GITEX Shopper

If you haven't heard about GITEX Shopper, welcome back from hibernation, it's good to have you back!

This is the biggest consumer technology event in the Middle East.  The 31st edition of GITEX will run from the 8th to 13th of October at the Airport Expo Dubai with close to 200 exhibitor spaces including to name a few:

Grand Stores
Jumbo Electronics
Sharaf DG
Virgin Megastore

Visitors will find interactive attractions, customer promotions, and competitions throughout the 8 day shopping event.  With over 150,000 visitors you won't be lonely!

How to get there:

Additional free car parking will be available in the Garhoud area at Sheikh Hamdan Mosque with free shuttle buses running from this car park to the Airport Expo and back.

Alternatively take the Dubai Metro to Rashidiya station and avoid the traffic. Free shuttle buses will take you to and from the venue.  New this year - you can also get the free shuttle buses from Etisalat station (Green Line - Ghusais) to Airport Expo Dubai.

From the 8th to the 12th, visitors can shop from 11am to 10pm.  Thursday the 13th and Saturday the 15th, hours extend from 11am to 11pm.  Friday opening hours are 3pm to 11pm.

Cost of entry:
Tickets are Dhs30 and available through Time Out.  
Entrance for children below the age of 5 years is free.
Children below the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Student rate:
Students from schools and colleges can visit between 11am - 2pm (all days except Friday) and get a special rate of AED 10 per person, per entry (for group visits of a minimum 50 students), to be pre-arranged by emailing

For more information visit the website.