GITEX Technology Week in retrospect

During the 35th edition of GITEX Technology Week 2015, top technology company leaders will announce the latest developments in ICT and how the Internet of Things is fueling the region's Future Cities.
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People gather around a robot that dances and talks at the 'Gitex' the Middle East's largest information technology exhibition, on October 19, 2009, in the Gulf emirate of Dubai. The exhibit brings together more than 3,000 manufacturers and suppliers of electronics and communications technology. On the sidelines of the Gitex event, a top Microsoft official expressed hope that technology will spur economic growth around the world as the US software giant launches its latest operating system. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktum (L), UAE minister of defence and crown prince of Dubai, visits the 25th edition of the Gulf Information and Communication Technology Exhibition, GITEX, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Cente in Dubai 25 September 2005. GITEX 2005, the Middle East's largest information technology fair, is featuring 2,724 exhibiting companies from 61 countries. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister sheikh Mohammad Bin Rachid al-Maktoum (C), looks at a computer as an UAE policeman stand by, during the opening of the GITEX 2003 Computer Shopper in Dubai 19 October 2003. The Middle East's largest information technology fair for industry professionals opened in Dubai today. GITEX 2003, the 23rd edition of the show, is set to attract 26 percent more exhibitors than last year's 660 and 14 percent more companies than the 2002 figure of 1,520, the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), which organizes the event, said in a statement. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Dubai Crown Prince Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum (C) checks a mobile as he tours the Middle East's largest technology exhibition, GITEX, in Dubai 04 October 2004. The fair's first two hours drew 3,000 visitors, up 35 percent on the same time last year. This year's Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) has 21 pavilions and has attracted 930 exhibitors from 41 countries, 20 percent more than last year, with 2,428 companies participating. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Neil bush (R), younger brother of US President George W. Bush, talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, as Finance Industry Minister Hamdan bin Rashid al-Maktum looks on, in Dubai 14 October 2001 prior to the opening of the GITEX Dubai 2001 IT fair. Bush attended the IT trade fair despite regional tension over US strikes on Afghanistan. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Emirati woman shows Emirati visitors a computer program at the 17th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition Gitex 97 that started 29 October at Dubai Trade Center. More than 2000 products including hundreds of Arabic applications are expected to be demonstrated. (AFP/Getty Images)