About ESAG

Founded in 1960, by H.E. Easa Saleh Al Gurg, KCVO, CBE, the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC (ESAG), is a multidivisional conglomerate with 27 companies. The Group has a range of diverse product and business interests that predominantly include retail, building and construction, industrial and joint ventures. With an active presence throughout UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia; its reach stretches across Asia, Middle East, and African continent, parts of America, Australia and New Zealand.

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The art of Dialogue

The ‘Art of Dialogue’ is a series of interactions hosted at ESAG Design Hub where Emirati art aficionados come together to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded individuals. The resilience of traditional UAE art interpretations has encouraged us to host these series to seek new ways of adapting Emirati culture within the evolving art milieu.

Art of Dialogue 1:
Art As Identity

Art and design is a multicultural phenomenon, not be viewed through a single perspective. The inaugural session welcomed a panel of luminaries from the regional art scene - HE Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development; artists Emirati Ammar Al Attar and Iraqi Rand Abdul Jabbar. During the session HE Noura Al Kaabi, encouraged greater focus on inspiring creative minds.

Art of Dialogue 2: A Collector's Journey

HE Zaki Nussibieh, UAE Minister of State - a respected, well known art collector and patron highlighted the importance of art as a form of identity with the UAE as a regional hub. He spoke on patronage and educating the future generation about the region’s rich arts and culture scene.

Art of Dialogue 3: Cultural Trailblazers

The third session hosted Emirati creative talents and pioneers Nujoom Alghanem and Mohammed Kazem for a thought-provoking discussion. It centered on the achievement and challenges faced by the two artists; as well as their outlook on the current and future art landscape.

Understanding regional art & culture

Group CEO Abdulla Al Gurg alongside Myrna Ayad, art advisor and cultural strategist, speak to Dubai TV on understanding regional art and culture through the Art of Dialogue conversations.

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  • Woman's-Day-2018
  • Corporate-Responsibility
  • About-ESAG
  • ESAG-Timeline