This event, now in its 19th year, presents products showcased by 140 exhibitors from 18 countries. Over 10,000 visitors from across the Gulf are expected to attend. The event underlines the growing importance of the United Arab Emirates as a marketplace for gold. The show is completely open to the public, who will get a chance to see the latest jewellery and watch designs from the world’s top-notch designers and brands. The products shown include finest jewellery, gemstones and designer timepieces. The location of the Abu Dhabi International Jewellery and Watch Show (JWS) is the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Raya Dandal, Show Manager, Reed Exhibitions, said: “The JWS in Abu Dhabi has been a must-attend show for the general public alike from many years now, but this year’s event promises to be truly spectacular given the recent interest in gold and other precious metals. With exhibitors from all over the world, visitors can expect to see everything from beautifully crafted ethnic pieces through to haute couture designer collections. Whether you work in the industry, want to pick up something special for a loved one, or are just interested to see the latest trends and fashions in the jewellery world, JWS promises to be the one jewellery event in the region that cannot be missed. With the recent correction in gold prices after many months of record-breaking rise in prices, this is a golden opportunity for all those who have been staying from the metal to lap up some truly exquisite jewellery sets,” Dandal said.
Of late, the UAE has been growing in its importance as a major gateway for physical gold for the whole region. The total reported amount of physical gold supply in the year 2010 through mining and scrap recycling was approximately 3800 tons from which approximately 600 tons were physically traded and shipped through the UAE. These numbers demonstrate that the UAE has between 16-18 percent of the worldwide physical gold business. JWS is set to further support this larger economic trend by providing an outlet for global jewellery traders to showcase their wares and craftsmanship.
Tickets for the exhibition can be bought at the venue and are available for AED 20 per person, which also entitles visitors to participate in a daily raffle draw during the event with some spectacular prizes to be won.