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I woke up at dawn to follow a top falconer training the fastest creatures on earth to compete for $7 million in prizes, and found the Middle East’s oldest pastime grisly and thrilling

Though falconry has existed in cultures throughout history, it has a central role in the United Arab Emirates and Middle Eastern culture, where nomads have long used falcons to hunt for food. In the UAE falconers train their falcons, which can cost up to $US60,000 a bird, to race at […]
I woke up at dawn to follow a top falconer training the fastest creatures on earth to compete for $7 million in prizes, and found the Middle East’s oldest pastime grisly and thrilling