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Event Alert: GITEX Shopper 2012

If you haven’t heard about GITEX yet, you’re probable an alien, live under a rock or just ignored this event because you couldn’t figure out how to pronounce the name. If any of the above are true, read on to learn about one of Dubai’s oldest events, especially for gadget freaks!

GITEX stands for Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, and has in the 30+ years of ongoings, become one of the biggest technology tradeshows in the Middle East.

What started as a tradeshow for businesses, slowly caught consumer attention.  As a child, my dad would sneak me into get a peak into the latest shiny electronics. In order to cater to public demand, a special consumer exhibition was launched via GITEX Shopper. And since the mid-90s, became our annual pilgrimage to get the latest piece of overpriced tech. Purchases over the years have included my first scanner, first digital camera, and first laptop!

These days, GITEX Shopper has gotten bigger and better with all the major retailers and brands taking out major exhibition space to feature their latest launches. If you are in the market for a new TV, computer or phone, I highly recommend you make a visit to see all the range featured in one place. Even if you are not in the market for something specific, I’m sure something will strike your fancy with all the best deals being offered. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes – this shopping exhibition is massive!

GITEX Shopper this year marks a first by taking place 2 weeks prior to the GITEX Technology Week and is located at the Dubai World Trade Center. Tickets are available for AED 30 each and it takes place from 29 September – 6 October. Visit the GITEX Shopper website for more details and don’t forget to share your splurges. I’m in the market for a DSLR and a laser printer this year and take some time to get my hands on the Nokia Lumia.

Saturday 29 September 11am – 10pm
Sunday 30 September 11am – 10pm
Monday 1 October 11am – 10pm
Tuesday 2 October 11am – 10pm
Wednesday 3 October 11am – 10pm
Thursday 4 October 11am – 11pm
Friday 5 October 11am  – 11pm
Saturday  6 October 11am – 11pm

Dollz Tip: Went to GITEX and regret not buying something? Head to the mall retail outlet to and they’ll offer you the same GITEX deal without having to pay the entry fee for a second time!

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