Big turnout recorded by watch and jewellery show

First published: 01-04-2010

There has been an "impressive turnout" of people during the first two days of the 28th MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show, which kicked off at Expo Centre Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on March 30th, it has been reported.

AMEinfo revealed that the weaker dollar is increasing the demand for gold as an alternative investment option and this is translating into improved sales of watches and jewellery using the precious metal.

The show claimed to register a 24 per cent rise in the number of visitors when compared to the spring edition of the twice-yearly fair in 2009, in turn having a footfall of over 18,000 visitors on the first two days - up from 14,422 visitors during April 2009.

Mr Kevin Kee, the director of Advance Diamond in Singapore, said: "The show is one of the most growing and important one in the Middle East and all look forward to launching their new products, especially in this spring edition of the show.

"The show is the most attractive platform for both trade buyers and individual retailers."

It is still not as big at BaselWorld, the biggest watch fair in the world that was hosted in Switzerland earlier this month.

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