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Armenian belote culture spreads in Qatar Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Armenians of Qatar invite you to take part in belote tournament in Al Rawda Compound on 31 March 2010 at 11pm

The tradition is well known in the circles of UAE Armenians, but with the difference that in UAE only Kessabtsiz are allowed to attend the belote parties.


Dubai: Easter Party (03 April 2010) Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This year’s Easter Party will take place on Saturday April 3rd 2010, 8:00pm onwards at the ballroom of the Carlton Tower Hotel – Deira.

Live Armenian and international music by the hotel’s resident band.

Special program for children.

Entrance fee:
AED 150 for adults inclusive of buffet.
AED 75 for children (4 to 12 years old).

Since places are limited, you are kindly requested to book your seats by latest Thursday April 1st by calling the Church office tel. 06-5660320.

You are kindly requested to buy your ticket from Church office.

Council of the Armenian Community In the Northern Emirates


Varouj Nerguizian honored with a new medal Friday, March 19, 2010

Varouj NerguizianOn Saturday, 13th of March, 2010, the Armenian Catholic Mesrobian High School in Beirut, Lebanon, organized the annual benevolent gala dinner, which took place in the Italian restasurant "Il Siciliano", under the high auspices of His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX, the Catholicos Patriarch of the Armenian Catholics of Cilicia.

The opening speech was pronounced by Principal Gregoire Kaloust, who thanked benefactor Varouj Nerguizian (from Sharjah) for being a faithful and sincere friend of the college.

Gregoire noted that Nerguizian has founded "Apraham Nerguizian Fund", a fund named after his late father for the needy students.

With the request of Mesrobian administration, His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX awarded Mr. Nerguizian with the St. Mesrob Mashdots medal.

The proceeds from this year's benevolent dinner were submitted to the Needy Students Fund.

Source: Armenian Catholic Mesrobian High School & Technical College
http://www.mesrobian.com/


Shant Avedissian in Art Dubai 2010 Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shant Avedissian's painting Oum KalthoumThis year, Art Dubai (17-20 March 2010) will host its strongest programme of collateral events to date. Art Dubai, which welcomes over 70 galleries from 30 countries, has become the essential gathering place for art professionals, collectors and artists from across the Middle East, South Asia and beyond.

Art Dubai will feature single-focus highlights from Egyptian contemporary master Shant Avedissian (or Chant Avedissian), represented by Rose Issa Projects, London.

Shant Avedissian in his colorful stenciled images, deftly explores the boundaries between "high" and "low" art, politics and pop. Avedissian refined his techniques in Western art schools, but draws inspiration from Egypt's modern Golden Age, with its glamorous divas and mustachioed movie stars. His iconic figures include legendary singers Om Kulthoum and Asmahan; screen sirens Shadia and Hind Rostom; heartthrobs Farid al-Atrash and Abdel Halim Hafez; and once-adored statesmen like Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Art Dubai is a subsidiary of the Dubai International Financial Centre and is held in partnership with Abraaj Capital and sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels. Website: http://www.artdubai.ae

Photo: Famous Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum by Shant Avedissian


Letter of appreciation to the Swedish authorities Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ambassador of Sweden

The Swedish Parliament recognized the Armenian Gencodie on 11 March 2010. Although the Swedish Foreign Affairs Committee did not endorse the original demand for the recognition of the Genocide and the Government of Sweden was not pleased with the outcome, still the vote of the Parliament expressed the view of the majority of the people in that country. The truth is known to everyone, but political considerations may delay the universal recognition of the Genocide. 

You can express your appreciation by writting to the Ambassador of Sweden in the UAE, HE Bruno S Beijer (see photo)

You can use one of the methods mentioned here.


Guy Manoukian in Dubai Friday, March 12, 2010

Guy ManoukianLebanese Armenian pianist composer Guy Manoukian and his band were in Dubai on 05 and 06 March 2010.

Manoukian played in Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar, in Dubai, invited by the venue’s DJ Ralph K

Adam Zacharias of "Khaleej Times" asked him about his latest album Assouman (2009) and other issues.

