The festival will take place at Dubai Design District.

Our opening hours to the public are:

FRI DEC 08 – 15:00 – 23:30
SAT DEC 09 – 13:30 – 23:30
SUN DEC 10 – 13:30 – 23:30

To get into Sole DXB you must have either a ticket or an invitation. You can purchase tickets at

Ticket holders should proceed to the ticketing counters, present their digital or physical ticket and once scanned, proceed to get their wristbands.

Invite holders should proceed to the VIP desk to check-in and receive their wristbands.

Wristbands for 21+ areas require valid ID.

Absolutely, but day-of-show pricing will be higher, so you can save money and time in lines by buying tickets in advance. 

Also, capacity is limited and we will stop selling tickets once we’re full, so buy early.

We’ve built our show differently. We don’t ticket every element separately. 

Once you are in the festival venue, we want you to be able to walk around and enjoy as much of the public programming (see below for more on invitation-only programming) as possible. 

This also means that public areas are first-come, first-served and once areas like stages, talks, game bleachers, etc, reach capacity, we will close them off.


While most programming at Sole DXB is open to the public, there are a small number of events taking place in closed spaces that will be invitation-only due to capacity issues. 

Because we are not able to offer access to these events to everyone at the festival, we have decided not to ticket these.

Entry is strictly guestlist or through competitions we run on our social media channels.

Once a ticket is purchased, we are not able to provide a refund. However, purchased tickets are transferable so you should be able to find a friend to take your place.

You can find the full festival schedule at 

You can also visit the info desk at the festival which will be clearly marked once you enter.

Friday is a preview day for visitors who want early access to see the venue and get first dibs on some of the exclusive drops at the festival. Friday visitors can also enjoy panel discussions, art exhibitions, DJ sets, basketball games and skate. 

There will be no main stage performances on Friday.

Our Friday operational hours are from 15:00-23:30

No problem.

You can come to the ticketing counter at the festival that says “Upgrade your Ticket.”

You can scan your existing ticket and pay the difference to upgrade to a three-day festival pass.

Sole DXB is a multi-format three-day festival that features:

Live music

DJ sets

Talks and workshops

Basketball tournaments

Art exhibitions

The best of the city’s food and drinks scene

Independent and multinational brand pop-ups

A sneaker swap with resellers

A vintage and thrift market

Skate demos and competitions

Sole DXB does serve alcohol in designated areas. Entry to these areas will be strictly 21+. 


A Valid ID will need to be presented on entry.

While the pandemic has subsided, there are still people that are affected by their experience. Be respectful of others and their personal space where possible, and understand that some people may be adapting to recent changes at a different pace than you.


In addition, COVID19 is not the only bug going around. If you don’t feel well, please stay at home and avoid getting others sick.

Dubai Design District is easily accessible and there is public parking available. 


If you plan on drinking, please leave your vehicle at home and ride stress-free in a taxi, Uber or Careem.


We encourage our guests to carpool where possible to help us reduce traffic and emissions.

We have amazing food vendors from across the city setting up at Sole DXB. 


Come hungry and ready to eat.

Sole DXB has a diverse and open-minded audience. We are an inclusive festival and a platform for people from all walks of life. 


Please approach your fellow festival-goers with love and respect. 

The skate park will be open to registered attendees only. All skaters will be required to sign a waiver. Children under 16 will require a signed waiver form from their legal guardian/parent.

There sure will. 


You can pick up limited-edition merchandise from the Sole DXB gift shop which you’ll find near the festival entrance gate (which also happens to be where you exit).


We will have exclusive collaborative artist merch and 10 year anniversary specials.


Stock will be highly limited.

We have curated a diverse program of inspiring speakers with rich backgrounds to offer real insight into a breadth of topics, including  music, fashion, identity, and wellness.


Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis so please plan to get there early.


You can find the full schedule at



Please be cool and don’t crowd the guests…they’re trying to have a good time too.

You CANNOT bring in….

  • Air Horns or Noisemakers
  • Audio Recording Devices
  • Bicycles, Skates, or Scooters
  • Detachable Lens Cameras
  • Drones
  • Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
  • Fireworks or Explosives
  • Flyers, Samples, Giveaways or promotional Items
  • Glass or Metal Containers
  • Hoverboards or Segways
  • Laser Pointers
  • Pets or Other Animals (sorry…we love your pets)
  • Selfie Sticks or tripods
  • Sharpies, Markers or Paint Pens
  • Video Cameras
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Weapons of Any Kind


You ARE allowed to bring in…

  • Cameras (Non-Pro)
  • Cigarettes and Lighters (1 Pack of Cigarettes per Guest)
  • E-Cigs and Vape Pens
  • Ear Plugs
  • Eye Drops (Sealed/Unopened)
  • Feminine Hygiene Items (Sealed/Unopened)
  • GoPros & Flip Cams
  • Hand Sanitizer and Baby Wipes
  • Hats
  • Makeup
  • Medication (Over-the-counter Sealed/Unopened, Rx Must have label w/ matching ID and all same pills – no mixing)

Contact us

If you have a question, or want to get involved with Sole DXB, please reach out