Discover Dubai’s global-meets-local pop culture from a comic lover with mixed Arab roots.
“Dubai itself as a city is quite young; there’s a very childlike nature to it. The architecture, the fact that we have a Minister of Happiness. There’s a really nice innocence to it.”
About Rami Afifi
Rami Afifi is a Dubai-based graphic designer and illustrator. As a one-man melting pot—with a mix of Palestinian, Egyptian and Jordanian family roots, an upbringing in Saudi Arabia and several years studying in the UK—he often celebrates his strong Arab roots through his artwork.
Rami, a self-titled comic book nerd, sneakerhead, skateboard lover and toy collector, is the current creative director of Anthlgy skateboards and co-founder of the Middle Beasts art collective. Also the former creative director of Philadelphia Skateboards and an ad man by trade, Rami’s most important job title at present is being a family man and father to his 2-year-old daughter.