Sunday, March 11, 2012

Desert Falcons

 
If you fancy a good read on everything UAE then head for the National Newspaper. They've put together a great guide of practical, social and historical information. Here's what they wrote about the bird in the photo - the falcon.

"The image of the falcon is stamped indelibly on the UAE's identity. The bird has become a potent symbol of the nation. Falconry is so close to the heart of Emirati culture that one would be hard-pressed to pass a few hours, let alone a day, without seeing an image of the bird of prey. The UAE's national symbol can be found everywhere: the coat of arms for the army and police forces, ministry logos, on every page of Emirati passports, on each paper dirham, often twice, sometimes three times; on driving licences, official stationery, gracing the tail of Etihad Airways' planes, on hundreds of postage stamps, and on many, many company logos".

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