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Old 05-12-2011, 08:08 AM
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From what I have seen the festival has been widely advertised in the Gulf News and other local newspapers.

I know nnothing about taxis from the airports but Al Aln is a major city so there must be public transport.

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I somehow cant picture a massive turnout from local falconers. Maybe a few dignitaries at the opening, etc. but thats it I suspect.

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Jannes
Why do you think this?

John

Just received this information

5. Please note taxis are available from DUBAI & ABU DHABI airports (approx. 220 AED/ 38 GBP/ 45 EUR / 60 USD to Al Ain).
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:09 PM
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Renting a car is worth a look. Especially if u have British or US license. You can hire a small car for 120 quid for a week from Dubai Airport- roads are very good and petrol is cheap as chips.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:23 PM
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From what I have seen the festival has been widely advertised in the Gulf News and other local newspapers.

I know nnothing about taxis from the airports but Al Aln is a major city so there must be public transport.

John



Why do you think this?

John

Just received this information

5. Please note taxis are available from DUBAI & ABU DHABI airports (approx. 220 AED/ 38 GBP/ 45 EUR / 60 USD to Al Ain).
Just a gut feeling John. These guys approach their falconry differently to us. Of course I hope Im wrong.

Btw, the official website makes mention of shuttle buses between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain every hour.

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In staying in the Hilton, anyone else there?

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In staying in the Hilton, anyone else there?

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It looks like the Hilton is the base for the sponsored UK contingent John so you won't be on your own..
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:46 AM
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It looks like the Hilton is the base for the sponsored UK contingent John so you won't be on your own..
Our group flies out tomorrow evening from Heathrow. Bags packed and raring to go. My one concern is leaving my wife without the landrover as the weather forecast is not good.

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Our group flies out tomorrow evening from Heathrow. Bags packed and raring to go. My one concern is leaving my wife without the landrover as the weather forecast is not good.

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I'll be on that flight too John, see you there.
I hope this wet windy weather sorts itself out for when we return

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Guys what time are you arriving Dubai/Abu Dhabi airport?!

I'll arrive Satuarday at Abu Dhabi 730pm, have no idea about how to come to Al ain but will sort it out somehow I guess.
Looking forward to seeing you all there,

anyone else arriving that late?

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Received this today, hopefully this can help anyone who has not received it but is coming! Looking forward to meeting people there!

Dear International Festival of Falconry Visitor,

Please find the instructions for your arrival attached. We suggest printing this out before travelling for convenience.

Departures: More information is to follow. We estimate that you need to be ready for pick up from your hotel 5 hours before the flight departs.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Al Ain!

Kind Regards,
The International Festival of Falconry Team.


Arrival instructions for DUBAI & ABU DHABI Airports

Arrival at DUBAI International Airport
•Terminal 1: Find the Prime Limousine coordinator holding the Festival sign. Or look for ‘Budget Rent a Car’ desk and identify yourself.
•Terminal 2: Find the Prime Limousine coordinator holding the Festival sign. Or look for ‘Budget Rent a Car’ desk and identify yourself.
•Terminal 3: Find the Prime Limousine coordinator holding the Festival sign in the Lobby area.

ABU DHABI International Airport
Find the Prime Limousine coordinator holding the Festival sign at the Arrivals gate. Or go to Etihad Arrival desk and ask for a Prime Limousine coordinator.
Please note
1. Pick-up service will be provided by Prime Limousine
2. Prime Limousine have flight details for all sponsored delegates
3. Prime Limousine operate a 24/7 operation at Abu Dhabi & Dubai airports
4. Independent visitors (non-sponsored) please email your arrival flight number, time, date etc to info@falconryfestival.com .

5. Please note taxis are available from DUBAI & ABU DHABI airports (approx. 330 AED/ 58 GBP/ 67 EUR / 90 USD to Al Ain).


Emergency Telephone numbers
ABU DHABI Airport coordinator - 00971 55 9839 747 (abroad)
DUBAI Terminal 1 - Airport coordinator - 00971 55 9839 170 (abroad)
Terminal 3 - Airport coordinator - 00971 55 9839 676 (abroad)

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Guys what time are you arriving Dubai/Abu Dhabi airport?!

I'll arrive Satuarday at Abu Dhabi 730pm, have no idea about how to come to Al ain but will sort it out somehow I guess.
Looking forward to seeing you all there,

anyone else arriving that late?

Julia
The Canadian contingent flies in from Frankfurt to Abu Dhabi at nearly midnight on Saturday!
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Old 18-12-2011, 06:32 AM
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Sat in the departure lounge at Abu Dhabi International airport> Flying out at 8.25 GMT. Had a wonderful week with lots of new friends made and interesting stories to tell.

My week was to be fair woek and more woek and at times it was to say the least stressful but the company of falconers from across the world was amazing. Yes we were all asked the same old questions by the public visiting the site but the banter between the "workers" was great.

The desert camp was not quite as described nor in fact was the festival but a great experience all the same.

Watching pursuit falcons chase lures attached to model aeroplanes across the skiy was simply breathtaking, as was seeing people walk for the first time after spending four hours treking across the desert on a camel.

However the downside was seeing just how cruelly the locals treat their beautiful falcons, falcon which you and I would spend probably thousands of pounds on.

Pictures to follow.

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