Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture

March Talk: Falconry  Qatar

We welcome members and non-members alike and we do not charge for our monthly talks. Doors open at 6:30 PM and we offer tea and biscuits and time to peruse the QNHG library before the meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Our Rambles and Membership tables will also be open shortly after 6:30.

Speaker: Zayed Al-Ali, Secretary, Algannas Falconry Society

Date & Time: Wednesday, March  6th at Doha English Speaking School (DESS).  

Venue: Doha English Speaking School - Map

Synopsis of talk

Falconry is an integral part of the heritage and culture of Qatar and the Region, and falconers form a very special bond with their falcons. These topics will be covered during this talk, with further discussion on the difference between wild and breed falcon practices of the past and the present and the changes that has brought to the Qatari society.

Short biography

Mr. Zad Al-yeAli was born in Qatar in 1956, to a traditional, nomadic family, which instilled in him the importance of education. He obtained his degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Portland, Oregon in the USA, and in Qatar he has worked for Qatar Petroleum, QatarGas and RasGas. Mr. Al-Ali is a passionate falconer, currently the Secretary of the Algannas Falconry Society, and he is heavily involved in all aspects of falconry happenings in Qatar and abroad. Furthermore, Mr. Al-Ali is an environmental steward, participating and volunteering in conservation efforts led by the Ministry of the Municipality and Environment and other organizations.

During winter time,Mr. Al-Ali does falconry, while in the summer he is sailing in the Gulf waters.


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