One-of-a-kind super deals, giant retailers dropping incredible offers on world class brands, competitions, activities, product unveilings, tryouts and tremendous savings on everything from mobile phones to televisions makes GITEX Shopper one of the most awaited sales of the year. It is the place where hundreds of thousands of electronics lovers, gamers, students, consumers, tech professionals and enthusiasts unite each year to get their hands on the best deals in the market.

When and where?

This year, the 5-day bustling electronics retail festival begins on the 24th and will last until the 28th of September. It runs daily from 11 am to 11 pm at Sheikh Saeed Halls, Dubai World Trade Centre. If you wish to avoid the queues onsite, tickets can be bought in advance at at AED 20 per person for a full day entry.

How to get there

The Dubai metro route connects conveniently to the exhibition halls at Dubai World Trade Centre station. RTA taxis are plentiful in the area with a pick-up point opposite Ibis Hotel and two drop-off points at Zabeel Hall entrance and opposite Ibis Hotel.

Additionally, you can book a Careem ride using the promo code GITEX SHOPPER to get 30 percent off trips to and from the Dubai World Trade Centre during the exhibition days. The maximum discount applicable per ride is AED 20.

If, however, you choose to bring your own car, there’s ample parking available at the venue. You can also get free parking of up to 6 hours on a minimum spend of AED 300. This offer can be availed at the Parking Coupon Counters at any of the three exhibition exits simply by presenting the purchase invoice. 

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What can you expect from the 2019 edition?

Here’s a teaser of what to expect at the 2019 action-packed edition of GITEX Shopper.

Win big – Prizes including iPhone XRs, Bissell vacuum cleaners, Honor smartphones and The Dubai Mall Emaar discount vouchers are up for grabs for visitors daily. While you’re there, pick up scratch cards to win Blueair cabin car air purifiers & Tornado watches. A spend of AED 2,000 enters your name in a raffle draw to win AED 2,000 back. One lucky winner even gets to drive off in a 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

In with the new – You can trade-in your old laptops, desktops, mobile phones and tablets for vouchers to be used on new product purchases at the exhibition. Trade-in’s return after an incredible success in 2018 encouraging technology recycling.

Experience virtual reality – Gaming enthusiasts can now try out all time favorites like Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds, Vacation Simulator, Tetris and Car Racing in virtual reality at the brand new virtual reality zone.

Shopper games and tournaments – Head to the dedicated Playstation, Nintendo, Retro Gaming or PC Gaming zones to try out video games like Fortnite, CS:GO, Fifa 19, Pokemon, Atari, Borderlands 3, Mario, The Legend of Zelda and a lot more before you buy.

Bring your A-game to the Fortnite challenge on the 26th and 27th of September and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament on the 28th of September for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Registrations for the tournaments are now open online.

Something for the kids – There is plenty of fun for the little ones at the new KidZania area. They can have a great time doing arts and crafts or getting their faces painted while you hunt for the best deals around.

Hungry yet? – When all the shopping and activities get your tummy rumbling, head over to the food stalls for some delicious refreshments.

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