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  • Ahmed Saleh

AlUla Falcon Cup 2023: A Spectacular Showcase of Falconry Excellence and Cultural Splendor

AlUla, December 27, 2023, The Mughayra Heritage Sports Village in AlUla governorate is abuzz with excitement as it prepares to host the highly anticipated AlUla Falcon Cup, set to kick off this Thursday. This prestigious event, recognized as the world's largest falconry competition, boasts an impressive prize pool of 60 million Saudi Riyals and is expected to draw thousands of visitors.

Running from December 28 to January 5, the AlUla Falcon Cup will feature top-notch local and international falconers displaying their extraordinary skills in the Falcon Mazayen's best-of-breed show and the exhilarating Al-Melwah races. The Saudi Falcons Club, in collaboration with the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), is organizing this grand event that promises a thrilling showcase of falconry prowess.

The unique environmental landscapes and ancient landmarks of AlUla provide a picturesque backdrop for the competition, creating an unforgettable experience for both participants and spectators. The perfect climate for the 400-meter Al-Melwah races adds an extra layer of excitement to the tournament.

Preparations for the inaugural edition of the cup are in full swing, with meticulous arrangements made for the infrastructure of the Al-Melwah competition rounds, the Mazayen show hall, and designated areas for visitors, falconers, and falcons. AlUla, with its rich history spanning thousands of years, offers diverse natural sites and ideal terrains for heritage competitions, making it an exceptional destination for hosting various sports events.

The AlUla Falcon Cup is not just a sporting event; it's a celebration of the nation's identity and a showcase of the rich tradition of falconry in the Arabian Peninsula. Beyond the competitions, visitors will be treated to a range of distinctive events, activities, and entertaining shows, all set against the cultural and natural splendor of historic AlUla.

As the tournament unfolds, it is poised to create lasting memories, promote the heritage of falconry, and offer an immersive experience that reflects the unique blend of tradition and innovation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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