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: FALCON HOSPITAL TOUR

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: 04 Jun 2012 to 04 Jun 2022

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This tour will allow you to discover two fundamental elements in the Emirati tradition and lifestyle: the Mosque, the religious worship place and the centre of the Islamic Culture, and the Falcon, the national bird of the UAE.

Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers and the world’s largest hand-woven carpet. 
 
Then, you will drive to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital which will give you a deep insight into one of the oldest UAE traditions: the falconry. It is not known the exact time when falconry emerged, but some history mentions assume that it dates back to 2000 years, as means to source for food. At the Falcon Hospital reception area, you will see how the falcons are registered along with their falcon passports, then you will move on to the examination room where the falcons undergo check-ups and treatments. You will have the chance to learn about the most common illnesses that endanger the health of falcons, and afterwards you will move around the hospital to see the intensive care unit and the fabulous laboratory which features the most advanced technical equipment where even the rarest diseases can be identified. Then, move outside the hospital where you can take photos of and with the majestic birds sitting on your arm. Visit the hospital wards followed by a visit to the free-flight cages where falcons can fly free inside. Stop for some refreshments and then return to the hotel.

 

 

Overview

This tour will allow you to discover two fundamental elements in the Emirati tradition and lifestyle: the Mosque, the religious worship place and the centre of the Islamic Culture, and the Falcon, the national bird of the UAE.

Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers and the world’s largest hand-woven carpet. 
 
Then, you will drive to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital which will give you a deep insight into one of the oldest UAE traditions: the falconry. It is not known the exact time when falconry emerged, but some history mentions assume that it dates back to 2000 years, as means to source for food. At the Falcon Hospital reception area, you will see how the falcons are registered along with their falcon passports, then you will move on to the examination room where the falcons undergo check-ups and treatments. You will have the chance to learn about the most common illnesses that endanger the health of falcons, and afterwards you will move around the hospital to see the intensive care unit and the fabulous laboratory which features the most advanced technical equipment where even the rarest diseases can be identified. Then, move outside the hospital where you can take photos of and with the majestic birds sitting on your arm. Visit the hospital wards followed by a visit to the free-flight cages where falcons can fly free inside. Stop for some refreshments and then return to the hotel.