GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Entertainment

 
  Share

Dubai, March 26, 2020:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the conclusion of a record-breaking 2019-2020 season for heritage sports, with new records set and greater number of participation registered for various tournaments and events that promoted Emirati cultural heritage.
 
Organised under the generous directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the annual championships were held between December 2019 and March 2020 spread across key locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ajman. 
 
For almost two decades, the Fazza Heritage Championships have become an enduring legacy attracting nationals, expatriates, Arabs in the region and competitors from around the world competing in diverse heritage sports that include falconry, saktoun rifle shooting, camel marathon, free diving and Saluki racing.  
 
6,000 participation in Falconry championships in a single season
The 2019-2020 Season started with Sharjah Falconers Club Championship (Telwah), held at Maliha desert area. The Championship has proven a major attraction not only for senior falconers but also for the young ones took part in the heritage sport. 
 
The new season of the 19th Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the HHC, kicked off on December 30, 2019 and ran until January 16 at Al Ruwayyah desert area. The falconry championship, which is one of the oldest and largest tournaments of its kind, honed the skills of top falconers and found new talents in the heritage sport. 
 
There was also the Rashid Bin Humaid Falconry Championship at Al Yasmeen area in Ajman and the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of Generations) Championship for Falconry, held also in Al Ruwayyah, Dubai.
 
The combined entries at the four falconry championships registered the largest number of participation in a single season since the start of the first falconry tournament 18 years ago. According to HHC, around 6,000 entries were recorded across the four falconry championships. 
 
Youlah performers from across the region
The Meydan Grand Knight of the 20th edition of Fazza Championship for Youlah was crowned in March during a grand awarding ceremony held at Dubai Global Village. 
 
The annual heritage sport, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center, which is now on its 20th edition and 15th year shown live over Sama Dubai TV, has seen participation not just from UAE nationals but also performers from Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Libya.
 
Another first in camel racing 
To further promote the UAE's rich cultural heritage, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has launched the staging of an annual ‘Camel Trek Marathon' for expats and visitors in the UAE.
 
The ‘Camel Trek Marathon' will be held next year, alongside the 6th National Day Camel Marathon, as part Arabian Camel Festival under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan.
 
This year, around 300 camel riders participated in two new preparatory races as well as the 5th National Day Camel Marathon,.
 
Saluki racing goes stronger
A large number of enthusiasts and spectators witnessed the Saluki Championship at Dubai's Al Marmoom racetrack. 
 
Participation in the tournament also increased from outside the UAE, with at least 30 entries from Saudi Arabia joining participants from other countries and an ever-increasing contingent from Emiratis.
 
Moreover, this year's Saluki Championship has used the first time a robotic gazelle that was chashed by the salukis to test their stamina, speed and hunting capabilities. 
 
New personal and world records at Freediving Championship
The 14th Fazza Championship for Freediving concluded with yet another record-breaking year. Polish, Omani and Kuwaiti divers posted not only their personal bests but also smashed some world and tournament records at the Hamdan Sports Complex. This proved the freediving championship in Dubai has gone from strength to strength over the years.
 
A total of 30 divers from 12 countries competed in the final round, divided into three categories – Professional, UAE Nationals and GCC Amateurs, and Juniors (for UAE Nationals and GCC) – with 10 competitors in each category.
 
Polish freediver Mateusz Jan Malina lasted under water for over 10 minutes in the Professional category while Omani diver Ibrahim Sulaitani showed dominance in the GCC category with a new regional record of almost 8 minutes under water.  Also very remarkable was the 42 percent Juniors Participation of the overall contestants this season– which is the highest in the championship's history. 
 
Moving forward


Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of HHC, pointed out the enduring dedication of the Centre in promoting heritage sports and diversifying the number of participants. 
 
He also underscored the limitless support from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, for being a pillar for all these activities and tournaments.
 
“With Sheikh Hamdan's continuous support and guidance, we managed, like every season, to further improve the level of competitions and gather wide support from participants and the general public,” Bin Dalmook said.
 
Rashid Muburak Bin Markhan, Deputy CEO of the HHC, added: “The Fazza Championships have grown rapidly and extensively through the years and the HHC has expanded the number of categories and matches to welcome more participants not just in the region but also from the rest of the world.”
 
