Gitex Shopper Dubai guide: Timings, tickets, and tips to avoid traffic


By Staff

Bumper deals, bigger prizes and gold bars, every hour, on the hour; this is the appeal of the Gitex Shopper Spring edition that runs from April 1 to 4 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The much-awaited IT and consumer electronics exhibition returns once again with crazy deals and bundle offers, with a prize or three thrown in to seal the sale.

This year, organisers have loaded up the prizes with 20-gram gold bars to be won every day at the show (10 bars daily) when consumers spend Dh2,500 and above.

Visitors to the show between 11am-4pm across the four days can also win back their purchases in the form of vouchers when they spend at least Dh2,500.

Organisers are also throwing in a Mitsubishi Pajero for one winner by visiting the show.

Meanwhile, 40 visitors will stand a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone, coupled with ticket holders also trying their luck in winning a range of Samsung products including the Tab S, microwave ovens, vacuum cleaners, printers and monitors.

As the curtains rise on the four-day event, Exhibition Director, Hassan Mosafer, tells Emirates 24|7 they are expecting heavy footfall across the days due to “the ease and convenience for visitors”.

He added: “The show is open for 12 hours a day, easy to access with the DWTC enjoying its own dedicated Metro station, there are dozens of food and beverage options, and from navigating the busy halls to nab the best possible deals on the latest gadgets, grabbing a bite to eat, or being entertained and excited by fun acts, competitions and promotions.”

For those planning to shop for a bargain across the four days, here’s a guide to help you plan the journey:

Can I travel to Gitex Shopper using Dubai Metro?

Yes, of course. The Dubai Metro’s World Trade Centre Station on the red line serves the exhibition centre, which the organisers say is the fastest way to reach the Shopper without the long queues for the car park.

For international travellers, the route also connects the exhibition centre with the Dubai International Airport, along with major stops throughout the city.

Trains run every seven minutes to all major business, tourist and residential areas, with options such as Park and Ride, or feeder buses at select stations.

Car parking facilities area available on the Red Line at Rashidiya (2,700 Spaces) and Nakheel Harbour and Towers (3,000 spaces) and on the Green Line Etisalat (3,000 car park spaces).

However, there is also free parking available next to the Jafiliya Metro Station, which is one stop over from the Gitex Shopper.

The Dubai Metro runs from 5.50am-midnight from Saturday to Wednesday. On Thursdays, timings extend to 1am, while on Fridays, the metro commences at 10am and runs until 1am. More info