A Bedouin man poses with his falcon. Falcons have been used as a hunting tool for centuries among the Bedouin communities in the Gulf. Falcons "played an important role in helping families to survive in the desert," Margit Mueller, the director of the Falcon Hospital in Abu Dhabi, said. "For that reason, they were integrated into the family. They were not merely a tool, they became regarded as a family member, even as a child."
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding