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Gitex Shopper 2019: Latest technology trends at the event

24 September 2019

If electronics is what interests you, then, the Gitex Shopper 2019 is a 'must-visit' event for you, as you not only get to know of the latest electronic gadgets and technologies, but also the mega deals that are on the offer makes your shopping all the more affordable.

What is Gitex Shopper?

It is the region's largest consumer electronics event, and the one-stop shop for huge savings on electronics from top brand retailers, available under a single roof. The Gitex Shopper 2019 this year will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 24th September to 28th September, at the Sheikh Saeed Hall.  Visitors join at this place to grab the latest electronic products, from gaming consoles to printers, speakers and washing machines, apart from TV sets, recreational drones e-scooters etc.

At Gitex Shopper mega discounts are offered for chosen items available exclusively at the venue.  Further, there are on-the-spot electronics auctions.  It is considered the fish market of technology products in Dubai.

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What to expect at Gitex Shopper 2019?

Visitors can expect to grab from the latest products that range from gaming consoles to speakers, printers, washing machines, Television sets, recreational drones, and e-scooters too! What’s more, there are spot electronic auctions too, and hence, it may seem more like a fish market of technology products, available only in Dubai.

Some of the products that you can expect to bargain for include: Smart Phones, Laptops, Televisions (QLED/OLED, 4k/8k HDR Smart TV), Drones, e-Scooters, Massage Chairs, Intelligent Cleaners, e-Gamers, VR gear, Smart Watches, Game Consoles etc.

What is special about Gitex Shopper?

Gitex Shopper comes with a whole range of features and activities including Shopper Games, Virtual Zone, KidZania, Shopper Trade In, Flash Sales and Super deals.

The most special shop-and-win arrangement can be seen at the Gitex Shopper, wherein you have to be in it, to win it. Retailers go ahead all the way with their promos of daily raffles and prizes. Some crazy list of items that you are likely to win include iPhone XRs, Honor 10i, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Spend 2k and win back 2k, Scratch and Win, Tornado watches, Vacuum Cleaners, and discount vouchers.

What is trending at Gitex Shopper 2019?

Here are some top picks/technology trends to watch out for at Gitex Shopper 2019:

OLED/QLED display: 4K vs 8K

The display technology has seen a lot of improvement in recent times. Hence, if you are on the hunt for best screen quality for home or professional use, you just have to remember these really simple industry terms.

Biometrics / Personal Authentication System

For authentication, laptops, smart phones and immigration boarding gates are increasingly depending on biometrics, which helps overcome the weakness of password use.  This could have a major impact on the way we use technology in our daily lives.

Fintech (Financial Technology)

When we increasingly use electronic gear for financial transactions, it improves our lives immensely. You can use biometrics to perform bank transactions using your mobile phones for instance, and, at Gitex, you can find the right gear for you that maximize the fintech you require for your daily needs.

Smart Phones: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Bluetooth 5.0

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most important and recent developments in mobile phones, and you are sure to hear this term all the while at the venue. In fact, there are AI phones that are on sale for as low as Dh.415.

Also, know more about the latest iteration version 5.0 of Bluetooth communications technology at this event. The major positive for this version is its low-energy use thereby improving battery life.

Gaming: Virtual Zone

For those interested in gaming, for people who use graphic-intensive apps, the process of finding out how to purchase a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) can be challenging, as you need to consider the monitor, the chassis size, and your own settings for games and apps.  

With the drop in price of GPUs, gaming experience has improved considerably. GPUs are part of a computer that accelerates numbers-crunching required by realistic graphics.
This year’s Gitex Shopper will include a Virtual Zone, wherein online game tournaments are organized. But, you may have to register first to try the new gaming machines. 

Drones

You can also test your pilot skills at the Gitex Experience Zone, and get on-the-spot advice as to what model fits your budget and your requirement.  There are technical experts available with their hourly tech-talks at a special booth near the drone booth, and they offer tech-related advice to people who need them.

Blockchain / Cryptos

GPUs and Blockchain technology go hand-in-hand. The blockchain networks, for instance, can only be powered by major GPUs at distributed datacentres. The Blockchain is comparatively new, and is exploding, the unique characteristic, it is the internet of money.

GITEX Dates, Timing and Venue:

Dates: 24th September 2019 to 28th September 2019

Timing: 11am to 11pm

Location:  Sheikh Saeed Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre (next to Metro Station)

Best way to get to the venue: The Dubai Metro may be your best way to access the place, as the venue is located right next to the World Trade Centre Metro Station, and it helps avoid the parking hassles too.

GITEX Entrance Tickets:

The entrance tickets are priced at Dh.20 per person per entry.

They can be purchased online at https://dubai.platinumlist.net/event-tickets/75890/gitex-shopper-2019/ticket-office?id_event_show=295880 or at the door.
Free parking on purchase of products worth Dh.300 and above

Website: https://www.gitexshopperdubai.com

Contact: +971 4 3086319 / +971 4 308 6056 / +971 4 3086014

Gitex Shopper will be packed mostly from early evenings, as thousands of visitors keep hunting for electronic bargains. So, come in early and clinch the deals, as huge bargain and savings are sure to make you happy!

Did you know?

  • For more than 29 years, Gitex Shopper has been the region’s biggest and most anticipated consumer electronics event in the region!
  • More than 54 percent of visitors to Gitex Shopper delay their purchases to buy at the show!
  • 81% of the visitors come to the show for offers and deals!
  • The average spend at the show is Dh.1,050!
  • GITEX Shopper 2018 attracted over 125k visitors in 5 days!

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Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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