ASIL by Tariq Dajani



  • Tariq Dajani presents a first ever photographic exhibition of the purebred Arabian horse ASIL at The Empty Quarter Photography Gallery
  • Launch taking place on Tuesday 6th October 2009, 7pm – 10pm;
  • ASIL showcases an exclusive collection of portraits of the Arabian horse, including large, almost life-like prints, previously exhibited in art galleries in Europe and the Middle East, will now be shown in Dubai for the first time;
  • Show runs from Tuesday 6th October  – Friday 16th October.

The Empty Quarter Fine Art Photography Gallery is proud to announce the first ever photographic exhibition of the purebred Arabian horse “ASIL” from photographer, Tariq Dajani.

Asil is the Arabic word signifying purity, nobility and authenticity. The horses photographed vary from being elegant champion show stallions, including those from HRH Princess Alia Bint Al Hussein’s ‘Royal Jordanian Stud’, to athletic endurance horses from privately-owned desert stables.

Dajani_080729_039“My choice to photograph the Arabian, the oldest and purest breed of horse, is a result of a life-long fascination with these graceful creatures”, said Tariq Dajani, “I also wish to pay tribute to their importance in the history and culture of the Middle East and Islam.”

The photographer’s distinctive style brings out the lustrous beauty and elegance of the Arabian horse. These poetic studies resonating with charm, confidence and charisma, are unparalleled and unique in equestrian photography.

Increasingly recognized for their collectable potential, all prints are signed limited editions. Tariq Dajani’s work is owned by art lovers and collectors worldwide, including leading members of several Middle Eastern Royal families.

Who is Tariq Dajani ?


Born in England, Jordanian photographer Tariq Dajani spent his early formative years moving between the Middle East and Europe, gaining an understanding and an appreciation of different cultures and traditions. He grew up with a strong interest in the arts, which subsequently led to a career in photography.

Tariq returned to the Middle East in 2007 after working for many years in London and Stockholm both as a commercial photographer and an artist.

Tariq has widely exhibited his work in Europe and the Middle East, both in solo and group shows, and has won several prestigious international photographic awards.


What is The Empty Quarter Gallery?

The Empty Quarter Gallery’s mission is to create a world-class independent art gallery highlighting Fine Art photography from the exclusive to the extraordinary. The artwork displayed will showcase the rich culture, history and talents of the region as well as accomplished international artists.

For further information on the gallery and photography, please contact The Empty Quarter Fine Art Photography Gallery, DIFC

Gate Village Building 02; P.O.Box 506697; Tel: ++971 50 55 33 87;

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