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ESSAYS

Why Here?

The third and final part of a series on the UAE arts ecosystem looks
at the collectors who have evolved with the maturing scene

BY KEVIN JONES

(From left to right) AAP UAE desk editor Kevin Jones with collectors Wael Hattar, Charles al-Sidawi and Tarek 

Miknas, in the home of Mr. Miknas, Dubai, 2015. Photo by Imran Z. Courtesy Kevin Jones. 

Any reader of lifestyle-oriented art magazines is familiar with the topos of the collector interview. Proudly posed amid a smattering of treasures, the collector tells tales of provenance and…

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