What is GITEX Shopper?

GITEX is a biannual shopping event in Dubai that celebrates gadgets, appliances, and everything IT related. This is known to be the biggest technology shopping event in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region where UAE residents and plenty of tourists from other countries visit the Dubai World Trade Center and go on a shopping spree.

Since working in Dubai as an expat and being a sucker for deals and offers on gadgets, we always visit the Gitex event even if it means having to battle the crowd.

Gitex Shopper happens every April and September. Here are some tips to follow – 9 Tips When Shopping at GITEX

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busy event at the Dubai World Trade Center exhibition halls

The Gitex Shopper Festival in Dubai

This is a jam-packed festival and people usually save money to splurge on buying laptops, smartphones, digital cameras, TV,  etc. From well-known brands like Sony,  Samsung, LG, Nikon, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and many more.

With huge discounts you can get, you will be bound to purchase something that you will fancy. In fact, I don’t spend on gadgets not until Gitex season. I tend to delay the buying until Gitex cause I really want to get good deals for my investments. I guess you can call me a cheapskate but I see it more on maximizing the value for my money. Besides, the gadgets that I spend are investments because they help me earn extra income via blogging or freelance work.

Anyway, so far I have attended 3 Gitex Shopper events and have purchased a laptop, a camera, and a tablet ever since. All these gadgets came with huge discounts and I’ve saved a lot of Dirhams in total because I only buy during the technology festival.

If you’re a resident of Dubai, I would recommend delaying your gadget purchase until this event so you can maximize your money’s value – unless of course you really need the stuff.

3 COMMENTS

  1. […] GITEX or Gulf Information Technology festival is the great IT sale in Dubai. Gadgets, consumer electronics and all things related to IT are on sale with so huge discounts and offers on these technology merchandise. So if you want to update your TV, laptop, smartphone, tablet, home appliances, etc. be sure to watch out for Gitex. In fact, if you are a Dubai resident, hold off buying a gadget until this time! Various shops offer huge promos like a free 50 inch TV if you buy a smartphone, or a free tablet when you buy a laptop. […]

  2. Hi..nice to read to your blog..since you are having gr8 experience of shopping@dubai, i want your advise on buying 4k led tv from dubai and taking it to india..is that worth? Will it save my marginal money??

    • Hi, I’m not too sure about customs in India as they might tax you (depending on the rules of your country). You have to check first if it’s taxable in India and how much is the tax for ‘bringing in/importing’ the said TV there. Usually it’s cheaper to buy in Dubai, but check with your government first to see what are the fees you will have to pay for bringing the tv there. Hope this info helps!

      Thanks for reading the blog!

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