His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved the Board of Directors of the UAE Falcons Federation, created pursuant to Decision No. (31) of 2021 issued by the Chairman of the General Authority of Sports on the formation of the Board of Directors of the UAE Falcons Federation for 2020-2024. The approval came during the first meeting of the Board chaired by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed.
Sheikh Ahmed expressed his gratitude to Dubai Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his directives which led to the formation of the Board. The Crown Prince’s directives were part of efforts to preserve the heritage and culture of the country and raise awareness of the art of falconry among younger generations.
The Chairman of the Board of the UAE Falcons Federation said the key objective of its plans is to preserve a traditional sport that has been practiced in the UAE for generations. The art of falconry is a unique inherited tradition that forms part of the UAE’s rich heritage and cultural identity, he said.
Sheikh Zayed bin Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the UAE Falcons Federation. Other members of the Board include Abdullah Ahmed Al Qubaisi, Dumaithan Suwaidan Saeed Al Qamzi, Salem Ateq Al Muhairi, Saeed Khalifa Al Muhairi, Abdul Aziz Sultan Al Ali, Mohammed Essa Al Khaili, Mohammed Abdullah Ahmed bin Dalmook, Mubarak Saif Al Mansouri, Youssef Abdullah Al Ali and Rashid Mubarak Bin Markhan Al Ketbi, who serves as Acting Secretary General.
The new Board will hold its next meeting in July to allocate tasks and responsibilities among the members according to the governance guidelines for the sports federation issued by the General Authority of Sports.