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WJMES attracts over 75,000 visitors


Visitors during the 53rd Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show.

Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS) wrapped up five days of fantastic displays and vibrant activity with the conclusion of the 53rd edition of the Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show 2024 (WJMES 2024) on Sunday evening.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and supported by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the event captivated an audience of 75,000 visitors, reinforcing its prominence in the luxury watch and jewellery sector.

The final day of the exhibition was marked by the excitement of announcing the lucky winners of the event’s draws, which included lavish prizes such as a Cadillac car, a kilogramme of gold, and opulent jewellery items including diamond-studded rings and necklaces.

This year’s show was especially remarkable for featuring a 4-kilogramme raw emerald, considered a rare find globally, alongside exclusive designs from leading brands in the industry. Among the standout exhibits was the world’s longest shivering, an artifact inspired by ancient Emirati heritage, crafted from pure gold and measuring over two meters, valued at Dhs1.3 million (approximately $350,000).Top of Form

The event also showcased a plethora of exclusive and rare international pieces, drawing attention with items like a scooter and bicycle plated with 24-carat gold, valued at AED3 million, and over 10,000 unique handcrafted gold pieces. Notable attractions of the event included rare Egyptian artefacts painted with 24 carat gold, priced at Dhs4 million, as well as thousands of intricately designed necklaces, bracelets, and rings, adorned with precious stones and diamonds, showcasing the finest in jewellery and luxury watches at competitive prices.

Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, said, “The impressive turnout of visitors for the 53rd Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show reflects its prominent position as a regional hub for rare gold and jewellery.”


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