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Doha Trade Fair Opens

I love these fairs – there are vendors from all over. One year, I bought bought fabrics from the Sudan and from Senegal – fabulous things I would never find anywhere else. It’s like a shopping trip around the world. 🙂

Huge turnout at Doha Fair
From today’s Gulf Times

Ahmed al-Nuami inaugurates the Doha Trade Fair 2010 at Doha Exhibition Centre yesterday

The eight-day Doha Trade Fair 2010 got off to a great start yesterday at the Doha Exhibition Centre in the presence of a large number of people.

The fair, organised by the Qatar Tourism and Exhibition Authority in association with Qatar Expo, has attracted more than 600 exhibitors from about 20 countries.
More than 15,000 square metres at the exhibition venue has been occupied by the exhibitors.

Bumper prizes and opportunities for bargains on an array of goods beckon visitors.
Products being sold at the venue include carpets, clothes, cosmetics, textiles, lighting accessories and brassware and handicrafts from many Asian, African, European and Middle East countries.

According to Qatar Expo, QR5mn worth of goods is expected to be sold at the fair in the next seven days.

“With 685 exhibitors this time, the fair is growing at an enormous pace every year. The event is expected to turn Doha into a top business destination of the whole of the Middle East,” an official of the organising company said. He also expressed confidence that there would be more participants at the fair next year.

Qatar Tourism and Exhibition Authority chairman Ahmed al-Nuaimi inaugurated the fair. Diplomats of a number of missions and senior Qatari community members attended the opening ceremony.

The fair timings are between 10am to 1pm and 4pm and 11pm. The event will conclude on January 24.

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Adventure, Africa, Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Community, Cross Cultural, Cultural, Doha, Education, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Events, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Marketing, Middle East, Shopping | 3 Comments