Ali Bin Ali Luxury shines at 17th Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition

Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE), the annual spectacle featuring local and global luxury brands, unveiled its 17th edition and, once again, Ali Bin Ali Luxury became a part of its success story.

The exclusive show, held from February 20 to 29 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, celebrated the spirit of luxury and the beauty of stunning craftsmanship. It brought together the country’s top luxury retailers and renowned global brands under one roof.

Ali Bin Ali Luxury has been a part of the prestigious event since its inception and has taken pride in displaying the most luxurious jewelry and timepieces in such a glamorous setup.

Like every year, Ali Bin Ali Luxury’s booth at DJWE was a major attraction for all lovers of jewelry and glamour. A special in-booth event was organized on the February 26 at Marco Valente’s booth where the designer and cutting-edge stylist presented the brand’s latest novelties.

This year, apart from the all-time favorites, Ali Bin Ali Luxury unveiled new brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Nous at the exhibition.

Brands that adorned ABA Luxury’s booth are: Arnold & Son, AS29, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Buccellati, Cartier, Damiani, David Morris, Dolce & Gabbana, Garrard, Gilan, Gorgoglione, Graff, Graham, Hulchi Belluni, HYT, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Kern, Lalaounis, Leo Pizzo, Lorraine, Marco Valente, Messika, Mikimoto, Nous, Panerai, Piaget, Pomellato, Prologue, Ralph Lauren, RCM, Repossi, RF Riviere, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Stenzhorn, Shamballa, Schreiner, Schwartz, Ulysse Nardin, Van Cleef & Arpels and Verdi.

Exhibition-goers from around Qatar as well as international visitors who visited ABA Luxury’s pavilion had the opportunity to enjoy fine timepieces, exquisite jewelry, classical writing instruments and sophisticated accessories.

Mr. Awn Zureikat, Chief Operating Officer – Ali Bin Ali Luxury, said: “Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition has made Qatar a prominent star on the global luxury map and we are proud to be a part of it. Considering the exhibition’s international appeal and the niche crowd that attends the show, it is the perfect platform to introduce timeless, exquisite masterpieces. Our collection has impressed visitors every year and with every new edition of DJWE, we have experienced a rising number of visitors to the Ali Bin Ali Luxury booth.”

DJWE has expanded over the years and the 17th edition witnessed the participation of more than 500 brands from over 10 countries. They displayed their finest work, special editions and unique pieces, alongside the most talented emerging local jewelry designers. The show was a grand success with jewelry lovers gathering to experience the special occasion and witness an outstanding array of high-end merchandise.

 

Galeries Lafayette Doha unveils ‘Mother Blossom’ campaign in association with international paper artist Zoe Bradley

Adding to the bloom to spring 2020, Galeries Lafayette Doha launched the unique ‘Mother Blossom’ campaign on February 22, 2020. The theme not only celebrates the advent of spring but also paved the way for the upcoming Mother’s Day celebrations in the Middle East on March 21. The stars of this campaign were the creative floral designs by world-famous British paper artist Zoe Bradley.

 

To support the campaign, Zoe was herself present at the launch event of the campaign where the local media and social media influencers got a rare chance to interact with her. The paper artist, whose work combines sculpture, fashion and theatre, conceptualized and created some exclusive pieces to adorn the Parisian Department Store for the ‘Mother Blossom’ campaign.

 

Speaking about her creations, Zoe said: “I work with paper just as a designer works with fabric, folding, curling, scoring and stitching the paper. My challenge is always to create something unexpected from its original 2D sheet form into a magical 3D sculpture. I am excited to present my contemporary paper art installation and it’s very rewarding to see my paper sculptures fit into different environments and cultures.”

 

Apart from the four floral headpieces featured in the store, it is the pastel pink paper floral dress that will leave everyone spellbound. This is the first time the dress has been displayed to the public and the discerning customers of Galleries Lafayette.

 

Symbolizing the awakening of a new season and in celebration of Mother’s Day, the dress featured prominently at the entrance to Galeries Lafayette Doha, offering an inspirational welcome on a monumental scale.

