One of my father’s most distinguished traits is his giving personality.
This very nature of being generous, sympathetic to the needs of the
poor, and disadvantaged led to the creation of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg
Foundation which formalized his ongoing charitable activities. The
Foundation has been established under Decree Number 21 of His
Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President
and PrimeMinister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
From the onset, His Excellency Easa Saleh Al Gurg, KCVO, CBE has been
categorical that the Foundationwould not rely on any external sources
of funding and operate through contributions from his personal wealth
and savings. He has also donated significant real estate properties to
charitable projects adopted by the Foundation. This makes the ESAG
Charity Foundation, a unique charitable enterprise and one of the very
few self-financed charitable establishmentswithin the UAE.
In a limited time span of two years, the Foundation has been able to
undertake some commendable charitableworkbothwithinandoutside
the UAE such as medical assistance, educational aid and international
I hope the first report of the Foundation serves as an inspiration to
manywhowould like to be involved in charitableworks. On behalf of
the Foundation, I would like to express my gratitude to all individuals,
associations and institutions that have collaboratedwithus in thisnoble
Raja Easa SalehAl Gurg