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Gitex 2008

Gitex 2008
This year's Gitex technology exhibition in Dubai kicked off on Sunday, with more than 130,000 visitors expected to attend the show over the next five days. Here HTC prepares for the flood of visitors prior to the opening. (ITP Images)
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HTC staff show interested visitors the companies latest range of business solutions. (ITP Images)
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More than 3,300 companies from 83 countries are exhibiting at this year. (ITP Images)
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Companies exhibiting this year include names such as Blackberry, Dell, Du, Etisalat, Google, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sun Microsystems and Symantec. (ITP Images)
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A group of 'Gitex girls' pose in front of the Intel stand. (ITP Images)
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Exhibitors mill around the main concourse at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, where the expo is being held. (ITP Images)
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Internet search giant Google is exhibiting at Gitex for the first time this year. (ITP Images)
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Gitex is open from 1pm to 7pm on Oct. 19, 10am to 7pm on Oct. 20-22 and 10am to 5pm on Oct. 23.\n

The exhibition is open to trade and business professionals only. (ITP Images)
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One of the key themes of this year's event is environmentally-friendly technology. (ITP Images)
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Samsung shows off its range of TVs at the show. (ITP Images)
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The price of a one-day pass to Gitex is 40 dirhams and 100 dirhams for a five-day pass. Admission includes access to all events including Gitex Business Solutions, GulfComms, and Consumer Electronics. (ITP Images)
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The Consumer Electronics segment is the only part of the show that will be open to the general public for free, on Oct. 23. (ITP Images)