Video Credit: Nathaniel Lacsina/Gulf News

Dubai: Day 1 of the Gitex Shopper 2019 kicked off on Tuesday with a bang. As soon as the doors of the Sheikh Saeed Hall at the Dubai World Trade Centre opened, the hunt for the best deals on electronics gear started.

Our team joined in, to give you a general guide on what may fit your needs (or wants) — and budget.

This mega electronics retail extravaganza runs for five days from Tuesday, September 24 till September 28, Saturday. Here's what we've found:

Laptops to look out for at #GitexShopper2019

10.04 am

A crowd has gathered outside the venue, with young promoters, exhibitors as well as shoppers ready to get in.


Free parking and more about Gitex

For our very first update, free parking on one side at the venue is already full. There's free parking on both sides. When you exit for the service road you can see the free parking right away before you get to the paid one. There is paid parking behind the venue.

Free parking Gitex Day 1
Free parking on one side was full by 10am on the first day of the Gitex shopper in Dubai Image Credit: Nathaniel Lacsina/Gulf News

The walk from the free parking to the gitex venue takes about 10-14 minutes. It includes a pedestrian bridge and 2 elevator rides.

Metro access

Sheikh Saeed Hall is right next to the World Trade Centre Metro Station, so metro access is easy and we strongly suggest using the metro to get here.

This being the biggest physical retail marketplace for IT and consumer electronics devices in the Gulf region, it’s quite a challenge to cover everything in one go.

So here’s our plan: We’ll give you an early peek into best deals of the day, useful bundles, gizmos, and the hottest devices.

No, we’re not covering e-cigarettes here. It’s bad for you. Go hunt for it yourself.

Top 5 picks:

We’re giving you our top 5 picks for the following :


◦ Wearables

◦ Smartphones

◦ Tablets 

◦ Audio devices


◦ Gaming gear

◦ Maybe some e-scooters too.

Plus transpo and parking tips.

Join us on this fun venture and we’ll give you a sense of where to go, what to see — and expect — when you decide to check it out yourself.