UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has been allocated hunting areas in three provinces.
Sources say the Dubai ruler, the crown prince and deputy ruler and finance and industries minister have been issued the permits.
The king and members of his family will hunt the internationally protected birds.
Fourteen other members of his family also allowed to hunt houbara during the 2020-21 season.
Sources say the hunters have been allocated certain areas in two provinces — Balochistan and Punjab.
Rare species are used to hunt houbara bustards.
The rare birds were bred and raised by the International Fund for Houbara Conservation, Abu Dhabi.
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The bustards were released into the desert last year.
Oil-rich Arab hunters keep a large number of falcons to pursue their houbara bustard hunting.
The special hunting permits have been issued by the foreign ministry’s deputy chief of protocol.
The highly rare falcon species are used by Arab hunters to hunt the houbara bustard, say sources.
Hunters' list includes the UAE president, his brothers and another member of the royal family, sources say.
Hunters need to change their aged falcons with younger ones that could hunt houbara bustard more efficiently.
Pakistanis are not allowed to hunt the endangered bird.
The bird has been placed on the list of threatened species.
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Permits to hunt houbara bustard are usually issued to ruling elite of Gulf States.
Sources say the development is against the judiciary's directives.