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Parev Emirates welcomes Aristakes Jessayan Friday, March 12, 2010

Aristakes Jessayan and Datev SoulianAristakes Jessayan, an Armenian entertainer from the Netherlands, stayed in Dubai for several weeks, performing in  well known luxury hotel Burj Al Arab. 

Aristakes has produced several albums in the last two decades. From 1974 onwards he has been performing as a pianist and singer at various parties throughout the Netherlands and in many other countries.
 
Azad-Hye invited him to visit the Armenian Center in Sharjah, where he was given a briefing about the community life by Datev Sourlian (see photo).

Website of Aristakes Jessayan http://www.aristakes.nl/

Read more about Parev Emirates (an Azad-Hye project).


Sharjah: School children in line to enter the church Friday, March 12, 2010

Waiting to enter the churchOne of the benefits of doing the weekly Armenian school on Fridays, is to give the opportunity for the school children to visit the adjacent Church and attend part of the religious ceremony.

Photo: Armenian children in Sharjah lining up to enter the Church.

Photo taken: 19 February 2010


Azkayin Dourk Ազգային Տուրք Friday, March 12, 2010

Mardiros KasbarianAccording to the community regulations, one of the requirements for participating in the elections is the regular payment of the annual Azkayin Dourk.

Payments can be made after the Holy Mass service to Mardiros Kasbarian, treasurer of the Armenian Church Committee in Sharjah or to Datev Soulian at the Community Centre from 8:00 till 13:00 and 16:00 till 19:00, Tel: 06-566032.

Photo: Mardiros Kasbarian issuing a receipt for Azkayin Dourk.  


Catholicos Aram I inspects the location of the future Armenian Church in Abu Dhabi Sunday, March 07, 2010

Catholicos Aram I inspects the location of the future Armenian Church in Abu DhabiOn his way back from India, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I stopped for two days in the United Arab Emirates. He was welcomed in Dubai Airport by Archbishop Gorun Babian and members of the National Council.

His Holiness attended a vesper service in Abu Dhabi. He also  attended a dinner reception organized by the National Council of Abu Dhabi Armenians.

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Any phone numbers available to check out the community events? Sunday, March 07, 2010

I and my husband moved to Dubai 3 months ago and would like to joint Armenian community in Dubai or in Sharjah.

Any phone numbers available to check out community events?

Reply:

Welcome to our Community. You can follow the events in the EVENTS CALENDAR section in this website. Also you can call the Community center in Sharjah at 06-5660320 for more details.

UAE Armenians page is available here.

Posted by: Ani (AniAngelyandex.ru)

Հիւսիսային Էմիրութիւններու հայութեան հասցէատետրին վերաբերեալ Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Պատուարժան Թեմական եւ Ազգային Վարչութեան մարմիններ,

Ուրախութեամբ տեղեկացանք, թէ Հիւսիսային Էմիրութիւններու Ազգային Վարչութիւնը ձեռնարկած է հասցէատետրին վերահրատարակութեան:

Հասցէատետրը շատ օգտակար միջոց մըն է, որ կը դիւրացնէ հայ ընտանիքներուն եւ անհատներուն միջեւ հաղորդակցութեանը: Անիկա նաեւ գաղափար մը կու տայ հայութեան կամ հայկական կեանքին հետեւող անձերուն թուաքանակին եւ գործի պարագաներուն մասին:

Մեզի հասած տեղեկութիւններուն համաձայն, 2010 թուականին վերահրատարակուելիք հասցէատետրը (որ վերջին անգամ լոյս տեսած էր 2004-ին), պիտի ունենայ վերջին հատորին գրեթէ նոյն ձեւաւորումը եւ մասերու մշակումը: Օրինակի համար, անհատներու անուններուն տակ պիտի չտեղադրուին անոնց հաւանական կայքերուն հասցէները (ըստ Պարոն Ատենապետին պատճառը թեքնիք է, բայց կը խորհինք թէ հարցը լուծելի է): Ներկայ ժամանակներուն, շատ մը անհատներ ունին անհատական կամ իրենց գործերուն հետ առնչուող իւրայատուկ կայքեր, որոնք աւելի լայն տեղեկութիւններ կրնան հաղորդել ընթերցողին: 

