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Emirati Artist Showcases His Latest Collection at A TIME Hotel

Abdul Raheem Salim exhibition at TIME Oaks

Award-winning Emirati artist and sculptor Abdul Raheem Salim will have a residency with a difference this August when he showcases his new collection of work at TIME Oak Hotels & Suites.

The series of artworks, named Creation, includes ten paintings ranging in price from AED25,000 to AED30,000 and depicts Salim’s unique vision of the elements of earth, the lights of faith, the shadows of hope, and his reflections of being. Through his abstract union of colours and shapes, Salim eloquently portrays his intimate ideas of creation, life, growth, and change.

Salim, a pioneer of the UAE's art scene and co-founder of the Emirates Fine Art Society, began painting at 14 before studying fine arts at Cairo University alongside some of the UAE's most well-known artists and sculptors.

After his studies, Salim received critical acclaim for his collections and installations showcased at exhibitions across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the US. He is the proud recipient of several awards, including the Emirates Award for Art and the State Honour Award for Fine Arts.

Bernard Fantoli, General Manager, TIME Oak said: “It is an absolute privilege to provide the platform to launch Abdul’s latest groundbreaking artwork. His ability to captivate Emirati culture and the history of the Arabian Gulf through his unique paintings will offer an incredible backdrop and talking point for all our guests and visitors at the hotel.

“One of the main goals of the exhibition is to support children with special needs across the UAE through the Senses Centre, located in Dubai. Giving back to the community forms the cornerstone of our company’s CSR pillars. We are pleased to be able to play our part in supporting this worthy cause."

TIME Hotels is undertaking a series of initiatives to support the local community and improve social awareness amongst its stakeholders.

So far this year, the company has delivered campaigns focused on the workplace, marketplace, community and environment, ranging from health and wellness initiatives to cleanup drives to celebrating International Women's Day.

Further initiatives to come in the second half of this year include a blood donation drive, donations to celebrate International Day of Charity, breast cancer and prostate cancer awareness in October and November and then, finally, to round out the year, TIME's annual waiters' race and a surprise guest in December.

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