If you’re looking to upgrade your laptop, smartphone or home appliances, now may be a good time to go shopping. The autumn edition of the Middle East’s biggest consumer electronics show, Gitex Shopper 2016 is all set to take place starting 1st October, 2016.

Gitex Shopper is not only one of the most anticipated shopping events of the year, it is also a one-stop destination for UAE consumers looking for deals, bargains and bundled offers on electronics. The event showcases latest innovations in electronics, and some of the major trends to watch out for in the upcoming edition include Ultra-HD televisions, wearable technology, virtual reality (VR) gears, electric skateboards and of course, the much awaited iPhone 7.

Who’s exhibiting?

There are over 50 exhibitors at Gitex Shopper 2016, including Sharaf DG, Jacky’s, Jumbo Electronics, Samsung and Nikon among others. More than 35,000 products will be on offer ranging from consumer electronics and home appliances, as well as leisure, gaming and entertainment products.

When and where is the event?

The event will be held from 1-8 October 2016 at World Trade Centre, from 11 am to 11 pm.

How much will the tickets cost?

Tickets are priced at AED 30 per person on weekdays and AED 35 per person on weekends. Entry is free for children below the age of five.

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Not only are you looking at big savings on latest products, Gitex Shopper 2016 also offers you a chance to win exciting giveaways in raffle draws. Below check out what’s in store this Gitex 2016.

Scratch and win

This Gitex Shopper 2016 you could be a lucky winner of a Nikon D3300 camera every day of the event. All you have to do is buy an entry ticket to the event to enter the scratch and win raffle draw.

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Visit and win

Just visiting Gitex Shopper can get you a chance to win exciting prizes every day such as 64 OPPO Smartphones with the ‘Visit & Win’ raffle draw. You could also win a grand prize of a Mitsubishi Montero Sport.

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Shop and win

Spend a minimum of AED 3,000 on your purchases when you shop at the Gitex Shopper 2016 and get an entry into a raffle draw to win from 32 seaplane flights and 16 holiday packages.

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Win Samsung vouchers with Noor Bank

Use your Noor Bank MasterCard debit or credit card to shop at the Gitex Shopper 2016 and receive Samsung vouchers. All you have to do is spend a minimum of AED 2000 on your purchases at the Gitex to receive a Samsung voucher worth AED 100. Vouchers can be redeemed for any Samsung product in the UAE. Keep in mind you will have to enroll in the promotion by sending ‘GITEX’ via SMS to 3526. Noor Bank customers can also avail a 0% Equal Payment Plan of up to 12 months, for all electronic purchases made at the Gitex.

Validity: This offer is valid till 10 October 2016.

15% cashback with Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD credit card holders can receive 10% cashback on their spends when they spend AED 2500 or above at the Gitex Shopper 2016. Simply SMS ‘GITEX’ to 4456 from your registered mobile number to enroll and shop using your card. Maximum cashback that can be received is AED 500.

What’s more get 15% cashback when you use Emirates NBD Pay to make your purchase at the Gitex Shopper. SMS ‘GITEX’ to 4456 from your registered mobile number to enroll. Maximum cashback that can be received is AED 600. You can also convert your purchases into 0% installment plan for 6, 12 and 24 months. Keep in mind, both cashback and installment plan offers cannot be availed on the same purchase.

Validity: This offer is valid till 8 October 2016.

Receive a travel voucher from Najm

Use your Najm credit card to shop at Gitex Shopper and receive a AED 500 worth travel voucher, when you spend a minimum of AED 5000 on your purchases. To enroll into the promotion SMS ‘GITEX’ to 3135. You can also convert your Gitex purchases into 0% easy payment plans. For conversion into EPP, a minimum spend of AED 500 is required for carrefour purchases and AED 1000 for all other purchases.

Also get a discount on your Careem ride during the Gitex period, 15% off for exiting Careem users and 50% off for new users.

Validity: This offer is valid till 8 October 2016.

Bonus rewards from Emirates Islamic

Get bonus rewards on your electronic purchases at Gitex, when you use your Emirates Islamic credit card. Reward bonuses will be as below.

  • 50% bonus Skywards Miles on Skywards credit cards
  • 50% bonus EI Smart Miles on Flex cards
  • Double choice points for Rewards, RTA, UCS and covered cards
  • 5% cashback on electronics on using your cashback card for spends up to AED 2000. 1% cashback for spends above AED 2000.

All you need to do is SMS ‘GX’ to 4451 from your registered mobile number. You also have an option to convert your purchases into 0% easy payment plans of up to 12 months with no processing fees.

Validity: This offer is valid till 8 October 2016.

Win 100% of your Gitex spend

Shop using your ADIB covered card and get a chance to enter a draw to win 100% of your Gitex spend, up to a maximum of AED 50,000. Minimum purchase of AED 1000 will give you an entry into the draw. Also, get your ticket money back when you spend AED 1000 or more on electronics using your ADIB card. You also have an option to convert your purchases into 0% easy payment plans for 3,6 or 12 months with no processing fees.

Validity: This offer is valid till 8 October 2016.

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