Qatar Airlines on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Opening Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition

Qatar Airlines on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Opening Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition

Qatar Airways brings Global Bollywood Celebrity Icon Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to the Opening of Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition

Airline will also fly Chinese celebrities Beau Han Xu and Grace Chen for the opening of the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition that will feature more than 400 spectacular luxury jewellery brands

19 February 2019 DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is pleased to be flying leading Bollywood actress and global celebrity icon – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in style for the grand opening of the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition, the luxury jewellery and watches exhibition will take place between 20 and 25 February 2019 at the Doha Exhibition and Conference Centre (DECC). The award-winning airline is also the Official Airline Partner for the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition, an unforgettable event where glamour meets luxury.

The spectacular exhibition will also feature a dedicated Indian Pavilion where the latest and finest jewellery designed by well-known Indian designers will be showcased. These exquisite and intricate designed jewellery pieces will reflect the strong heritage and exceptional craftsmanship of the nation of India. The pavilion is also featured at a significant time as both the nations of Qatar and India continue to celebrate the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is pleased to be the Official Airline Partner of the prestigious Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition and we are honoured to be flying high profile dignitaries in style to Doha, for this grand celebration. We look forward to hosting global icon Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and other celebrities at this world-class event that will attract designers from all over the world to showcase their spectacular collections in Doha. Being truly synonymous with style and luxury at every level, Qatar Airways couldn’t be happier to offer the show’s guests a world-class travel experience as they enjoy Qatar’s warm hospitality and culture.”

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is an acclaimed Bollywood actress, and has successfully established herself as one of the most influential celebrities in India and the world. Rai was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France in 2012. She has often been cited in the media as "the most beautiful woman in the world" and was the first Indian actress to represent her country as a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.

A frontrunner in the global jewellery market, the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition is open to all jewellery and watch connoisseurs, and provides an unmissable opportunity for guests to engage with brands and designers in an exclusive atmosphere. The exhibition will also welcome several international newcomers to the 2019 edition including Tiffany & Co. and L’Atelier du Bracelet Parisien. These international luxury brands will join other major market players such as Bulgari which returns to display its collection of fine Italian jewellery and watches.

Visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to exclusively experience Qatar Airways’ award winning Business Class seat, Qsuite, which will be on display at the show. Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class and allows passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private space. Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors enable colleagues, friends or families travelling together to transform their quad into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine and socialise together.

Qatar Airways introduced its revolutionary Qsuite Business Class experience on the Mumbai and Bengaluru routes in July 2018, both of which are served by a Boeing B777 aircraft, in India. In February 2018, the award-winning airline introduced its state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 on its Delhi route. Qatar Airways was the global launch customer for this aircraft, which features a two-class configuration of 283 seats in total, offering 36 in Business Class and 247 in Economy Class.

Qatar Airways currently operates 102 weekly flights between Doha and 13 destinations in India including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram.

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 the ‘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 destinations worldwide.

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.