GITEX Shopper is able to attract crowds and people are there to experience the show and among other things the all-new Shopper Games is something that is catching the attention of many, where you can try your hand at some of the latest PS4, Nintendo and Xbox games (FIFA, Spiderman, Fortnite, Overwatch and CS: Go) or wage an esports battle on the Shopper Games stage and stand the chance of winning some exciting prizes, including a Knomo bag, figurine, comic book and games.
Friday, the 5th October will see a Fortnite game challenge on PS4 at the Games Zone. Register after 3pm for the solo global Battle tournament which starts at 7pm. Hit the Zone on Saturday 6 October if you want to try your hand in an Overwatch tournament.Retailers are offering some great deals on Xbox, PS4 and Nintendo Switch game consoles across the halls of GITEX Shopper. You’ll find the Xbox One for around AED1249 – but shop around for game bundles and extras. The uber-powerful Xbox One X 1TB and four games is available for AED2,149. Grab a Sony PS4 1TB for around AED1,468, while the best deal on Nintendo’s Switch is a bundle package for around AED1,599.
Beyond consoles, hardcore PC gamers should visit the MSI stand, where you can trial some of the world’s fastest, sleekest gaming machines – think thin bezel bodies, 17.3” FHD screens, Intel i9 8th-gen processors, insane graphics cards and massive memory. What’s more, MSI is offering the chance to win a free gaming PC to those who share their stand experiences on social media.
Victor Chang, NB Marketing Department at MSI, said “We are well known for providing quality gaming machines. Visitors to GITEX Shopper can come to our booth and check all the limited time deals we have for all of our models. We are also providing gaming-related giveaways and game bundles for all models during the show.”Girija Aravind, a resident of Dubai, arrived at the event with high expectations: “We’re expecting very good deals on mobiles and laptops, and for sure we will be buying those once we find the best deals. I’m looking for an iPhone Pro in particular. I live in Dubai and I’ve brought my friend who is visiting just for this event – we’re both at GITEX Shopper for the first time.”
Influencer Ahmed Al Nasheet, otherwise known as DVLZ Game on Insta, is the first Arab-language video game commentator, TV presenter, Disney voice actor and style icon enjoys more than 100 million views of his YouTube videos, and has more than 220,000 Instagram followers also attended the show today.
Umesh Shrestha, another Dubai resident, said: “I’m looking for really good deals on phones and tablets while I’m here. I’ve been coming for 10 years and always look forward to the event. I bought a television and a camera last year. I’m actually looking for electronic deals for my daughter, too.”If you are a wannabe pilot and over 16 then you can also try your hands at safely piloting a drone – with a VR headset. And, if you are tired of your old gadget, you can take advantage of the new experience zone, Trade-In Zone, where you can convert old laptop, smartphone, tablet, smart watch, iPod or MP3 player into vouchers to spend at GITEX Shopper 2018.
The ‘Shop & Win’ promotion, where spending AED2,000 or more enters shoppers into an hourly draw to win their money back or walk away with a host of other prizes, including a brand-new car – an MG ZS Compact SUV or AED1,000 Dell vouchers Honor 8X smartphones and Microsoft Xbox One S TTBs. Every AED20 entry ticket also includes a ‘Scratch and Win’ coupon which can win one of 50 Nikon Coolpix B500 cameras.
You can also get up on stage to win daily holiday package giveaways to a variety of international destinations including Georgia, Azerbaijan and India at the daily GITEX Shopper ‘Price is Right’ contest.