One of the biggest complaints we hear regularly living in Dubai is the lack of " culture" missing in the region, particularly "urban culture". After two years of living here though, I can say its not that it doesn't exist, the options for a more alternative lifestyle are developing thanks to the influx of creatives making a move so its just something you might have to search a little harder for. Thank goodness for places like Analog Room who always keep up to date with the latest in underground music and of course the talented people who put together events such as SOLE DXB a few weekends ago.
SOLE DXB took place at d3 ( Dubai's Design District) and proved to be one of those amazing events catering towards the alternative and creative culture many people seek in the region. A social platform that began showcasing the latest trends in footwear back in 2010 and which has become a fun two day grassroots event celebrating street culture promoting art, fashion, food, basketball and urban living. We particularly enjoyed the Level Shoe District party and bespoke pavilion which included a splatter booth for " Pollock" personalized inspired Converse and the latest designs from Pierre Hardy, Raf Simons for Adidas and Maison Martin Margiela.