Gitex Shopper gets good response

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Abdul Basit

Dubai: Gitex Shopper Spring Edition witnessed a significant number of quality visitors on the first day. At the event, about 35,000 products with unbeatable are on offer during the region’s biggest four-day tech extravaganza.

It is being held at Dubai World Trade Centre and the easiest to get there is Dubai Metro. The entry ticket price has been reduced to Dh20 and it’s worth to buy as it will give discount of bigger amount depending on the product to be purchased.

Since it’s the first Spring edition in 2013 sales and visitor number increased significantly. In 2013 123,720 visitors recorded with Dh93 million sales. In 2014, visitor numbers jumped to 126,425 with Dh101 million sales.

2015 Spring edition recorded a significant increase in visitor numbers as well as sales. Visitor numbers jumped to 135,210 and sales increased to Dh150 million. Last year, visitor numbers increased to 136,425 and sales reached Dh149 million.

With more than 35,000 products on show, a host of bundles offers and incredible competition prizes up for grabs, the retail extravaganza is set to draw in thousands of shoppers, technology enthusiasts and students keen to see what’s on offer from the unrivalled line-up of retailers and brands from around the world.

In a celebration of all things tech, electronic power retailers E-Max, Jacky’s Electronics, Jumbo Electronics, Plug Ins and Sharaf DG will offer visitors unbeatable deals from world-class brands on the latest smartphones, laptops, wearables, smart appliances, gaming gear plus much more between 29 March and 1 April.

Nadeem Khanzadah

Nadeem Khanzadah, Head OmniChannel Retail, Jumbo Electronics said: ‘GITEX Shopper is a highlight in the tech retail calendar and the ideal arena to showcase the latest in consumer electronics, entertainment and fitness. Visitors to Jumbo Electronics can expect discounts of up to 50% on selected products and premium giveaways like no other railer.

Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) said: “Assembling the region’s leading electronics retailers and major international brands under one roof, GITEX Shopper is a retail haven for technology lovers. The four-day event comprises the latest product innovations plus unrivalled savings, bundles and competitions exclusively available to GITEX Shopper visitors.”

GITEX Shopper customers will be offered free parking at the multi-story and Sheikh Rashid Tower parking for the duration of the exhibition. On presenting an invoice with a minimum purchase of AED300 from the show, DWTC will provide a voucher to validate the free parking. This is in addition to the free parking that is available opposite the Convention Gate.

Careem UAE have also partnered with DWTC to offer shoppers a designated pick up point ahead of the show to ensure it will be as easy and hassle free for visitors to get a ride to and from the event.

GITEX Shopper Spring 2017 runs from 29 March to 1 April open from 11:00am to 11:00pm every day. This year, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of GITEX Shopper Spring, tickets have a special price of 20 AED on all days and are available to buy online at gitexshopperdubai.com and Platinum List, as well as select UAE Exchange outlets. Entry is free for children below the age of five.