This year's exhibition showcases more than 500
spectacular luxury jewellery brands and a range of classic and contemporary
collections from international and local designers
Qatar Airways' luxurious Business Class seat,
Qsuite, on display at the show for guests to experience
The National Carrier of the State of Qatar flew a
host of celebrities and influencers to Doha for this year's exhibition, including
Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Chinese designers Grace Chen and
Beau Han Xu
BEIJING, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 21 February 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.
Beau Han Xu and Grace Chen
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
As the Official Airline Partner of the DJWE, Qatar Airways is
thrilled to have flown in Chinese jewellery designer Beau Han Xu and fashion
designer Grace Chen to Doha to provide a glittering touch to the Doha Jewellery
& Watches Exhibition 2019, featuring some of the world's finest gemstones,
jewellery collections and watches.
Qatar Airways also invited a host of other international
celebrities and style influencers to the event, including Indian actress and
Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
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
Han Xu is an internationally-renowned artist, gemologist and award-winning
jewelry designer whose work fuses the magical and futuristic. He previously collaborated
with Swarovski to create the innovative Beau Cut™ Gemstone, and created
innovative luxury lifestyle designs in partnership with Rolls-Royce, Sunseeker
super yacht, leading international hotel groups and other luxury brands. His private
clients include members of royal families, celebrities, and UHNIWS.
as one of China's most influential fashion innovators, Grace Chen has been
hailed as "the Power Dresser of China" by the South China Morning Post and
"China's Most Sought-After Couturier" by the Hollywood Reporter. Her unique designs draw out the beauty in
every woman by combining sophistication, elegance and modern aesthetics,
resulting in a textural sculpture that appeals to the most stylish and iconic
women in the world.
the first mainland Chinese alumni of New York's Fashion Institute of
Technology, she was a 'designer to the
stars' in New York and Hollywood before
setting up her own label in China in 2009. Her famous clients include Oprah Winfrey,
Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, leading Chinese actresses Liu Xiaoqing, Li
Bing Bing, Xu Qing and Taiwanese actress Lin Chi-Ling.
In tandem with the exhibition, Grace and Beau are presenting
an exclusive fashion show for leading social media fashion and jewellery
influencers aboard the carrier's Qatar Executive Jet (QE) on Thursday 21
The event showcases both the sophistication of Chinese design
and Qatar Airways' prestigious Gulfstream G650ER jet for the global travelling
elite, the fastest and most coveted ultra-long-range business jet in the world.
With phenomenal range capability to fly non-stop from the Middle East to North
America, or from Asia to Africa, it perfectly suits those flying halfway around
the globe -- in unparalleled passenger comfort with industry-leading cabin
At the private fashion show aboard, Grace and Beau will
showcase eight exquisite designs from their collections. Grace Chen describes
her inspiration as "stories of the woman, how she truly feels about herself,
and how she sees the world". She added: "My design always reflects a woman's
heart. I think all of the women desire the same things: Love and Respect, no
matter who they are, or where they come from. I like to use fashion to help
people find the best of themselves, and pursue the best of what they can reach
in their lives. There are a lot of Chinese elements in my design, but these are
very subtle and fundamental, seamlessly reflected in the rather modern and
sophisticated Grace Chen style."
Beau Han Xu is inspired by "nature and the ethereal". His
creations freeze inspirational moments that fuse magical and futuristic
material and techniques in time...a raindrop's splash, swimming diamonds, and the
subtleties of light playing on light.
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
Qsuite is being introduced on long-haul flights
served by Qatar Airways -- including direct connections to Doha and onwards to
Europe and Africa from Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
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
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.
About Qatar Airways:
the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years
of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 160 business and
leisure destinations on board a modern fleet of more than 230 aircraft. The
world's fastest-growing airline added a number of exciting destinations to its
growing network including Gothenburg, Sweden; Da Nang, Vietnam; and Mombasa,
Kenya in 2018, and several new destinations are due to be launched this
year, including Malta, as well as many more.
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 Airline in the Middle East',
'World's Best First Class Airline Lounge' and 'Best Business Class Seat', in
recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar
Airways has been awarded the coveted "Skytrax Airline of the Year" title, which
is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, four
patented Qatar Airways product, features the industry's first-ever double bed
in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing
passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its
kind in the industry.
Qatar Airways was
the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance oneworld,
enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than
150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar
Airways' in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000
entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music,
games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its
B787, B777, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in
touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning
airline's on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local
initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar
Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level
sporting events, including the FIFA 2022 World Cup, reflecting the values of
sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the
airline's own brand message - Going
Qatar Airways Cargo, one of
the world's leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60
freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers
freight to more than 160 key business and leisure destinations globally on more
than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8
freighters, 15 Boeing 777 freighters and eight Airbus A330 freighters.