Why Everyone In Dubai Should Go To Sole DXB this weekend
It's all hip-hop and hi-tops
Sneakers, trainers, runners – call them what you will, we couldn't live without them! So, the fact there’s an event dedicated to all things street (fancy footwear in particular) means this is the Dubai event that you can't afford to miss.
Sole DXB is taking over the Dubai Design District this whole weekend (20-21November) and is gearing up to be even bigger and better than last year. Not sure what it’s all about? Think trainers, basketball, graffiti, food and some amazing music. Register on the website to get free entry and join the coolest people in the Emirate as they flaunt their street style to hip-hop sounds.
Here's our rundown of what to do, hear, see and eat...
Don't forget to bring your best dance moves
The music is going to be BANGING! With big beats from hip-hop legend Dj Darryl (DMC) McDaniels of RUN-DMC on Friday to a headline evening set from rapping royalty Mobb Deep on Saturday. There's tons of Dj's between the big acts too with music kicking off from 12noon on various stages around the event. Don't miss songstress Alo Wala on the Basketball Stage (9.30pm, Friday).
It's your chance to learn something
if you need a break from the music (surely not!) or you just fancy something different, there's a variety of talks taking place at Sole DXB. Tennis player extraordinaire and inspiration for quite possibly the best trainers ever made, Stan Smith, will be there as a guest of Adidas for a Q&A session, Adidas will also be hosting a chat with Dj Darryl from RUN-DMC (both on Saturday). Also look out for street-wear designer Chris Stamp who has collaborated with Puma (Friday) and lecturer Yassin Nancy who, in collaboration with Ray-Ban, will be giving the first session from the hip-hop university course he runs in Montreal (Saturday).
Make sure you come hungry
There's food from all the favourites like Clinton Street Baking Co, Shake Shack and Taqado but for something a little special head to NYC export Miss Lily's. Think Jerk Chicken served with Miss Lily's own all-natural Jerk Sauce not to mention a classic Jamaican Curried Goat made with Scotch bonnet peppers and fiery jerk spices - just like mama used to make it!
And last, but far from least... it's all about your sneaker style
This is the place to wear your favourite sneakers (we can't decide between Adidas Originals and Reebok Classics). All the main trainer brands have set up their own spaces where you can go and stare (and salivate... oh, just us) at the best they have to offer or even pick up a new pair. Look out for the Reebok Urban Garden where LA jewellery designer Melody Ehsani will be customising Classic pairs.