The April event will instead be merged with the October edition.

GITEX Shopper is a major event on the Dubai retail calendar, with some pretty sweet deals to be snapped up on a variety of electronics. There are usually two editions of the sales bonanza each year – one in April, and one in October.

This year’s event was set to take place from April 3 to 7. However, organisers have now announced there will be no spring edition – instead, the two events will be merged into one super sale in October.

The October event will also be reduced from eight days to five days.

It’s not all bad news for bargain hunters, though – with Ramadan coming up, you can still expect to find plenty of in-store promotions taking place across Dubai’s malls.

Jumbo Electronics spokesman Atul Joshi said: “2018 is an exciting year for consumer electronics with several breakthrough products expected to launch in the UAE. With the early onset of the Holy Month of Ramadan, we have a series of promotions pre-planned in-store for consumers.”

Jacky’s Electronics assistant vice president Mahesh Chotrani also commented: “We welcome this decision as it allows us the flexibility to focus our efforts on delivering strong in-store campaigns ahead of the Holy Month of Ramadan, which is an important period in Dubai’s retail calendar.”

The autumn edition of GITEX Shopper will take place from October 2 to 6.

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