The Story Of One Man And His Alserkal Record Store Proves Business Isn't All About Making Money

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Meet Shadi Megallaa.

The owner of The Flip Side, an independent record store in Alserkal.

Shadi worked in an architecture firm before deciding to pursue something he had a passion for and his store his become a go-to for record and music lovers in Dubai.

The biggest challenge The Flip Side faces is keeping the lights on, but through hard work, the store is single handedly keeping the record culture alive in Dubai.

'I live and breathe music'

The Flip Side is a slice of independent music culture in the UAE

Find The Flip Side in Al Quoz

The biggest challenge? 'Trying to keep the lights on'

It's also challenging introducing people to record culture, sharing new music with people, and separating music and work.

'People loving music is the best thing about The Flip Side'

Written By

Casey Fitzgerald

Outside of writing for Lovin Dubai, you'll find Casey inhaling hummus, making a constant stream of terrible puns and running around in circles.