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by Mariana M. Munuce · photos by Jennifer Ogden

isputed by the rivalry of the two titans: the desert and the sea, the State of Qatar, one of the richest countries in the Arabian Gulf, surprises travelers with its towering buildings and elegant malls and enchants them with the magic of its traditional

souqs.

R Leaving behind the modern capital city Doha, and driving 70 kilometers north

across the immensity of the desert, home to Bedouins who wave to travelers on their way, one suddenly beholds an amazing, green oasis, Al Waab Farm.

R Al Waab, which in English

means the lowlands, is an enormous expanse. Surprisingly, a great part of it has been adapted to be the natural habitat of different wild species because the owner of the farm, Sheikh Abdulla bin Khalid Al Thani, is a great lover of animals, especially straight Egyptian horses.

R The land is covered here and there by shrubs and bushes, typical of those surrounding the desert owing to the scarce rainfall in the region. Unexpectedly, another part of the farm is enhanced by transparent lakes and ponds, where colorful fish and aquatic birds abound.

R One of the owner’s sons, Sheikh Ahmed bin Abdulla Al Thani, has inherited his father’s passion for animals and is responsible for creating and leading the pure straight Egyptian Arabian horse breeding program at Al Waab Farm. Inspired by his uncle, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Khalid Al Thani of Al Rayyan Farm, Sheikh Ahmed has traveled all over the world in order to achieve the finest collection of straight Egyptian mares and stallions.

R During

the last five years some special offspring have been born, so there is no doubt that with the leadership of Sheikh Ahmed´s vision and his dedication, a promising future lies ahead for straight Egyptian Arabian horses in Qatar and the Arabian Gulf.

Sheikh Abdulla bin Khaled Al Thani, owner of Al Waab Farm. 26 b ARABIAN HORSE WORLD b may 2012


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Ruminaja Ali Anaza El Farid Bint Deenaa Farres MFA Mareekh Amir Shameerah AK Shahniya 1995 grey stallion

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Safir Ashhal Al Rayyan Ansata Majesta Amaar Al Rayyan Safir Al Wajba Al Rayyan Ansata Sharifa 2003 grey stallion

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Safir Ashhal Al Rayyan Ansata Majesta Barraq El Aliya Al Adeed Al Shaqab Asrar Al Rayyan Ansata Selket 2008 grey stallion

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Ansata Halim Shah Maysoun Maysouna Authentic Ibn Nawaal The Egyptian Prince AK Nawaal Dahmah Shahwaniah 1999 grey stallion

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Ansata Sinan Sinan Al Rayyan Al Wajba Al Rayyan Shaheen Al Waab Maydan-Madheen Sharuby HP Shahneekha 2009 bay stallion

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Salaa El Dine

Adnan

Ghazala

NK Nada

Salaa El Dine

Nashua

Lotfeia

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1999 grey mare

Shaikh Al Badi

Alidaar

Bint Magidaa

Al Angha Al Rayyan

Ansata Halim Shah

Ansata Majesta

Ansata Malika

2000 grey mare

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El Hadiyyah

El Habiel

Bint Bint Hamamaa

Ameera Saqr

Alidaar

Alidarra

Glorieta Serima

2000 grey mare

Imperial Madheen

Tallahsman

Bint Atallah

Nabeela Saqr

Prince Fa Moniet

Ansata Nafisa

Ansata Nefara

2001 grey mare

Ansata Halim Shah

Ansata Hejaze

Ansata Sudarra

Nefisa Alsafinat

Ruminaja Ali

Aliikat

Katourah

2001 grey mare 33 b ARABIAN HORSE WORLD b may 2012


Safir

Ashhal Al Rayyan

Ansata Majesta

Ajmal Farasha

Alidaar

Classic Farida

Frabilahh

2003 grey mare

Safir

Ashhal Al Rayyan

Ansata Majesta

Shahira Al Nasser

Imperial Mahzeer

Bint Saida Al Nasser

Saida

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2003 grey mare

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Safir

Ashhal Al Rayyan

Ansata Majesta

Jouna Al Naif

Farres

Ansata Mouna

Talmona

2006 grey mare

Ansata Halim Shah

Al Adeed Al Shaqab

Sundar Alisayyah

D’Aajaa Al Naif

Imperial Mahzeer

Mezna Al Rayyan

Ansata Magnifica

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2008 grey mare

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Ansata Sinan

Sinan Al Rayyan

Al Wajba Al Rayyan

Narjis Al Rayyan

Prince Fa Moniet

Ansata Nefer Isis

Ansata Nefertiti

2008 grey mare

Safir

Ashhal Al Rayyan

Ansata Majesta

Cherifa Al Rayyan

Prince Fa Moniet

G Shafaria

Ansata Sharifa

2007 grey mare

Safir

Ashhal Al Rayyan

Ansata Majesta

Sobh Al Rayyan

Al Adeed Al Shaqab

Selma Al Rayyan

G Shafaria

2009 grey mare 36 b ARABIAN HORSE WORLD b may 2012


Safir

Ashhal Al Rayyan

Ansata Majesta

Salsabel Elalya

Al Adeed Al Shaqab

Asrar Al Rayyan

Ansata Selket

2010 grey filly

Ansata Sinan

Sinan Al Rayyan

Al Wajba Al Rayyan

Simha Al Rayyan

Ashhal Al Rayyan

Salsabel Al Rayyan

Ansata Selket

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2009 grey mare

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Ashhal Al Rayyan

Safir Al Rayyan

RN Farida

Safira Al Waab

El Thay Ibn Halim Shah

El Thay Menha

El Thay Bint Kamla

2007 grey mare

Safir

Ashhal Al Rayyan

Ansata Majesta

Bahriah Al Waab

Shahin

NK Ashmahan

Helala

2008 grey mare

Ansata Hejazi

Ansata Nile Echo

Ansata White Nile

Deema Al Waab

Salaa El Dine

Nadeema

Amarilla

2010 grey filly 38 b ARABIAN HORSE WORLD b may 2012


El Thay Kamil

Ansata Selman

El Thay Kamla

Amaal Al Waab

El Habiel

Ameera Saqr

Alidarra

2010 grey filly

Safir

Ashhal Al Rayyan

Ansata Majesta

Nagd Al Waab Wagd

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Gad Allah Wasfia

2010 grey filly

Imperial Madheen

Ansata Sokar

Ansata Samantha

Sokaria Al Waab

Ansata Nile Pasha

Mesoudah Al Rayyan

Bint Mesouda MHP

2010 grey filly 39 b ARABIAN HORSE WORLD b may 2012


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Sheikh Abdull a Bin Khaled Bin Hamed Al Thani, owner Sheikh Ahmed Bin Abdull a Bin Khaled Al Thani, director P.O. Box 90791 路 Doha, Qatar Manager: Agustin Gigena 路 +974 6662 1466 alwaabfarm@hotmail.com

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Al Waab Farm