Dh1 gadget? It’s a crazy world
 out at Spring Gitex

Dh1 gadget? It’s a crazy world
 out at Spring Gitex

That jingle of loose change in your pocket — usually reserved for a morning coffee or pick-me-up — could be your golden ticket come 11am, as the doors to the first ever spring edition of the much-hyped Gitex exhibition open today.


Kelly Clarke

Published: Wed 3 Apr 2013, 1:25 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:08 PM

Forget gadgets that break the bank, with technology boffins sure to go crazy at this Gitex — otherwise known as the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition — for the ‘One Gadget for One Dirham’ promotion.

The promotion, which is set to last for the entirety of the four-day festival, offers the promise of new, hi-tech products all for one single, shiny coin.

Workers busy with the final preparations for the four-day Gitex Shopper Spring 2013 which begins at the Dubai World Trade Centre today. — KT photo by Juidin Bernarrd

Whether you’re a 3D-gamer or a smartphone user, the 30,000 products on display throughout the halls of the World Trade Centre promises a shopping experience to empty the wallets of the most technology-indifferent.

Bargains aren’t the only thing on the agenda however, with those who favour the BlackBerry able to step into the ‘Time Shift Photo Booth’ and take a reminiscent look back at the dawn of the beloved technology. And for the nimble-fingered visitors, a typing challenge will give avid texters the chance to showcase their lightening quick skills.

If your phone still has not been crowded out by dozens of unnecessary apps, visitors will have access to a mind-boggling 100,000.

In an age where technology dominates, Gitex Shopper is the hub of diversity, bringing people of all ages from all corners of the world under one roof to revel in the splendours of the titans of tech’s latest creations.

Gitex Shopper Spring 2013 will run from April 3 to 6 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, with doors open from 11am-11pm daily. Entry tickets cost Dh15 per day — though tech heads under five go free.


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