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Break the Block: Street food block party to take place in Dubai

The two-day celebration of Dubai’s counter-culture will take place on November 4 and 5.

Break the Block

‘Break the Block’, an upcoming street food block party that celebrates Dubai’s counter-culture through food, music, and creative freestyle performances, will be held at Dubai Design District (d3) this November. 

The two-night event was announced by Dubai Design District (d3) back in April, but it was cancelled after HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan passed away.

Break the Block

The unique street food block party is produced by Brag, in partnership with d3 and Dubai Calendar. Visitors can expect an array of incredible musical acts with sensational artistic displays and delicious food experiences.

Taking place on November 4 and 5, “Break the Block” will take over The Block at d3 and transform it into a vibrant space bringing to life a musical wonderland filled with live entertainment and performances as well as exciting experiences for foodies to celebrate Dubai’s street culture.

Food that you can expect

Visitors will be able to tuck into street food created by the event’s hand-selected vendors. From creative takes on burgers and pizza to delicious discoveries in Asian cuisine, Mexican food, coffee and desserts, the culinary journey at ‘Break the Block’ promises to be memorable. 

Break the Block
The Phil By High

Popular vendors that will take part in the street food block party include Birria Tacos, Café Isan, Chiki, Fifth Flavor, High Joint, The Phil By High, Sakura, Local Fire, Mini BBQ, Pedalo Gelato, and Here-O Donuts.


Local and regional DJs and artists will also be a part of the festival. 

On Friday, November 4, an incredible line-up of local and regional DJs will perform, including Dyler, Freek and Synaptik. 

On Saturday, November 5th, you can expect to see Dunia and Zaid. 

DJ Kaboo, Keyz, Casa Vince, Danny Neville & Crew, MC Hype, Jordan Cortez, Micky, Radyous, and more will also feature on the decks.

There will be a mix of hip-hop, Arab trap, lo-fi, afro beats, trip, and indie beats to satisfy music fans of all tastes. Visitors can also enjoy Slam In The Block, a tribute to hip hop in the Hops Court by Slam Fam.

Break the Block: Street food block party to take place in Dubai
Dubai’s skate enthusiasts can showcase their skills at “Break the Block” party.

Open skateboarding and hang-out sessions will run throughout the weekend, wherein skate enthusiasts can showcase their skills.

Bringing the party to a close will be Factory People’s unbeatable rendition of their infamous  ‘Hot Mess’ Block Party. 

Ticket prices & Timings

The first-ever edition of ‘Break the Block’ will be strictly for ages 14+, with access to certain areas limited for those under 21. 

General admission tickets cost Dhs75 for those over the age of 14, and an all-access pass for ages 21 and up that gives access to licensed areas costs Dhs125.

Timings: From 6:30pm to 3am at The Block, Dubai Design District.

Book your tickets here.

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