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Falcon on the plane

Jordan - truly authentic Middle East experience

March 28th 2014
I have lived in the Middle East for almost two years now, but coming to Jordan is the first time I feel like I dove headfirst into Arabic culture. From start to finish. First was the plane ride from Doha. I was seated near the back of the plane wear a Qatari man was traveling with his hooded falcon. A falcon!! Not in a cage! Just chillin... Apparently he was $26,000 and one of only five falcons ... read more
Middle East » Jordan » North » Amman

Jordanian Flag For most of its history since independence from British administration in 1946, Jordan was ruled by King HUSSEIN (1953-99). A pragmatic ruler, he successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states... ... read more
29th March 2014

I saw four of them once on a flight from Dubai to Doha - amazing to see them being carried onto a plane.
1st April 2014

That was the first time I'd seen one on the plane! It was pretty cool and well behaved. Must be nice to be a falcon sometimes... :)

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