International Festival of Falconry (IFF) highlights the UAE’s efforts in promoting the intangible Cultural Heritage of falconry of the UAE and worldwide...
Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi
08 December 2017, 11:00 AM
09 December 2017, 09:00 PM
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, God save and bless him, the International Festival of Falconry (IFF 2017) will be held on December 8th – 9th in Abu Dhabi.
The festival highlights the UAE’s efforts in promoting the intangible Cultural Heritage of falconry of the UAE and worldwide and the successful registration in the representative list of intangible Cultural Heritage of the UNESCO in 2010.
Sheikh Zayed was an internationally recognised falconer, who was concerned with the protection of an Arab heritage that embodies our values, traditions, and national identity.
The United Arab Emirates has spared no effort in maintaining this heritage, out of a conviction that the protection of traditions and customs amounts to a preservation of the collective memory of communities and nations.