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Abdullah bin Salem inaugurates 45th edition of the MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show

Oct 03

Abdullah bin Salem inaugurates 45th edition of the MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show

(WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council, on Tuesday inaugurated the 45th edition of the MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show at Expo Centre Sharjah.

The MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show is organised under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

Sheikh Abdullah, who was accompanied by Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid Al Qasimi , Director of Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD), Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry,SCCI, toured the exhibition, which included the participation of more than 500 local and international companies and brands from 25 different countries that specialise in the design and manufacture of watches and jewellery, as well as accessories and ornaments made with gold, diamonds, precious stones, pearls and others.

The 45th edition of the show, which occupies an area of 30,000 square metre, will be held at a time when Gold and semi-processed gold now ranks as the number one imported goods in the country, where it has reached 10 percent of total annual imports, with a total value of AED96 billion.

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