Set amidst the sandy splendor of the Arabian Desert, Banyan Tree Al Wadi provides a welcome respite from fast paced city life. Uniquely positioned within 500 hectares of spectacular nature reserve, this luxurious resort is a sanctuary to both its guests as well as an abundance of exotic desert wildlife, ranging from Oryx and Arabian Gazelle to some of the world’s most unique birds; including Falcons, Hawks, Kestrels, Owls and Eagles.
Banyan Tree Al Wadi is the only resort offering an official Falconry Course in the UAE, enabling budding falconers to embark on a unique two day course split into theory and practical lessons. Theoretical topics include history, species identification, housing, husbandry, as well as an insight into health, disease and food preparation.
Banyan Tree Al Wadi also offers travelers a unique opportunity to engage and interact with the birds at their leisure. With a variety of educational experiences and displays at the world class Falconry Mews, Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre, resident professional falconers are on hand to deliver advice and provide insights into the lives of these magnificent creatures, using traditional Arabic and modern Western techniques in their training methods. From ‘walking with the hawks’ to raptor displays and falconry experiences tailored to each guests’ preference, there is something to suit every bird enthusiast.
The two day Falconry Course at Banyan Tree Al Wadi from AED 4,400* (approx. $1,198) per person includes:
· 16 hours of theoretical and practical tuition
· Daily lunch, snacks and beverages
· A complimentary Falcon Show
· Certificate and gift
· Students on the course receive a 20% discount on accommodation at Banyan Tree Al Wadi; and a 20% discount at Banyan Tree Spa Al Wadi
Accommodation prices at Banyan Tree Al Wadi start from $576 per night on a bed and breakfast basis.
Banyan Tree Al Wadi, www.banyantree.com