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United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abu Dhabi. Organised jointly by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Center for the Revival of Heritage (HHC) and Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, the UAE Falconers League has a total of nine rounds that ran until February 19 between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Just before the 400 meters race, a falconer cools down his falcon by holding the animal close to an air conditioner (temperature 16 degree Celsius). The man is wearing a white thawb (thobe, dishdasha, kandora) which is an ankle-length garment, usually with long sleeves, similar to a robe, kaftan or tunic, commonly worn in the Arabian Peninsula. The headdress is called ghutrah. On the wall, a painted flag of the United Arab Emirates which contains the Pan-Arab colors red, green, white, and black. Falcons are birds of prey in the genus Falco, which includes about 40 species. Adult falcons have thin, tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and change direction rapidly. Additionally, they have keen eyesight for detecting food at a distance or during flight, strong feet equipped with talons for grasping or killing prey, and powerful, curved beaks for tearing flesh. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country in Western Asia at the northeast end of the Arabian Peninsula. 18.02.2020  © 2020 Didier Ruef