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an initiative launched by creative designer, Rami Al Ali, is a series of intimate meetings designed to celebrate and highlight Syrian talent in the region and beyond.

The concept is to encourage open conversations with well-established Syrian figures about their career success and how to pay that forward.

Ard Dyar is derived from the Arabic word that refers to the private courtyard inside a Syrian house. Taking a space usually reserved for close friends and family and then reimagining it in a figurative sense to open it up to the rest of the world.

The vision for this initiative is to continue to host Ard Dyar members and grow the community to build a foundation of industry professionals who can assist with the development, success and opportunities needed to cultivate emerging Syrian talent.

The Purpose

While Syrians have made significant contributions and achieved remarkable accomplishments throughout history, we firmly believe that the next generation holds even greater potential for making an impact. These opportunities extend beyond the borders of Syria, encompassing a broader global landscape, both socially and economically

It is from this belief that Ard Dyar was born, an initiative launched with the aim of celebrating and showcasing Syrian talent both locally and globally. The concept revolves around fostering open conversations with accomplished Syrian leaders who have achieved remarkable career success, and empowering young Syrians who are at the beginning of their educational or career journey.

If you are an ambitious young Syrian, whether residing in Syria or anywhere else in the world, Ard Dyar is dedicated to supporting and guiding you on your educational path. Through our network of seasoned professionals, you will have the opportunity to connect with mentors who can address your questions, provide guidance, and serve as your ally on this journey.

For aspiring entrepreneurs with lofty aspirations but uncertain of how to turn them into reality, our knowledgeable experts are well-equipped to assist you. The Ard Dyar team is committed to leveraging their extensive experience and unique insights to help you pursue the career or business of your dreams.

If you are already on a successful career path but yearn for change and seek guidance on the next steps, let our team at Ard Dyar help navigate your transition. With the support of our accomplished advisors, they will engage in thoughtful discussions, brainstorming sessions, and share their insights and specialized knowledge to better equip you for this transformative shift.

Accomplished Syrian professionals who wish to contribute to the development and growth of our beloved Syrian community are invited to join Ard Dyar. Together, we can build a strong foundation of professionals who can provide the necessary support, opportunities, and mentorship to nurture emerging Syrian talent.

Through Ard Dyar, we aim to create a vibrant community that nurtures talent, fosters growth, and empowers the next generation of Syrians to make a positive impact on a global scale.

The Founder

Founded by one of the first Arab Couture designers to take his work to new heights internationally with his namesake fashion house.

Rami Al Ali’s commitment has always been devoted to the next generation of talent and has long been ingrained in the brand’s DNA. Since 2017, he honors his commitment to rising couturiers with his mentoring program at the prestigious ESMOD Fashion Institute in Dubai.

In 2019, the designer took part of the non-profit organization Atassi Foundation exhibition in Dubai that aimed to shed light on The early beginning of the women’s art movement in Syria.

The Board Members

Bassam Terkawi
Fares Akkad
Hala Khayat
Hawazen Esber
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Mohamad Kaswani
Sarhad haffar

The Community

Each gathering at Ard Dyar takes the form of a special dinner focused on conversations with prominent experts from various fields. The first meeting welcomed pioneers in the field of art, while the second brought together successful creatives in the world of fashion in Dubai.

The third session brought together representatives from the fields of design and architecture, and subsequent meetings continued to host trailblazers in diverse fields such as culture, health and medicine, social media influencers, media, entrepreneurship, technology, real estate and construction, as well as a variety of other domains.