Organized by the World Ethnosport Confederation (WEC) Member, Qatar’s Al Gannas Association, the 14th International Marmi Festival has begun in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
Events and competitions have begun at the 14th Qatar International Falcons and Hunting (Marmi) Festival, organized by the WEC Member, Qatar’s Al Gannas Association, in Doha and will continue until January 28.
Organized by WEC Member, Qatar’s Al Gannas Association, the Marmi Festival aims to keep alive and promote the sport of falconry, which is on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The festival includes many Gulf countries alongside Qatar and aims to contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage. The Marmi Festival is considered one of the largest festivals in the region specializing in falconry and hunting.
Emphasizing their satisfaction with the intense participation of the organization from Gulf countries, President of the International Marmi Festival and Al Gannas Association President Ali bin Khatem Al-Mehshadi, as well as Vice President of Al Gannas Association Mohammed bin Abdullatif Al-Misnad provided visitors with information about the important events and rules of the Festival.
As a World Ethnosport Confederation member, Qatar’s Al Gannas Association officials conveyed their thanks to WEC for their contributions to the event and the cultural survival of traditional sports.