There’s more to the sandy utopian city of Dubai than its towering skyscrapers. Under the shadow of its skyline, the “Hong Kong of the Middle East” has become a hotspot for a rising cultural wave in the United Arab Emirates — and there may be no better indicator of this wave than SoleDXB.

Since it began in 2011, the annual festival has celebrated everything from music and art to footwear and fashion; situating it as a must-see destination for those looking for the next big flex straight from the source. Beyond a stacked lineup for this year’s iteration that features performances from the likes of Wu-Tang Clan and Rico Nasty, it’s also playing host to the latest drop from the sportswear label Kappa.

Back for the second time at the supersized lifestyle festival, the Italian brand is packing up and bringing a taste of their sports heritage to the shimmering city in the desert for an exclusive two-day preview of all the latest sportswear they’ve been cooking up in their headquarters back home. Among the wares, they’ll be pulling the curtain back on their Spring/Summer 2020 LA84 and RACE collections.

With LA84, they jumped back in time to the 1984 Olympics for a collection that touched on the heritage of the city and mixed it for the current era in bold blue and orange colorways, while RACE caught the need for speed and brought loud cyan, red, and black hues to a collection that references the uniforms and flags of racetracks around the world.

Beyond their debut of these two collections, Kappa is also bringing a touch of customization to their SoleDXB booth with exclusive patches that reference the rich history of Arabic sports' culture.

If you’re planning to cop the patches or peep the exclusive preview of their Spring-Summer 2020 picks, you’ll need to book your flights ASAP. Kappa will unveil their booth at SoleDXB Dubai on December 6 and 7.

Get your tickets for SoleDXB, here.

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