Sadly, the region’s only and most highly anticipated streetwear and sneaker festival, Sole DXB, will not be taking place this year. The organizers released a statement on Sunday 9th August, stating that due to COVID-19, those wishing to attend the festival wouldn’t be guaranteed the health and safety standards they deserve.
The statement also read, “While the situation continues to improve on the ground in Dubai, the festival is a collective effort by our community around the world and we’re ready to wait ‘til they can be a part of it too.”
As yet, an alternative date for the festival, which usually takes place in December, has not yet been confirmed. Sole DXB will be sorely missed by sneaker heads and music lovers alike who look forward to the annual event to get access to exclusive designer wear and streetwear brands, and enjoy performances by major international acts including Wu Tang Clan and Nas.
Sole DXB have launched a new platform, Sole.digital, so that fashion and music lovers and creatives from the MENA region, can unite.