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Inspiring Artists.
Aspiring Collectors.


Meet Nikki & Dima

It all started in 2014 while bonding over our shared love for all things art when the question came up: "How can we start collecting affordable Middle Eastern art, without travelling around the region?". "There must be an easy way of accessing emerging artists, no?". Eight years later, Emergeast houses 75 artists with 12 official representations, offers art consultancy services, curates corporate & private collections and has established museum partnerships, as well as placing emerging artists in permanent museum collections.

Emergeast's true essence lies in collaboration and elevating the collective consciousness by enhancing our everyday life through art and beauty. Emergeast is an intersection between human connection, creative expression & beauty in its rawest form: join the movement.

How did Emergeast start?

As young urban professionals in our early 20’s, we wanted to start our own art collection tied to our respective culture and heritage. We had no where to start, brick and mortar galleries only represented high end artists and existing online platforms didn't have what we were looking for. We realised then that there was no immediate place to acquire art by Middle Eastern artists particularly at prices a 20-something urbanite can afford.

What is our mission?

Our mission is two fold: Championing the Middle East & North African emerging and mid-career artists, while empowering a new wave of young collectors through visual storytelling.

Why buy from Emergeast?

Many people think art collecting is sectioned off to the 1% of society who can afford to splurge at auctions and buy art from blue chip galleries. Our aim at Emergeast is to break down these preconceptions and showcase collectible artworks at affordable prices. Encouraging art enthusiasts and young collectors to acquire their first artwork not only creates cultural dialogue between people but also directly contributes to the career of emerging artists to continue their artistic production.

What is our purpose?

Beyond an online gallery, our core purpose lies in spreading beauty and joy through human connection. Through collective dialogue, the artists we speak with, the collectors we advise and the people we meet along the way, serve our higher purpose of fostering our intention of love in everything we do.

What is our vision?

To enhance everyday life through an elevated cultural awareness.


Who we are

Emergeast is a female-led team driven by collaboration, innovation and passion.

Dima Abdul Kader

Dima is the co-founder of Having studied the dynamics behind art as an investment, Dima’s mission is to facilitate recognition and knowledge of MENA art and culture to inspiring artists and aspiring collectors. As an arts and culture devotee and NFT enthusiast Dima has been involved in curating large-scale international corporate collections and bespoke private art consultancy.

Nikki Meftah

Nikki is the co-founder of With a bachelor's degree at SOAS University in Persian Culture & Business Management, Nikki specialises in bridging the gap between artists and collectors, aiming to disseminate the Middle East’s arts & culture to an international audience. Nikki is an NFT enthusiast and is currently working on expanding the gallery’s offering, looking for ways to maximize their presence in Web3.

Mona Haraoui

Operations Manager
Mona's passion for art started at a very young age visiting museums and art galleries. After obtaining her Liberal Arts BA from King's College London, Mona gained experience as an intern at notable art institutions like Sotheby's, Phillips and Hauser & Wirth. Mona oversees the operational and administrative aspects of Emergeast.


Core Values


Connect Through Storytelling


Inspire With Creativity


Cultivate a Collective Consciousness


Empower Through Knowledge


Lead With Authenticity


Build With Innovation


Art Consultancy

We take on corporate, hospitality and private projects. Our project services include consultancy, acquisitions, commissioning and more. Below are some of our projects in images.

This work by Noor Abu Issa was a commission based installation for the Northwestern Al Fardan Medical Centre in Doha, Qatar.

This work by Anas Homsi is part of an interior design project with Dina Dahmash Designs for a private collection in Dubai, UAE.

These works by Ibrahim Al Atiyah are part of an interior design project with Dina Dahmash Designs for a The Saudi Arabian Consulate in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

This work by Beya Khalifa is part of a collection from Emergeast for La Bodega Negra Restaurant in Doha, Qatar.

This work by Amr Attamimi is part of a collection from Emergeast for the Nasab Co-Working space in Dubai, UAE.

This work by Ibi Ibrahim is part of a collection from Emergeast for the Nasab Co-Working space in Dubai, UAE.