Al-Gannas Society is a cultural association specialized in falconry. It aims to encourage the Arabian traditional hunting by supporting falconers and managing their affairs. Al-Gannas has organized numerous events and activities, and represented Arab falconers in regional and global forums.
Al-Gannas various interests include hunting with falcons, salukis and rifles to develop traditional hunting on scientific basis and to introduce falconry to the new generation.
In 2010, UNESCO declared falconry as an intangible heritage of humanity; several countries were associated with the inscription of this element, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, the Czech republic, France, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Morocco, Spain and the Syrian Arab Republic.
Al-Gannas building is located in Katara Valley of Culture, unit No. 33, West Bay area of Doha, Qatar. The building consists of a falconry equipment exhibition, lecture theater for seminars, a veterinary clinic, hunting supplies area, guestroom and administrative offices.
- Society of distinction
- Deep-rooted culture
- Sustainable hunting
The mission of Al-Gannas Society is to organize traditional falconry by increasing membership base locally and regionally. It also aims to develop methods and regulations to govern falconry by providing services and organizing events and competitions and encouraging participation, research and studies within this field. In order to enable us to carry out this role with success and distinction, Al-Gannas has excellent facilities and equipment.