Art collector Zina Khair focuses predominantly on contemporary Syrian art movements and has turned her Downtown Dubai home into an impressive gallery of sorts.
Born in Damascus into a family of art aficionados, avid artwork collector, and founder of fashion brand Le Marais 101, Zina Khair remembers moving to Dubai and being fascinated by its cosmopolitan spirit. “I didn’t choose to set up a business in the UAE. It was actually Dubai that motivated me to launch my new business and opened so many doors and opportunities for me.”
Khair made the move from Syria to the UAE in2012 after the outbreak of war in her home country and stayed with her family in a hotel apartment for two and a half years. It took her a couple of years to feel settled, “mainly because initially I was refusing the idea of leaving home and settling anywhere else.”