Posted on February 21, 2019

Qatar Airways welcomed a glamourous opening day of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), held under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the State of Qatar, His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

The exhibition was officially opened on Wednesday 20 February by H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani; in attendance were the Minister of Finance of the State of Qatar and Chairman of Qatar Airways Group, His Excellency Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi; Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communication, His Excellency Mr. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti; Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, and other VIP guests.

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This spectacular exhibition, taking place from 20-25 February at the Doha Exhibition and Conference Centre (DECC), features more than 500 international luxury brands displaying some of the world’s finest gemstones, jewellery collections and watches, along with special editions and unique pieces. Visitors to the DJWE will also have the opportunity to experience Qatar Airways’ award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite, which is on display at the show. Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as adjustable panels and movable TV monitors that passengers can adjust to transform their quad into a private suite, enabling colleagues, friends or families travelling together them to work, dine and socialise together.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to welcome the opening day of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition. This much-anticipated event offers visitors the opportunity to experience the quality and craftsmanship of some of the world’s finest gemstones and jewellery collections. It is also is the perfect showcase for our patented Business Class seat, Qsuite – a product we believe has truly revolutionised the concept of luxury in the skies. We invite all guests to experience our unique in-flight experience right here at the show.”

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As the Official Airline Partner of the DJWE, Qatar Airways is thrilled to have flown the internationally-renowned Indian actress and Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, to Doha to open this year’s DJWE. The airline has also flown a host of other international celebrities and style influencers to take part in the event, including Chinese jewellery designer Beau Han Xu and fashion designer Grace Chen. A multiple-award winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 230 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The airline has launched an array of exciting new destinations recently, including Gothenburg Sweden; Mombasa, Kenya and Da Nang, Vietnam. Qatar Airways will add a number of new destinations to its extensive route network in 2019, including Malta, as well as many more.

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