Falconry and Hunting in Arabia
By: Faris Al-Timimi
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 8.5" X 11"
Publisher: Gulfosaker Canada, Inc
Publication Date: 2007
PR Highlights: A beautifully illustrated works on the modern day practice of falconry in the Middle East
PHOTO Highlights: Generously illustrated with colour photos throughout.
Description: The author, a veterinary surgeon, started working with falcons at the Doha Veterinary Practice from 1981 to 2002, which was the first veterinary clinic dealing mainly with falcons in the entire Gulf region. Arabia is one of the ancestral homes of falconry, as Faris Al Tamimi reminds us so graphically in this book. The book explores the history and literature of Arab hunting of falcons, as well as the taming and training of falcons which are bred and kept in captivity including a detailed description of their main diseases.
Faris Al-Timimi, a veterinary surgeon, started working with falcons at the Doha Veterinary Practice from 1981 to 2012, which was the first veterinary clinic dealing mainly with falcons in the entire Gulf region. He also became involved in the veterinary care and management of rare African and Asian Antelopes kept in a private collection of wild animals in Al-Wabra, Qatar from 1983 to 2000. In 2002, he moved to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to set up The Eastern Region Falcon Clinic in Al-Khobar, by the invitation and sponsorship of H.R.H. Prince Turki bin Muhammad bin Fahd Al-Saud. He published his first book on falcons "Falcons and Falconry in Qatar" in 1987, and the second book, in Arabic, followed in 1992.