People during the Gitex Shopper. Image Credit: Atiq-ur-Rehman/Gulf News

Dubai: Budget-savvy shoppers who are in the market for a new smartphone, laptop or gaming console can find deals offering up to Dh6,000 in savings at the spring edition of Gitex Shopper that kicks off today.

There’s a 65-inch television that is up for grabs for Dh8,999, down from Dh14,999 prior to the sale, or a smartphone that is going for more than Dh2,000, complete with a mobile virtual-reality device, a wireless charger, headset, SD card, backpack, premium watch and selfie stick, giving buyers a chance to save Dh1,900.

Those looking for a laptop upgrade might want to bring home a MacBook Pro, priced at Dh8,799, down from the original retail rate of Dh9,899.

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Nadeem Khanzadah, head for OmniChannel retail at Jumbo Group, said much of their deals are for smartphones, laptops, ultra-high-definition (UHD)/4K television, and fitness and wearable devices.

Khanzadah said they are expecting this year’s sales to break the previous record, with the turnover forecast to rise by 10 per cent from a year earlier.

For Sony Middle East and Africa, this year’s Gitex will bring in even higher sales. “We are targeting 20 per cent growth  in consumer audio-video business, with major contributions estimated from Bravia 4K TV,” Rohit Khadtare, senior manager, UAE sales, for Sony Middle East and Africa, told Gulf News.


Khadtare said among the products and offers they intend to launch at Gitex are television and camera items.


“We expect a continuation of consumer shift towards big screen  in television which is becoming more affordable with attractive offers during Gitex Shopper Spring.  Also, there will be a wide range of consumer offers with gift vouchers and bundle items across Sony camera models,” said Khadtare.

Here’s a quick look at some of the deals:

Samsung S7 Edge for Dh2,599
What you’ll get: The smartphone, plus VR 2, wireless charger, headset, 128 GB micro SD card, passport sleeve, backback, premium watch and selfie stick
Savings: Dh1,922

Lenovo Moto M for Dh999
What you’ll get:  The smartphone, plus a gift voucher worth Dh100, headset, power bank and backpack
Savings: Dh497

15-inch MacBook Pro laptop for Dh8,799
Savings: Dh1,100

Dell laptop for Dh3,499
What you’ll get: A Dell Inspiron 5000, plus a gift voucher worth Dh300, Microsoft Office 365, printer, Antivirus, backpack, bluetooth speaker, earphone, mouse.
Savings: Dh1,153

Samsung Galaxy tablet for Dh1,049
What you’ll get:  A 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen, plus a premium watch
Savings: Dh600

Huawei phone for Dh2,299
What you’ll get: The phone, plus a gift voucher worth Dh100, Bluetooth earphone, power bank, backpack and selfie stick
Savings: Dh776

Samsung TV for Dh8,999
What you’ll get: Samsung UA65KS9500, an ultra-high-definition 4K television with a curved display
Savings: Dh6,000

Smartwatch for Dh1,399
What you’ll get: Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, plus bluetooh headphone, power bank, backpack
Savings: Dh700