Souad Ibrahim Darwish, HHC Director of Championships, for her part, commented: “The successful conclusion of the season came as a result of the collective efforts of various organising teams and partners, including the Dubai Police, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services and the National Center of Meteorology.
 
Darwish also congratulated all the participants particularly the youth for making the Fazza Heritage Championships a resounding success, realizing the championships' motto: 'This is your heritage, you preserve it.' 

 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6269 times
Posted on : Thursday, March 26, 2020  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Top Personal Trainer Thanks Dubai Sports Council for “Be Fit, Be Safe” Campaign
Next Story : Keeping the Community Safe and Informed on COVID-19
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Make Up for Ever Introduces for the First Time Its New Active Care-in-foundation...
Olay Eyes Hydra Gel
COVID-19 Triggers Marked Decline in Global Trade: UNCTAD
LG Prioritizes Home Comfort With Latest Air Conditioners for GCC Market
Ralph Lauren Expands Its Earth Polo Offering, Reinforces Commitment to Protectin...
6 Steps X 6 Products from Essence: The Shortcut that Perfects Skin - Now more th...
Maillon De Cartier Watch
Dynabook Refreshes Portégé X Series With Latest Intel® Core™ Processors and Priv...
Kristina Fidelskaya A/W 2020 Collection “Dream”
Vatika Focuses on Making Quarantine a Quality Time With New Viral Campaign
Union Coop: AED 46 Million Project in Umm Al Quwain
Your at-Home Spa Guide With Skin Republic
Ashley Graham for Marina Rinaldi – Ss 20
Emirates Resumes Passenger Flights to 9 Destinations, including Connections betw...
Dubai Sports Council Thanks Wise Leadership for Its Protection and Care of the C...
Don't Make A Slow Recovery More Difficult with Quarantine Measures
Dubai Customs: Strategic Plan to Curb Corona
Happy Eid with Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Fleur
Smart Cooking to Save Time With Lg Appliances This Ramadan
Sony Middle East & Africa Launches New Compact 4K Handycam® Camcorder with Advan...
Paying the Ransom Doubles Cost of Recovering from a Ransomware Attack, According...
Medcare Women & Children Hospital Offers Peace of Mind to Families and Mums-to-B...
Al Zahia Supports Underprivileged Families With Electronic Tablets for Remote Le...
Game for Anything: the All-New Toyota C-HR Lands in the UAE With Unmissable Dist...
BSH Middle East FZE Stands in Support with the Dubai Health Authority Amidst COV...
Saxo Bank Market update: Copper and Silver Focus
Aviation Tops the Agenda at ATM Virtual
Dubai Customs Launches Virtual Assessment Center During Outbreak
Etihad Holidays to Be Operated by Dnata Travel Group In the UK
Mohap Hails Family Doctors' Efforts in Countering Covid-19 Crisis
Euronews Speaks To Dubai Businesses Adapting to Support Global Needs Due to COVI...
Pure Health Launches Covid-19 Field Laboratory at Sharjah Expo Centre
Instagram Partners with TBWA Raad and Egyptian Food Bank to #Stopfoodwaste
Celebrate Father's Day With Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraph Slate
Denim Culture
Positive Glimpses of Prayer and Fond Memories Win Xposure #homecaptured Global C...
ICBA Launches New Community Initiative on Zayed Humanitarian Day
Emirates Post Launches ‘Epostcard' to Connect Friends and Families
Abu Dhabi University Creates Face Shield Prototype to Support the Local Healthca...
Lenovo's Tech Gift Guide
du Customers Benefitting From the Fastest Fixed Broadband Services in the Gulf Region
Arab Bank Group Reports First Quarter 2020 Net Profit of $147.6 Million
Hospital to Organize a Live Session on Managing Hypertension During Pandemic
Al Wahda Mall is Now Open for Its Customers in Compliance With the Health and Sa...
Commodity Weekly: Gold and Silver Pop as Economic Clouds Darken
A Unique MC20 Prototype Dedicated to Sir Stirling Moss Testing of the Trident's ...
Etihad Guest Rewards Members While Staying Home
UAE Banks Among Top Performing in GCC, KPMG Report Finds
Reduced Demand for Global Oil Supply May Be Permanent
Dubai Customs and Spanish counterpart convene by video conference on trade and c...