 

The dress took three weeks to make by highly skilled members of Zoe’s team. It’s adorned with over 1,500 hand-cut flowers, including a typically English variety of roses, cherry blossom, delphinium, daisies and butterflies. Each individual flower was applied by hand, creating the pattern and texture of the gown. The final creation was led by Zoe’s own instinctive eye – which makes every dress of hers truly unique.

 

Thanking Zoe for her support and contribution to the ‘Mother Blossom’ campaign, Creative & Store Design Director of Galeries Lafayette Doha Kevin Gerard Pender said: “It is an honor to have Zoe Bradley’s art displayed in our store. The way she conceptualized and created the unique works to art to merge with our campaign is truly awe inspiring. Zoe’s paper sculpture will create an unforgettable experience for our clients.”

 

Zoe draws upon her skills as a former fashion designer, working like a tailor while also applying her artistry using the paper form. Today, her clients include worldwide luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Tiffany & co., Graff, Christian Louboutin, Sotheby’s and Harrods.

ABA Fashion and Galeries Lafayette Doha, ABA Luxury fight it out at The Kick-Off Football League

On December 20, 2019 Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Fashion, Luxury and Galeries Lafayette organized an inter-division football match. The Kick-Off Football League witnessed stiff competition between ABA Fashion and Galeries Lafayette Doha, and ABA Luxury.

At 7am, the team members and organizers gathered at Markhiya Stadium and were all set for an exciting game. There were a total of 70 participants and eight teams. Apart from the members of the divisions, who were there to cheer the teams, also present at the event to lend support was ABA Holding’s General Manager – Administration, Mr. Moataz Ahmed Eid.

After an exciting tournament, The Painters Team from Galeries Lafayette Doha led by Mathias Mamodbay emerged victorious and the Ultras/Mont Blanc Team were the runners-up. Mr. Moataz gave away the trophies and medals for the winners.

The Kick-Off Football League, a part of ABA HR’S employee engagement program, was a great opportunity for team-building and fun outside the work environment.

FORWARD e-HR Partner application goes live in KSA

Spreading its wings beyond Qatar, Ali Bin Ali (ABA) Holding’s FORWARD ERP project has gone live in two divisions of ABA Holding in KSA. FORWARD achieved this milestone on September 9, 2018 by branching out two e-HR partner modules – HR Core and Payroll – to Platinum Sands and Noon Al Momayaza. Both these divisions are part of the Company’s Luxury and Hospitality divisions, respectively.

 

The Go Live date for the Self-Service module of the same application will Go Live on October 1, 2018 after the completion of end-user training.

 

While the system will be centralized in Qatar, employees in KSA will be using the e-HR Partner employee self-service application and send in their leave and other requests through their accounts/profiles. Almost 200 staff members in KSA are now ready to use the FORWARD e-HR Partner application.

 

Similar to the transition phase of the e-HR Partner in Qatar, there will be a period of parallel run in KSA, too. As a step to cope with this change, the employees will continue with the traditional methods – running parallel to the new application. After a couple of months, the e-HR application will be completely functional and used by all KSA employees.

 

FORWARD’s journey in KSA started in September 2017 when the solution was agreed upon. Although done remotely, the FORWARD team – with support from the staff in

KSA – conducted a comprehensive collection of data sheets and security profiles. In April 2018, once all data were gathered, the Intrasoft team traveled to KSA for two weeks to conduct the User Acceptance Training (UAT).

 

The implementation process was not free of challenges mainly because of certain localizations imposed by KSA. To support them, the Oracle ERP upgrade was initiated by the FORWARD team in May 2018.

 

Another major hindrance was the prevailing political situation, which made mobility to and from KSA difficult. All communication, knowledge transfer and decisions had to be taken over Skype calls and emails, which sometimes slowed down processes.

 

However, the synergies between KSA staff & Team FORWARD ensured the team was able to rise above all odds and ABA’s e-HR Partner has successfully gone live at the first international location.

 

Speaking about the journey, Senior Manager ABA HR and FORWARD Functional Track Lead (FTL) Mr. Ajay Daniel John said: “The most challenging part of this implementation was definitely the physical distance. A lot of work had to be done virtually. This Go Live was only possible because of the constant communication and co-operation between the KSA staff, FORWARD team and the HR team in Qatar. We still have a long way to go in stabilizing the application, but it is a positive start and the parallel run period will help us identify and resolve issues, if any.”

