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14 February 2008 04:54 pm

Qatar lauches Middle East's Largest Watch and Jewelry Exhibition

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Qatar lauches Middle East's Largest Watch and Jewelry Exhibition

Duration: 12/2/2008 - 17/2/2008



HE the Premier Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani inaugurated the Middle East’s largest jewellery and watches exhibition at the newly built and impressive Doha Exhibition Centre here last night. Leading firms representing some 450 international brands have already taken up 25 stands at the 5th Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition at the newly built and impressive Doha Exhibition Centre near the InterContinental.

Among the exhibitors are Alfardan Jewellery, Al Majed Jewellery, Modern Home, Cartier, Marzooa Al Shamlan & Sons, Ali Bin Ali Jewellery & Watches, Amiri Gems, Blue Salon, Wazni Jewellery, Al Zain, Bvlgari, Al Muftaf Jewellery, Al Jaber Watches, Paris Gallery, Al Makki Jewelery & Watches, Boucheron Paris, Royal Jewellery, Blue Diamond Group, Christian Or Jewellery.



HE the Premier, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani, visiting Alfardan Jewellery’s stall at the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition. In the picture are Hussein Alfardan and Ali Alfardan among other guests

The exhibition will be held until February 17.



The event also marked the formal launch of the Doha Exhibition Centre.

The current edition of the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition will be much larger in size, covering over 11,000sq m of exhibition space, about 73% of the total exhibition area of 15,000sq m. The stands had been designed by the occupants themselves based on the Qatar Tourism and Exhibition Authority (QTEA) specifications.

Earlier QTEA chairman Ahmed A al-Nuaimi said the exhibitors had done a “wonderful job”.

“They (exhibitors) have invested millions on their stands. Considering the scale and investments and the quality of work we have allowed them to retain the facilities for three years,” the QTEA chairman said.



He said exquisite collection of watches and jewellery from world renowned manufacturers would be on display at the event. Visitors can also buy them.



The exhibition will be open from 11am till 10pm on all days except Friday. On Friday visitors will be allowed between 4pm and 10pm.

There would not be any specific time dedicated to women this time because such an arrangement had caused inconvenience to exhibitors in the previous years. Also children under 16 will not be allowed.



Ample car parking space has been provided at the new Doha Exhibition Centre, QTEA said. It can accommodate up to 500 cars in the front side and 1,000 cars behind the building.

HE the Minister of Finance, Yousef Hussein Kamal, senior officials and prominent businessmen including Hussein Alfardan and Sheikh Nawaf Nasser bin Khalid al-Thani were among those present.