It’s the biggest and most popular technology retail event in the Middle East, and it’s happening this week.
GITEX Shopper is where you can grab the best deals on smartphones, headphones, games consoles and TVs – or, indeed, anything with a circuit board.
And aside from great offers on electronics, GITEX Shopper gives you the chance to get yourself into a great selection of prize draws. At this year’s autumn edition, there are Nestle Coffee machines, tickets to Dubai Parks & Resorts and, as usual, chance to win a new car all up for grabs. This year, the big car prize is the 2017 Mitsubishi Montero Sport.
Head down to the Dubai World Trade Centre from today until September 30 to get in on the action. Tickets will cost you AED 30. Whether you want to shop for some back-to-school deals or you simply want to treat yourself with a bargain, there will be something for everyone’s wallet.
Here are just some of the deals available this time round.
Philips Full HD Smart LED Television
This 55-inch TV shouldn’t let you down whether you like to game, watch sports or enjoy a home cinema experience in the comfort of your living room. With 200Hz PMR, you’ll experience sharpness and smooth moving images. Buy this TV from Sharaf DG at GITEX and you’ll only have to pay AED 1,499 – that’s 11% off the original price of AED 1,699.
This year, Dell has used GITEX to officially launch the newly designed Dell Inspiron 13 7000 and the Dell Inspiron 5000. Both laptops are two-in-one convertibles, and both feature the latest Intel 8th generation quad-core processors with low-power requirements.
The Inspiron 13 7000 has an ultra-thin and light design. It features a 180-degree hinge to lay the screen flat, but one of the newest addition is the ‘quick charge’ technology. According to Dell, you’ll be able to charge your laptop up to 80% in around 45 minutes. And with built-in speakers and a 512 GB SSD, this laptop is a steal at AED 4,999.
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My Cloud Home
Western Digital is showcasing a range of storage technology. If, like everyone else, you have several devices like a work laptop, personal computer, tablet, phone, all with different things saved onto them, then this storage device could be a life-saver.
The My Cloud Home Storage device plugs directly into a Wi-Fi router at home and it helps users save all their digital content in one central place. Tareq Husseini, Regional Sales Director MENA at Western Digital, says, “The WD My Cloud Home empowers consumers to take control of their often-scattered digital content.” You can access all of your photos, videos and files from your smart phones, computers, USB storage, cloud and social media accounts. It will cost you AED 629 and you’ll save up to AED 100 by buying at GITEX Shopper.
Apple iPhone 8
It’s the talk of the town, and now it’s available in the UAE. And at GITEX Shopper, you can join the hype and get yourself the newly released iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus, with the option of either 64 GB or 256 GB of storage. The iPhone 8 64GB will set you back AED 2,849, but if you want the 256 GB model, you’ll have to fork out AED 3,479. And if you’re in the mood to spend some serious money on a new phone then you can get the iPhone 8 plus 64 GB at AED 3,249 or 256GB at AED 3,879.
The phone is water and dust resistant and, according to Apple, features the most durable glass available, front and back. The iPhone 8 features a 12 MP camera, with a larger, faster sensor, a new colour filter and the iPhone 8 Plus enables you to zoom up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos.
Canon 5D Mark IV
If you buy a Canon 5D Mark IV from Sharaf DG at GITEX Shopper, you’ll get a bundle deal. The camera is usually worth AED 13,599 but this year at GITEX Shopper you can get the camera plus a Samsung 75-inch 4K smart TV (which is usually priced at AED 6,999), and a Canon CS100 connect station (worth AED 799). For all of that, you’ll only have to pay AED 16,999. It is on the pricier side, but you’ll be getting a professional-level camera, and you’ll be saving AED 7,398. Considering all the devices that come with the deal, it might be worth checking it out.
GITEX Shopper WOW bundle
At every GITEX Shopper, Sharaf DG offers a WOW bundle, and this edition’s is a kicker.
Instead of paying AED 7,499 for a Sony BRAVIA 65-inch 4K Android TV and AED 140,000 for a new BMW 318i. You can instead pay AED 98,999 for both the TV and the car, meaning you save AED 48,500 overall.
Even if you don’t have the money to buy now, don’t worry. There is an easy payment plan for as low as AED 1,650 per month – so long as you make a minimum down payment of AED 20,000.