This year, Sole is partnering with Mass Appeal to celebrate 50 years of hip hop… 

Get excited music fans…Dubai’s top festival, Sole DXB, will return to Dubai Design District this December. The three-day festival will take place from Friday, December 8 to Sunday, December 10, 2023, and tickets are now on sale.

A limited number of pre-sale weekend pass tickets have dropped on, priced at Dhs349. Be sure to snap them up quick via, as with each release ticket prices will increase.

That’s not all: after headlining the festival back in 2018, American rapper Nas’ record label and entertainment company, Mass Appeal, is serving as the official partner for Hip Hop 50 in the Arab world.

Busta Rhymes

And who better to headline the celebration of hip hop, than pioneer Busta Rhymes? The 11-time Grammy nominee is known for his rapid-fire rapping style, with hits like Woo Hah!! (Got You All In Check)Dangerous and What’s It Gonna Be?!. The legendary lyricist will headline Sole DXB on Sunday, December 10.


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On Saturday, artists include the likes of US rapper Jadakiss making his UAE debut, 90s MC Big Daddy Kane, Sudanese singer Nadine El Roubi, and Sudanese American jazz singer ODDISEE.

Joining Busta Rhymes on the Sunday will be global artistic visionary Sampa the Great and Syrian American rapper and spoken word poet Omar Offendum.

Joey Bada$$

Hitting the stage on Sunday, December 10. You may know the American rapper for his tracks such as Paper Trail$, Temptation, and Good Morning Amerikkka. He has worked alongside the likes of J.Cole, Tyler, The Creator and Chance The Rapper.

Added to the lineup is Lil Zey, the first female rapper in the Turkish trap scene. We will also see Souja, the Sudanese-born artist who has cemented his position in the rap scene with his incredible stage presence and range of genres.

What is Sole DXB?

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For Dubai’s urban crowd, Sole DXB is one of the hottest and most-anticipated events on the Dubai calendar known for street footwear, music, art, and lifestyle.

For those of you who haven’t visited Sole DXB in the past, it is a Dubai-based festival owned and developed by Sole. Its program consists of live music performances, DJ sets, film screenings, talks, workshops, and sports tournaments and serves as the premier experiential platform for the world’s top brands.

Last year’s edition saw over 33,000 people from over 85 countries entertained by over 80 live performers, designers, speakers, and over 80 brands during the three-day event.


Pre-sale, weekend tickets are now available for a limited time for Dhs349, with stage front pre-sale weekend tickets priced at Dhs695.

Thereafter, regular tickets for a single day will be Dhs175 for the Friday and Dhs345 on Saturday and Sunday. The full weekend pass price will be Dhs545, with the stage front pass priced at Dhs795.

Sole DXB, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai, December 8 to 10, 2023. @soledxb

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