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AlUla Falcon Cup 2023: Saudi Arabia's Grand Celebration of Falconry Excellence




AlUla, Saudi Arabia


In reaffirmation of its status as a global hub for falcons and falconers, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to host the largest-ever awards in the history of falcon competitions during the period between December 28 and January 5. The Saudi Falcons Club, in collaboration with the Royal Commission for AlUla, is gearing up to unveil the inaugural edition of the AlUla Falcon Cup 2023 in the picturesque AlUla governorate, with a staggering total prize purse of SAR60 million.


Building on the resounding success of the recently concluded King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival, the AlUla Falcon Cup emerges as a continuation of the Kingdom's commitment to preserving and promoting its rich cultural heritage, in alignment with the overarching goals of Saudi Vision 2030.


The King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival, which concluded with international acclaim, entered the Guinness World Records for the third time as the largest falconry competition globally, boasting a participation of 2,654 falcons from eight countries. The festival, held under the auspices of the leadership's unwavering support, showcased the excellence of both local and international falconers in competitions such as Al-Milwah and Al-Mazayen.


The AlUla Falcon Cup extends this legacy by offering awards totaling SAR60 million, marking it as the largest falconry competition in terms of prize value on the international stage. Elite falconers, both local and international, will converge in AlUla to participate in competitions across four tracks, engaging in the exhilarating challenges of Al-Milwah and Al-Mazayen.


Beyond the competition itself, the AlUla Falcon Cup serves a broader purpose. It is a platform to celebrate the authentic culture and passion for falconry, presenting it to the world from the Kingdom's rich and diverse landscape. The event underscores the Kingdom's commitment to environmental awareness, wildlife conservation, and the support of local falconers. By encouraging them to develop and sustain their skills, the competition contributes to the preservation and evolution of this time-honored tradition.


As the world eagerly awaits this monumental event, the AlUla Falcon Cup 2023 stands as a testament to Saudi Arabia's dedication to excellence in falconry, cultural heritage preservation, and the realization of the visionary objectives outlined in Saudi Vision 2030. The competition is poised to elevate the Kingdom's standing on the global stage as a beacon for falconry enthusiasts and practitioners.

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