Quick Guide to GITEX Shopper 2018

Sponsored: Time Out Dubai walks you through Dubai’s biggest electronic shopping extravaganza

Fancy a bargain? GITEX Shopper 2018 is promising another deal with every ten steps you take through the event. With more than 35,000 products on sale, we can see why. Kicking off on Tuesday October 2, the five-day electronic shopping extravaganza is finally back, bringing in the top tech brands, retailers and experts around, all under one roof. Get ready to shop, gadget fans.

1 Shop ’til you drop
With thousands of products at some of the lowest prices and offers not found online, there’s something for every type of shopper. With smartphones from Samsung to Huawei, IPhone XS and XS Max to Honor, Ultra-HD TVs for your home theatre, gaming laptops and all-in-one desktops, along with home appliances to deck out your house with the latest tech – the question is, what doesn’t GITEX Shopper 2018 offer?

2 Ask the Techsperts
Part of the Xperience Zone, where customers can try out products before making their purchase, shoppers with burning questions on all things tech can get their answers from the Techsperts. Not only this, but customers that need a helping hand can take part in the free Tips and Tricks sessions to get the lowdown on their favourite gadgets.



3 Out of the box
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of taking a swanky new gadget straight out of its box, which is why GITEX also has an Unboxing Area. This is where experts will unpack the latest tech and show you how to use it, or so you can ogle at the products freshness. Even YouTube star EMKWAN will be there to unbox gadgets himself.

4 The Drone Zone
If you ever wanted to take a bird’s eye view photo but find your drone piloting skills lacking, you’ll want to head over to the Drone Zone. Also at the Xperience Zone, shoppers can to learn how to properly pilot a drone if they want to take their photography to new heights. Who knows? You may just be a natural.

5 The Price is Right
Have a keen eye for prices? In the words of gameshow host Bob Barker, “Come on down!” There’s going to be a Shopper Price is Right Gameshow at the event, where visitors can enter by, well, guessing the price of certain products – from cameras to phones, TVs to tablets – for the chance to win great travel experiences all over the world – including to Azerbaijan, Georgia, India and more.


6 Prizes galore
Want to walk away with more than you bargained for? Shoppers will get the chance to win just by visiting the show, with items up for grabs including Honor 8X smartphones, specially-themed Forza Horizon 4 Xbox One consoles, Nikon Cameras and Dhs1,000 vouchers to spend on Dell products, plus a grand prize of an MG ZS.

7 For the gamers
You can’t have an electronic festival without talking about the latest games, and GITEX Shopper 2018 has plenty of them to play. Check out just how far the immersive experience has come, as gamers can get their hands on the latest games such as the hugely popular Fortnite and FIFA 19. Get ready to bring your A-game and show off those skills.
Free parking, Dhs20 entry (tickets available at door). Tue Oct 2-Sat Oct 6. Daily from 11am-11pm. Za’abeel Halls 4-6, Dubai World Trade Centre, tickets at www.gitexshopperdubai.com.

IN NUMBERS
Gitex shopper

28
The number of years GITEX Shopper 2018 has been the region’s biggest consumer electronics event.

15,000
The amount of space in square metres Za’abeel Halls 4 to 6 cover.

35,000
The number of products on sale throughout the exciting shopping event.

180K
The amount of visitors GITEX Shopper 2017 attracted last year.  This year is expecting the same.

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