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GITEX Shopper extends shopping opportunities

Extra day for this year's Gitex Computer Shopper Show

GITEX Shopper extends shopping opportunities
The Shopper event has been extended by one day.

Gitex Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo will be extended by an extra day this year, to give visitors two weekends of shopping opportunities, according to show organizer Dubai World Trade Centre.

This year's event has added an extra day at the end, to run from Saturday 17th October to Saturday 24th October, in order to meet growing demand from consumers from across the region who will visit the show.

The consumer IT and electronics market in the UAE continues to grow, according to figures from Business Monitor International. Sales of computing devices, mobile handsets, and video and gaming products are set to rise from $2.9 billion in 2008, to $4.5 billion by 2013, according to the analyst company, with growth driven by ongoing demand for emerging categories of technology, such as 3G mobile handsets, smartphones, LCD and plasma televisions and mobile computing devices.

In 2008, Gitex Shopper attracted 132,761 visitors, resulting in reported sales of AED 112 million ($30.4m) at the event.

As the region's leading retail expo for consumer electronics, Dubai World Trade Centre has expanded the show to enable more families to attend during the weekends.

"Gitex Shopper has become synonymous with great choice, quality, and value for money," said Trixee Loh, senior vice president, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of the show.

"The show is very family-orientated and the weekends are our most popular days, so this year we are providing more opportunities for people to take advantage of all the great offers," she added.

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