Կարդալ լրիւ


Sharjah: Evening Service (05 March 2010) Tuesday, March 02, 2010

You are invited to attend the celebration of the “Arevakal” Service on Friday 5th March, 2010 at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, during which the sermon will be delivered by His Grace Archbishop Goriun Babian, Catholicossal Vicar of the Diocese of Kuwait and the Arab Gulf Countries

Armenian Apostolic St. Gregory the Illuminator
Church Council


Postponement of the Community's annual ball Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Due to unforeseen reasons, the community's annual ball will not be held as planned earlier.

The Council of the Armenian Community In the Northern Emirates regrets any inconvenience this may have caused and will keep you informed of any future development with this regard. 


Abu Dhabi: Biased article about Khojali killings in 'The National' daily Friday, February 26, 2010

See Azad-Hye comment at the end of the article published in our News section here.

Caucasus conflict could turn tragedy into wider disaster

By Frank Kane

I’ve got to know Parviz Ismailzadeh pretty well over the past couple of years.

Parviz is the consul of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Dubai, and since my marriage to an Azeri lady he has been a great help in facilitating the documentation necessary to regularise matters for us and for our young daughter.

It was a shock how much paperwork was needed, but Parviz guided us cheerfully through the minefield of post-Soviet bureaucracy and has become a friend. He is an affable man, good company over a good steak, and he has taught me much about the political and economic affairs of Azerbaijan, a fascinating country at an equally fascinating stage in its history.

Read all and see our comment here.


Abu Dhabi: Catholicos Aram I attends an evening reception (03 March 2010) Thursday, February 25, 2010

Date: 03 March 2010

Time: 20:30pm onwards

Location: Dar Al Istiklal Hall in Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi. 

Participation rate AED 250. Baby sitting available. Ask members of the National Council to secure your ticket.

Last day to declare participation 28 February 2010

Catholicos Aram I is on pontifical visit to UAE and India.


Abu Dhabi: Catholicos Aram I presides evening service (02 March 2010) Thursday, February 25, 2010

Date: 02 March 2010

Time: 08:00-09:00pm

Location: Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Abu Dhabi

Evening service will be presided by Catholicos Aram I, who is on pontifical visit to UAE and India.


Sharjah: General knowledge quiz for juniors (05 March 2010) Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Cultural Committee of the Armenian Community in the Northern Emirates organizes a general knowledge quiz for juniors on Friday, 5 March 2010, after school, at the Pierre Keusseyan Community hall in Sharjah.

The competition will start at 14:30.

Light lunch and snacks will be available from 13:30 to 14:30, at affordable prices.

Participants’ age group: 12-17 years old.

Team: Group of 4 participants.

Last day for registration: Saturday, February 27th, 2010.

Valuable prizes to the champions and first runner up.

For more information and for registration please contact Mr. Datev Soulian on 06-5660320 at the community center.

Come with your family and encourage the young contestants.

The Cultural Committee of the Armenian Community


Images from Armenia in Dubai Mall Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nine Armenia Pictures taken by Sevag Davidian are part of a collection of 220 Images on exhibit in the world's biggest mall - Dubai Mall, part of the ITP Photography Exhibition, named: INSIGHTS.
 
Opening is on 21 February 2010

The Exhibit runs till 28 February 2010

Location: Hall next to Grand Atrium, main Entrance, close to the Aquarium.
 
www.itp.com/insights
 
If you love Photography, Art and Armenia, thats the place to pass by in Dubai!


Sharjah: Paregentan in the Sunday School Saturday, February 20, 2010

ParegentanThe children of the Sunday School in Sharjah celebrated Paregentan on 11 February 2010, in an atmosphere full of joy and happiness.

 


 


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