FORWARD, ABA Holding’s most ambitious project is moving ahead slowly but steadily. It is gradually automating functions in all the divisions of the Company. The next few months will witness the ERP project Go Live in important divisions including International Agencies (IA), Prime Consumer Products (PCP) and Qcare.

Ali Bin Ali Luxury showcases exquisite collection at 15th Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition

Celebrating the spirit of luxury and the beauty of stunning craftsmanship, Ali Bin Ali (ABA) Group’s Luxury division once again became a part of the success story of the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE).

The 15th edition of the exclusive show, held from February 20 to 26 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, brought together the country’s top luxury retailers and renowned global brands under one roof.

This is the 15th year that Ali Bin Ali Luxury has participated in the prestigious event. Besides the old favorites, new brands such as Damiani, Riviere, Lorraine Schwartz, Vishrut Gems and Jaeger-LeCoultre were showcased at the expo.

 

At this year’s DJWE, for the first time ever, Ali Bin Ali Luxury and Ali Bin Ali Fashion collaborated to put up a show. Twelve models walked the ramp dressed in Ermanno Scervino and ornamented with jewelry by ABA Luxury to give a full ‘Ali Bin Ali look’.

 

Making the event even more special, the House of Garrard had its global launch of a new collection in ABA Luxury’s pavilion at the exhibition venue.

 

Exhibition-goers from around Qatar as well as international visitors who visited ABA Luxury’s pavilion had the opportunity to enjoy fine timepieces, exquisite jewelry, classical writing instruments and sophisticated accessories.

 

ABA attracted exceptional attention at the DJWE and international media, including Harper’s Bazaar India and Vanity Fair UK, showed interest in our brands.

 

The show was a grand success with jewelry lovers gathering to experience the special occasion and witness an outstanding array of high-end merchandise.

 

Mr. Awn Zureikat, Chief Operating Officer – Ali Bin Ali Luxury, said: “We are proud to be part of this year’s edition of the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition. Ali Bin Ali Luxury has been one of the partners of the exhibition since its inception 15 years ago, and every year we receive an increasing number of visitors and attendees. We take pride in introducing new brands with unique and limited pieces of jewelry and watches for the first time in Doha and the region. Our collection has impressed visitors every year.”

Ali Bin Ali Luxury opens first David Morris boutique in Qatar

Launching yet another luxury boutique in Qatar, Ali Bin Ali Luxury – along with renowned London jeweller David Morris – has opened the first David Morris standalone boutique in the country. Located at 6, La Croisette, Porto Arabia – The Pearl-Qatar, the store is sure to become a hotspot for all fashion and luxury lovers in Qatar.

The store was officially opened to the public on May 9 as Mr. Adel Ali Bin Ali, Chairman & President of ABA Group, Mr. Awn Zureikat, Chief Operating Officer – ABA Luxury along with Mr. Jeremy Morris, MD of David Morris, ceremoniously cut the ribbon in front of VIP guests and media. The latest novelties of David Morris, which were brought to Qatar specifically for the event, were revealed on the occasion of the boutique’s opening.

Nestled in the heart of Porto Arabia, home to The Pearl-Qatar’s main marina, the intimate yet luxurious boutique exudes sophistication with a contemporary design beautifully styled in a colour palette of cool silvers and greys juxtaposed with warming hues of gold and bronze. With bespoke furnishings of dark wood and metal accents, the setting perfectly reflects the glamour of the fine jewellery.

Speaking to the media, Mr. Adel Ali Bin Ali said: “We want to get the best from around the world to Qatar. By partnering with David Morris and opening a standalone boutique, we are inching closer to our vision. The people of Qatar appreciate fashion and luxury and I am sure they are going to love the David Morris collection.”  

Mr. Jeremy Morris said, “We are proud to continue the growth of our brand in such a key region with partners Ali Bin Ali. We hope that clients will embrace our new store and delight in having the London jeweller at their doorstep.”

