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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. Humaid Al Tayer (R) is a rich Emirati man with a passion for falcons. He is the owner of A&H Falcons which take parts in various falcons' competitions. A falconer has freed his hawk which starts flying the 400 meters race competition. Both men wear 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. 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