Gitex Shopper 2016: Dubai's consumer electronics and IT megashow gets underway

Published October 2nd, 2016 - 08:13 GMT
In addition to the endless bargains, this year’s visitors have the chance to win a number of incredible prizes and giveaways. (Twitter)
In addition to the endless bargains, this year’s visitors have the chance to win a number of incredible prizes and giveaways. (Twitter)

Middle East’s biggest ever retail extravaganza for consumer IT and electronics, Gitex Shopper 2016, opened its doors today (October 1) to welcome visitors at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

Unrivalled prices on over 35,000 up-to-the minute products, bundled offers and an array of exciting competitions sets the stage for another incredible Gitex Shopper edition, said the event organisers.

Running for the next seven days, till October 8, the most anticipated consumer IT and electronics show will offer unbeatable deals on products that include smartphones, tablets, laptops, smart TVs, wearable technology and cameras, while a broad range of exciting and ingenious products and accessories are being added to bundled deals, they stated.

"Gitex Shopper is the perfect place to find the latest technology products at the best possible prices and in the most convenient location. There is so much on offer for visitors, it really is the one-stop-shop for all your electronic needs," remarked Trixie LohMirmand, the senior vice president, DWTC, the organisers of Gitex Shopper.

"Thanks to the commitment of the best brands and biggest retailers in the region, the 2016 edition of Gitex Shopper promises incredible products, the latest launches, unheard-of offers and exciting prizes," she stated.

Regional power retailers including Axiom, Emax, Jacky’s Electronics, Jumbo Electronics and Sharaf DG, as well as top world brands such as Alienware, Asus, Bose, Hisense, HP, Lava, Microsoft, MSI, Nestle, Oppo and Samsung are determined to offer the best deals possible to the tens of thousands of visitors visiting the show each day.

Samsung will showcase their latest range of smartphones including the Galaxy Note7 and Galaxy S7/S7 edge, as well as ground breaking innovations such as the Gear 360 and the Gear VR. Their stand will have a dedicated virtual reality zone complete with 4D chairs to transport visitors into whole new world of possibilities. In addition, they will be showcasing their wearables including Gear Fit2 and IconX.

Sony will showcase – through key retailers such as Jacky’s Electronics, Jumbo Electronics and Sharaf DG – their latest products including the entire line-up of 4K HDR Bravia models and the newly launched X70D and X80D models.

Visitors should look out for attractive bundles and offers for Sony’s premium 4K HDR models – the Sony X85D and X93D Bravia range. In addition to the TV segment, visitors can take advantage of Sony’s great offers on other hero products ranging from the Alpha interchangeable lens cameras, to the portable speakers such as the SRS-HG1, and the MDR-100ABN High res audio headphones.

Jumbo brings the latest and most comprehensive line-up of products to Gitex Shopper, as well as a fabulous range of competitive offers, promotions and premium giveaways. Among the latest products are the much awaited iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ and FIFA 17.

The Dubai retail group also promises the most exciting promotions and bundle offers on key products such as smartphones, laptops, premium UHD/4K TVs, digital SLRs, wearables and fitness brands among others.

Additional to the endless bargains, this year’s visitors have the chance to win a number of incredible prizes and giveaways. Simply by making it down to the show on any of the eight days, visitors stand the chance of winning the latest Oppo smartphone, while one lucky shopper will leave the show behind the wheel of the grand prize - a brand new Mitsubishi Montero Sport.

Visitors spending Dh3,000 or more have the opportunity to win one of 32 seaplane flights and holiday packages worth Dh15,000, while the ‘Scratch and Win’ raffle gives visitors the chance of winning an 80 Nikon D3300 camera.

Centrally located at the DWTC, visitors have the option of arriving by metro which is conveniently located just meters from the door, or by car as there is ample parking for those driving. There will be a variety of food trucks in the venue and a range of interactive activities to ensure a great day out for all the family.

Gitex Shopper 2016 will be open from 11am to 11pm on all days of the show. This year, tickets for Gitex Shopper will be priced at Dh30 for the weekdays and Dh35 for the weekend. Entry is free for children below the age of five.

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