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Sheikh Joaan Crowns Winners of 13th Qatar International Falcon and Hunting Festival

HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani crowned on Thursday evening the winners of the 13th Qatar International Falcon and Hunting Festival (Marmi 2022) at Sabkhat Marmi in Sealine. 

The honor came after the conclusion of the field tournaments today, by conducting a final tournament Hadad challenge between 67 Shahin's, amid strict precautionary measures. Falconer Saleh Kharbash Al Mansoori for the first group won the Grand Prix for the final of the Hadad Challenge Championship, and won a Lexus car, while the same prize for the second group was won by falconer Nasser Saeed Al Marri. 

Eleven participants won in the final Hadad challenge, where they received an additional QR100,000 to QR100,000 for qualifying for the final, and they are: Hamad Jaber Al Mankhas, Mohammad Saleh Al Qamra Al Nabet (Two Falcons), Hadi Brik Al Marri, Abdul Hadi Saeed Al Fahida, Turki Nasser Al Maadeed, Nasser Saeed Al Marri, Team Al Bairaq (Two Falcons), Team Mesaimeer, Saif Rashid Al Nuaimi. 

Katara General Manager Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, said in a statement on the sidelines of the festival today, that the aim of organizing various cultural festivals, including (Marmi), is to enhance the identity, heritage and authentic Qatari heritage, which is what we have succeeded in During the editions of the festival, whose thirteenth edition concludes on Saturday, where we noticed the interest of Qatari youth in this hobby, as approximately 1,400 falcons participated in this edition of the festival, thus showing the interest of the people of Qatar in this hobby. 

This festival and other heritage festivals such as the Qalayel Championship, which is sponsored by Katara, confirm the keenness of the Cultural Village Foundation to develop and refine the skills of national cadres in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to preserve heritage and promote Arab and Islamic values and identity, especially as they are not practicing unfair hunting, expressing his congratulations to the winners of the festival tournaments, Al Sulaiti added. For his part, President of the Qatari Al Qannas Association and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Marmi Festival Ali bin Khatam Al Mahshadi underlined that the festival in its 13th edition was brilliant and was more successful in terms of the numbers participating, whether from Qataris or from brothers in the GCC countries, where everyone dominated the competition in a spirit of brotherhood, which achieves the goal of this festival in preserving the Qatari and Gulf heritage as a global heritage. 

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