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Sole DXB 2018: discover the hidden side of Dubai with four unique pop-up experiences

December 5, 2018 / Dubai

Sneakerheads and street culture enthusiasts, dig out your freshest kicks and get ready for Sole DXB, Dubai’s premier and one-of-a-kind street art and urban culture festival. Taking place this weekend from the 6th to the 8th of December, this is an event you definitely don’t want to miss. 

As the official transportation partner, we’re taking you to and from Dubai Design District (d3) for 25% off up to 4 rides throughout the weekend with promo code ‘SOLEDXB18’

Far from ordinary pop-up experiences

While you navigate through the busy crowds and packed schedule of music, talks and b-ball, don’t forget to swing by our stand near the food pavilion to experience unique pop-up activations—all FREE of charge.

Each pop-up will be brought to you by one of the local storytellers from our Hidden Cities campaign and will take you on a journey to discover Dubai’s hidden culture, from the grounds of Sole DXB.

Pre-book your spot on Friday to indulge in the re-creation of an underground ramen supper club with Neha Mishra, or learn how to DJ like a pro with DJ Megatronic. On Saturday, we’ll be accepting walk-ins for custom shoebox sessions by Rami Afifi, and screen printing on tote bags with artwork by The Brownmonkeys.

Pop-up hosts

Pop-up #1: Ramen Supper Club by Neha Mishra

Indulge in a free dinner at an underground supper club where noodles take center stage. 

Please note that the Ramen Supper Club is not suitable for vegetarians and the menu cannot be changed. (Menu is available in the booking form)

About Neha Mishra 

Neha runs a food-focused Instagram account named @astoryoffood. A resident of Dubai since childhood, Neha has seen the city’s many developments over the years. The one thing that always stuck was her love for food and the stories that are tied to it, which is why her special spots in Dubai are food-centric places like old restaurants. She started her page as a creative outlet to explore her love of food, and over time, she found herself focusing her efforts on ramen and falling in love with its complex simplicity. What started out as an excuse to test her creations with friends and family has now turned into a full-fledged dinner series.

Pop-up #2: DJ School with Megatronic

Discover your inner DJ with a free lesson with Megatronic

About Megane Quashie

Megane is a DJ and producer hailing from London, England. Having moved to Dubai on the recommendation of a long-time friend, Megane soon became part of a new wave of artists in Dubai that represent an eclectic melting pot of nationalities and backgrounds. She covers a wide range of genres, from funk to nu house to jungle, and has worked with a long roster of brands that includes YSL, Burberry and Tom Ford. In addition to her current residencies at Barbary and Seven Sisters, she hosts an online radio show, WAXX FM and was the founder of The Female First Sessions, a series of events that celebrates the diversity of women in the Middle East. She feels a strong sense of community in Dubai and hopes to continue pioneering the music scene in the city.

Pop-up #3: Custom Shoebox Design by Rami Afifi

Get a free and customized shoe box by Rami Afifi for your freshest sneakers

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.

Pop-up #4: Stylish tote bag printing by The Brownmonkeys

Get a free screen-printed tote bag with artwork by The Brownmonkeys.

About The Brownmonkeys

Together since 2007, The Brownmonkeys is an art and design collective of 8 Filipinos based in Dubai. A group of multi-disciplinary artists, who offer an alternative approach to contemporary art and design, their work has been featured in installations and exhibitions all over the city, from the Dubai Zoo Skate Park to underground hotel clubs. Through workshops, brand collaborations and exhibition events, they’ve made ongoing contributions to the growing art scene in Dubai.


Friday, December 7 (pre-booking required)

12.30pm – 1.30pm —Ramen Supper Club by Neha Mishra (invitation only – not available for pre-booking)

2:00pm – 2.30pm —Ramen Supper Club by Neha Mishra

3:00pm – 3.30pm —  Ramen Supper Club by Neha Mishra (fully booked)

4:00pm – 4:30pm — Ramen Supper Club by Neha Mishra

6:30pm – 7:00pm  — DJ School with Megatronic

7:10pm – 7:40pm — DJ School with Megatronic

7:50pm – 8:20pm — DJ School with Megatronic

8:30pm – 9:00pm — Live DJ Set with Megatronic (no pre-booking required)

Saturday, December 8 (no pre-booking required, walk-ins welcome)

12:00pm – 4:00pm —  Screen-print a stylish tote bag inspired by art from The Brownmonkeys

5:00pm – 7:00pm — Custom shoebox design by Rami Afifi

Important details

  • All pop-ups will take place from inside the Uber stand (location: near the food pavilion, across from the basketball court) 
  • Please arrive at the stand 15 minutes prior to your booking slot
  • Please bring ID with you
  • A booking request is not final confirmation of your booking; you will be contacted via SMS to confirm if successful
  • Friday’s pop-ups require pre-booking but Saturday’s do not 
  • Availability will be limited and demand will be high

Stay tuned to our social channels and Sole DXB’s various channels for more information or download the Sole DXB app. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Promo terms & conditions: Valid December 6 to 8 only on trips to or from Dubai Design District. Max 4 rides per account holder. Max discount AED 20 per trip. Not applicable on UberX trips.