritage that took visitors deep into the history and culture of the country with falconry as the focal point.
S’hail, organised by the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara, witnessed a huge turnout who enjoyed all the different sections of the exhibition and the great deals and offers for hunting trips and gear. Some of the renowned world-class companies and manufacturers had presence at the exhibition.
The organising committee for S’ahil has always remained keen on providing all the necessary services for the convenience of its visitors, to provide a better experience at the exhibition. The entire pavilion was carefully designed to ease the movement between booths; and booths are classified according to the nature of services or products they offer, which include a hunting weapons section, falcon auctions and safari equipment.
A free cart service to carry the goods to the visitors’ cars is provided by the exhibition, while some exhibitors even offer home delivery. The exhibition has provided free water and coffee distribution stalls in different spots around the exhibition for visitors.
Hundreds of bidders participated in the falcon auction where one lanner falcon (Al Hurr) was sold for QAR600,000 for the name of Sheikh Khalifa bin Joaan Al Thani. Nearly 18 falcons of the finest breeds and species were auctioned, with prices varied between QAR70,000 to QAR111,000.
For more information about S’hail 2019, visit their website at s-hail.qa.