Focus: BTN interview: Margit Gabriele Muller, government director, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

Focus: BTN interview: Margit Gabriele Muller, executive director, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

Thought-about one of many main tourism locations in Abu Dhabi, government director Margit Gabriele Muller right here tells us extra in regards to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital.

Breaking Journey Information: Are you able to inform us a bit of in regards to the operation of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital this yr – have your actions been laborious hit by the Covid-19 shutdown?

Margit Gabriele Muller: Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, our facility was closed for tourism for 4 and a half months.

Like for all tourism locations, this got here very sudden as we had already lots of tour bookings that needed to be cancelled.

BTN: Tourism performs a big position your operations, with the hospital welcoming hundreds of company annually. What does the lack of this market imply to the power?

MGM: Regardless of the circumstances, we have been nonetheless fortunate that the closure for tourism was extra in direction of the decrease tourism season as our primary season is the winter season.

Though the lack of the tourism market has affected us, we’ve got different pillars that have been nonetheless working very effectively as we’re initially a veterinary hospital and laboratory.

BTN: When do you hope to welcome patrons again to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital?

MGM: Following of the development of the scenario and easing of native preventive restrictions in United Arab Emirates, we resumed once more our excursions by mid-August.

We now see already once more a renewed curiosity in our excursions.

We have now carried out particular Covid-19 preventive measures. We have been excited to have company once more at our hospital.

BTN: Are you able to inform us a bit of in regards to the position of falconry within the Center East? It holds a cherished place throughout the area?

MGM: In Europe, falconry is performed as a sport. Nevertheless, right here within the Center East, falconry is totally totally different.

Some 40-50 years earlier than at present, Abu Dhabi had a very harsh dessert life.

In former occasions, wild migrating falcons have been used for falconry. They have been trapped after which utilized by people, who carried them 24-hours a day for as much as two weeks.

They used falcons for searching, and the prey was used as meals for his or her household.

In spring, falcons have been launched when the migrating falcons returned to their very own habitat.

Due to this fact, falcons have been a necessity for Bedouins to outlive within the desert.

Bedouins contemplate falcons as cherished member of their households, virtually the identical as kids.

BTN: Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is within the operating for the Center East’s Sustainable Tourism Award on the World Journey Awards this yr. How do accolades comparable to these enable you perform your work?

MGM: We have now all the time felt that profitable one in all these prestigious accolades – such because the Center East Accountable Tourism Award that we’ve got acquired for seven consecutive occasions and the World Accountable Tourism Award – is a superb testimony to the excellent high quality and uniqueness of our Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital excursions.

The visibility, credibility and status that profitable the Center East Accountable Tourism Award brings to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is such a beautiful assist in highlighting our excursions by the world of falcons to a worldwide viewers.

Extra Data

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is likely one of the primary tourism locations in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates.

Being the biggest and main hospital for falcons worldwide, excursions take the company on the earth of falcons which gives an unforgettable and distinctive expertise.

The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has acquired greater than 50 worldwide awards and recognitions together with the World Accountable Tourism Award within the years 2016 and 2017. 

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