DUBAI: GITEX Shopper’s hall doors opened on Tuesday with a queue of customers eagerly waiting to get their hands on the latest technologies at jaw-dropping prices.
The retail exhibition, located at Dubai World Trade Centre’s Za’abeel Hall 6, is lined up with hundreds of stalls showcasing their best and brightest technology, from high-end speakers to state-of-the-art washing machines and jumbo 75” smart TVs.
Samsung is expecting its latest smartphone - the Note 9 - to make waves across the expo, with the Korean technology giant taking the opportunity to include a stand of their own for pure marketing purposes while relying on official resellers across the exhibition for sales.
With technological trends continuously evolving and expanding around the world, GITEX allows retailers to get a feel of what the consumers are truly after, as well as where they would lean towards for specific purposes, be it viewing or gaming.
According to most vendors, 3D technology for television has become obsolete, with companies focusing more on depth-perception processing technology that provides viewers the 3D-feel without the inconvenience wearing clunky glasses.
Also available at GITEX Shopper is the Shopper Trade-In, where attendees can bring in their old technologies and, using a custom-made portal, can calculate their gadgets’ and gizmos’ values and swap them for a voucher of equivalent to the cost, which is redeemable at any GITEX stand.
Among the exclusive and special events catered to exhibition attendees, Japanese optics and imaging company Nikon is offering lessons on photography. With a stand titled, Nikon School, the company has invited speakers to discuss and teach users on the different features of Nikon cameras, and how to optimize their use.
Other events include video game tournaments across both Playstation and Xbox, with the most popular games such as Fortnite, Overwatch, and FIFA 18 among those in contest.
The exhibition is set to go on from Tuesday October 2nd till Saturday October 6th,