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GenreTechnologyConsumer ElectronicsTelecommunications
VenueDubai World Trade Center
Location(s)Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Organized byDubai World Trade Center

GITEX GLOBAL or GITEX (abb. of Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, a.k.a. GITEX Technology Week) is an is a computer expo held annually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at Dubai World Trade Center. The event underpins the rapid technology-driven transformations, investments and projects shaping the economies of the Middle East, Africa and Asia.[1]


The show was launched in 1981 as GITE and occupied Hall One of the Dubai World Trade Centre. With the launch of MacWorld at the 1988 show, GITEX (with the addition of 'X') expanded to two halls of the exhibition centre. For some years it has now filled the entire DWTC complex, and currently expanded with additional halls added to the complex, comprising 27 halls and two million feet of exhibition space.[2]

Running for over four decades, the GITEX brand name added the suffix ‘GLOBAL’ in 2022 to highlight that technology companies, startups, speakers and attendees from over 170 countries are represented.[3]

GITEX features a large-scale government presence, with hundreds of government entities from across the region, Ministers and public sector officials present the year’s major government digital initiatives, innovations and projects, and announce public and private sector tech partnerships.[4][5]

GITEX GLOBAL includes seven multi-tech sector events, Ai Everything, North Star Dubai (region’s biggest startup showcase),[6] Fintech Surge, Future Blockchain Summit, Marketing Mania, and two new events launching in 2022, Global DevSlam (congregating the coder-developer ecosystem) and X-VERSE (curated immersive Web 3.0 journey).[7] GITEX GLOBAL saw participation by several thought leaders as speakers.[8]

In 2022, GITEX GLOBAL, organized by Dubai World Trade Centre, took place from 10 – 14 October.[7]

GITEX Africa[edit]

GITEX GLOBAL announced to start a new annual event outside Asia and chose Africa, where GITEX Africa will debut in 2023 in Marrakech, Morocco from May 31 to June 2.[9]


  1. ^ "Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy announces activities planned for Gitex Global 2022". Khaleej Times. 9 October 2022. Retrieved 15 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Africa set to become ICT investment destination". www.saudigazette.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012.
  3. ^ Halligan, Neil (30 September 2022). "Gitex to host first public flight of Chinese two-seater flying car". The National. Retrieved 15 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Gitex Global ends on strong note with new deals and partnerships". Gulf Today. 15 October 2022. Retrieved 15 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Sharjah Government showcases 15 projects and initiatives at GITEX Technology Week 2022". ZAWYA. 5 October 2022. Retrieved 15 October 2022.
  6. ^ "Gitex Global helps break the glass ceiling for female entrepreneurs". Gulf Today. 14 October 2022. Retrieved 15 October 2022.
  7. ^ a b Bhat, Divsha (30 September 2022). "Gitex Global 2022 to welcome over 5000 companies". Gulf Business. Retrieved 15 October 2022.
  8. ^ "GITEX GLOBAL | 16-20 Oct | Enter the Next Digital Universe | Dubai". www.gitex.com. Retrieved 2022-11-05.
  9. ^ "Gitex Global to Make its Africa Debut in 2023". East African Business Week. 14 October 2022. Retrieved 16 October 2022.