Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

UAE consumers have been flocking to Airport Expo following the opening of tech exhibition Gitex Shopper on Saturday, with the main Gitex event opening at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center on Sunday.

Being the 30th anniversary of the show, the organisers have been trying to make it more interesting this year but drawing in big names such as Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft’s corporate vice-president, Original Equipment Manufacturer Division and Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg, Director of Market Development. Several others will also be giving speeches at the event on the upcoming industry agendas.

Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler, opened the 30th edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (Gitex) in Dubai on Sunday.

Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

Shaikh Maktoum tours Gitex. The 30th edition of the technology exhibition, which opened doors at 1:00 pm to visitors.

Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

A visitor compares the iPhone4 with the Acer Ferrari limited edition phone on the first day of Gitex Shopper 2010 at the Dubai Airport Expo yesterday. Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture, inaugurated the region’s largest technological expo, which features several new launches and promotions.

Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

Visitors try their hand at the latest Sony Xbox games at Gitex Shopper.

Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

Models display etisalat's limited edition Acer Ferrari phone at Gitex Computer Shopper.

Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

A visitor tests a new digital SLR camera.

Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

A child tries out Sony Xbox games at the Gitex Shopper on its opening day at the Airport Expo yesterday.

Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, visits the etisalat stall after formally inaugurating the Gitex Shopper 2010 at Airport Expo on Saturday.

Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

The Gitex shopping event is the largest consumer IT and electronics show in the Middle East and runs until Saturday 23 October at the Airport Expo Dubai.

Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

Shoppers poured into Airport Expo on day one, thronging the three halls and snapping up the deals on offer from more than 160 participating companies including BDL, CompuME, Dell, Du, E-City, EMAX, Etisalat, HP, Klick, Jacky's Electronics, Jumbo Electronics, Plug-Ins and Sharaf DG.

Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

Gitex Shopper has witnessed a 40 per cent increase in the number of exhibiting companies and this year will have over 25,000 products on offer. First time exhibitors this year include iSTYLE, Al Futtaim Watches, E4U, E-City, RIM, Canon, Panasonic and 050 Mobile who are all making a big splash alongside other power retailers.

Gitex Technology Week: Gulf Information Technology Exhibition In Dubai

Spread over 32,000 square metres and organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre, the show this year is staging an eight day retail sales festival to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Gitex Technology Week.

Images Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
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