Gitex 2019: more than 100,000 visitors expected at Dubai technology show

5G and AI innovations in focus for Gitex Technology Week as visitors from all over the world descend on Dubai

Dubai’s annual exhibition celebrating the world of technology is set to open its doors on Sunday 6 October.

More than 100,000 people are expected to flock to Dubai World Trade Centre for Gitex Technology Week.

The event, which is renowned for showcasing the latest innovations from flying cars to talking robots, is widely regarded as the biggest tech show in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

This year promised to be no different with more than 4,500 exhibitors from 140 countries taking part.

Among this year's highlights is a focus on how 5G was expected to transform the region and "change the world forever".

The future of transportation will also be one of the main attractions during the week-long exhibition.

How electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles could be best embraced will be a key part of this year’s event.

The latest innovations in artificial intelligence will be another huge component of the 2019 edition of Gitex.

The continued rise of robots into everyday life will come under sharp focus as well.

Companies from all over the world are expected to showcase just how much the world of robotics has came along in the last 12 months alone.

Smart cities will also be high on the agenda as Gitex explores how technology is playing a lead role in shaping urban centres of tomorrow.

Gitex Technology Week runs until Thursday, October 10.


Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid attends Gitex 2018