Everything You Need To Know About Sole DXB 2023

Emma Hodgson   |   09-12-2023

Sole DXB is taking place this weekend in Dubai, celebrating its 12th year in the city. 

This year Sole DXB will be commemorating 50 years of Hip Hop with an incredible line up of regional and international artists, featuring some of the genre’s most iconic figures. 

Legendary American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer, Busta Rhymes, who will be headlining the festival on Sunday, December 10th. Known as a pioneer in Hip Hop since the 80s, whose discography includes records with Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Lil Wayne.

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The dynamic street culture festival in Dubai Design District will also see performers such as Jadakiss, Tobe Nwigne, Big Daddy Kane, Soulja and Arko Parks take to the stage.

Throughout the weekend there will be an eclectic series of talks, artworks on display and pop-ups by brands from across the region and beyond. 


In addition, for this year’s festival, Sole DXB has partnered with Gulf Photo Plus to present “Occupied Pleasures”, a photo exhibition by Tanya Habjouqa. 

“Occupied Pleasures” presents a nuanced, multi-dimensional portrayal of humanity’s ability to find pleasure in the face of trying circumstances in occupied Palestine.

 The exhibition straddles passive and active meanings: to be occupied under Israel and to occupy oneself, joyfully and defiantly, in pastime and simple pleasures.