Ali Bin Ali Luxury shines at the 14th Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition

Ali Bin Ali Group’s Luxury division became a part of the success story of the 14th edition of Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE), which concluded recently. DJWE 2017 was a journey to the heart of a glamorous tale in which exclusivity, beauty, art, and legacy combined with the unforgettable story behind each jewel.

The exclusive show, held from February 20 to 25 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, brought together the country’s top luxury retailers and renowned global brands under one roof.

Covering an area of 3,660 square meters of exhibition space, Ali Bin Ali Luxury’s pavilion was the star of the show. Apart from hosting 45 international luxury brands, ABA Luxury also unveiled an exquisite range of items that personified uniqueness and extraordinary craftsmanship.

Among the brands that made their debut at DJWE 2017 were Baume Et Merier, Stenzhorn Juwelen and Marco Valente Design in addition to regular favourites hosted by Ali Bin Ali Luxury, including  Audemars Piguet, Cartier, David Morris, Graff, HYT, Messika, Mikimoto, Panerai, Repossi, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Ulysse Nardine, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vertu and others.

The show was a grand success with exhibition goers and jewellery lovers from Qatar and abroad gathering to experience the opportunity and witness an outstanding array of high-end merchandise.

Commenting on the success of the 14th DJWE, Mr Nabeel Ali Bin Ali, Vice-Chairman of Ali Bin Ali Group, said: “We are proud and delighted to be a part of this memorable show and its success story. DJWE is one of the largest watches and jewellery exhibitions in the world and Ali Bin Ali Luxury is committed to making its presence more prominent every year. We are proud to bring to our visitors the best of international luxury and we assure you that we will continue to bring the best of luxury to Qatar.”   

Ali Bin Ali opens Frette store at Lagoona Mall

The Ali Bin Ali Group has just announced the opening of Frette, the leading provider of luxury linens, to the finest hotels and homes worldwide. The store will be housed at Qatar’s Lagoona Mall. Frette carries a superior range of Bed and Bath Collections, Home Décor, Clothing and Gifts for clientele with discerning taste. The upscale brand is highly popular not least for its class but also its quality.

The Ali Bin Ali Group has continued being a partner of choice for many international brands of repute. Speaking to the media Leila El Rajji, Brand Manager Frette said “The opening of a Frette store at Lagoona Mall is a continuation of our vision and commitment to bring the world’s best brands to Qatar.  Frette serves a wide range of audiences and has over the years captured the loyalty of its customers for its elegance. The store at Lagoona Mall will carry Frette’s latest ranges from the Minimal Collection which is the finest representation of relaxation and understated elegance, right through to more opulent creations, which we are certain will be valued and appreciated by clients.”
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Ali Bin Ali Group show strong presence at 12th Doha Watches & Jewellery Exhibition

The Ali Bin Ali Group’s Luxury Division registered a strong showing at the 12th edition of the prestigious Doha Watches & Jewellery Exhibition. The event took place from February 24th, 2015 to February 28th, 2015 at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha.

The Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition 2015 attracted over 500 of the most exclusive international and regional brands and The Ali Bin Ali Group was proud to be among the exhibitors, displaying the high end  portfolio of brands the Group represents. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Minister of Economy and Commerce HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani, Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, the Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority in the presence of CEO of Qatar Development Bank (QDB) Abdulaziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa.

The Ali Bin Ali Group was delighted to be among exclusive exhibitors: renowned jewellers and watchmakers and launch some of the most awaited selections, adding to and expanding the luxury division’s collection.  Among the new brands launched were AS29, Prestine and HYT.

The Ali Bin Ali Group has now built a steady reputation for unveiling the latest international and high end products among their jewellery & watches range. At this year’s event there were demonstration of the latest trends and timepieces in the world. The 25000sqm space retained by the Ali Bin Ali Group exceeded the space occupied last year, confirming the growth of the company’s luxury division and their capability.  The Group reported that the footfall at this year’s event exceeded over 40000 local and international visitors.

The Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition 2015 showcased creative brilliance, master craftsmanship, ultimate luxury, the latest trends in the industry today. The display of the finest gemstones and unique watches made the 12th edition a celebrated event amongst connoisseurs and consumers alike.

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