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Karnig Sarkissian in YouTube Friday, August 29, 2008

In 2006, Karnig Sarkissian attended the celebrations of the Armenian Community in UAE on the occasion of the First Republic Day.

Click here to see two video clips on YouTube.  


Parev Emirates: Meeting with Hilda Grigorian Friday, August 29, 2008
Parev Emirates Event
Meeting with Hilda Grigorian
(Armenia Village Operation) 
DATE: Monday, 01 September 2008
TIME: 09:00 pm
LOCATION: "Elements Cafe"
Wafi Mall (First Floor), Dubai
Tel: 04 324 4252 (to ask directions in case you are absolutely new to Dubai) 
Presentation, direct discussions and exchange of views
All participants will have chance to interact with the guest

Hilda Grigorian in Aragatsoten

Hilda Grigorian in Aragatsoten (Rural Armenia), supervising Armenia Village Operation efforts

Read more about Armenia Village Operation here.

Dubai: Namaa Int'l Digitec Company Tuesday, August 26, 2008

After shifting to our new premises in “International Media Production Zone” (“IMPZ”) in Dubai, UAE, it is time to announce that our renewed website is already put into your service at the address: www.ndigitec.com.

There, you can check and know whatever you want about Namma Int’l Digitec, our services, continuously updated facilities, upcoming new plans, news about anything concerns our business field and we will be grateful if you send us your opinions and comments.

Besides, we gave to you the facility of using our WebCenter technology directly from our homepage.

Join us today at www.ndigitec.com

Yeghig Bekerian
IT Executive
Namma Int’l Digitec FZ LLC
Dubai, P.O. Box 500779
Tel: +971 4 4355919
Fax:+971 4 4355918
E-mail: yeghig@ndigitec.com
Website: http://www.ndigitec.com/

Read more about the above company in Azad-Hye.biz here.

New frequency for the Armenian Public TV Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We would like to bring to your attention that the Armenian Satellite Channel has switched to the new frequency 12597 Mhz Polarisation V - SR 27.5 Mbauds, FEC 3/4.

Please tune your receiver to these new parameters starting from 24 August 2008 to continue enjoying your channel.

Dubai: 'Parev Emirates' welcomes the newcomers (Photos) Monday, August 25, 2008


Parev Emirates Event
A Warm Welcome to Newcomers
DATE: Thursday, 21 August 2008
TIME: 09:00 pm
LOCATION: "Shakespeare & Co." Restaurant
The Village Mall (Opposite Jumeirah Plazza), Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai

Embassy of Armenia in Abu Dhabi starts accepting citizenship applications Monday, August 25, 2008
Consul Marat Melikian

Consul Marat Melikian

Azad-Hye Special

In 2007 the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia was amended and appropriate legislation was passed allowing dual citizenship, thus paving the road in front of the Diaspora Armenians for acquiring Armenian citizenship. Until then, Chapter 1 of the Law of the Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia, which was signed in 1995 by President Levon Ter Petrossian, stated clearly, "a citizen of the Republic of Armenia may not be a citizen of another country at the same time".

Following the adopted changes, thousands of future citizens have already filed for the Armenian citizenship. Under this legislation, persons of Armenian descent who live in foreign countries can file for the Armenian citizenship through the Embassies, while the procedure takes no more than a year.

The Consular Office of the Embassy of Armenia in Abu Dhabi has taken all measures to accept citizenship applications. Questions such as how to apply, what documents are needed, how the applications will be processed, are all clearly answered by the Embassy staff. Already, in the past few months Ambassador Vahagn Melikian met with the Armenian Community members in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Kuwait, in three separate occasions, providing extensive explanations about the procedures involved in the process of applying for the citizenship. This was a great encouragement for the community members. It also helped them to benefit from their summer vacations in order to secure official documents from their original countries, required for the citizenship process. It is expected that after the summer vacations considerable number of Armenians will be applying for the citizenship through the Abu Dhabi Embassy.

"Dual citizenship is an important mechanism that is further bringing together the Homeland and the Diaspora. We are ready in the Consulate to provide every single detail and assistance that will make the applying for Armenian citizenship a memorable event for all those who have the will to start a new kind of relationship with Armenia, based on full citizenship, with all accruing rights and duties", said Marat Melikian, Consul in Abu Dhabi. 

For more information about the documents required to apply for the Armenian citizenship and for downloading the application form click here

Parev Emirates program gets encouraging comments Sunday, August 24, 2008
Posted by Helena Cray on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It is nice to see that fellow Armenians are on such a wide wave length, thinking about the visitors to their country! Other countries should take this idea and implement it as well.

I will be in Dubai towards the end of November following attendance of the Celebrations in Calcutta, India and it will be a great opportunity for me and a few fellow travelers accompanying me to share our experience with all of you.

It will also be a wonderful opportunity if we can work together and bridge your community to a smaller Armenian Community fast dwindling in India. We need to spread the word and get as many people as we can involved to bring a larger and wider awareness of the history and wealth our ancestors have left behind in India.


Read about Parev Emirates program and other comments here.

Dubai: Parev Emirates Event (21 August 2008) Monday, August 18, 2008

A Warm Welcome to Newcomers

DATE: Thursday, 21 August 2008

TIME: 09:00 pm

LOCATION: "Shakespeare & Co." Restaurant, The Village Mall (Opposite Jumeirah Plazza), Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
(Before Mercato Mall, if you come from Diyafa Street)

Restaurant's Tel: 04 344 6228 (to ask directions in case you are absolutely new to Dubai)

For confirmation please send email to Serine Gharibian

Comment by Sarah from Yerevan State Medical University Friday, August 08, 2008

Comment in the Forum: Middle East Armenians: Career related subjects / Job prospects and offerings

Hi, I am soon to be a graduate from the Yerevan State Medical University. I would like to know if there are any doctors in UAE who have previously graduated from YSMU. Any information would be appreciated.


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Gang of burglars arrested in Dubai Friday, August 08, 2008

Armenian gangBy Maysam Ali, Staff Reporter

Dubai: Seven members of an Armenian gang who stole from more than ten houses in different areas in Dubai were caught by police on Tuesday (05 August 2008).

The gang, consisting of five men and two women, used the summer vacation when many people are away to carefully plan thefts from several houses in Dubai.

The thieves were arrested in their residence in Al Qusais and the stolen goods were recovered. Among the stolen items were five laptops, jewellery, cameras, and an amount of around $50,000 in cash.

Source: "Gulf News", Dubai, 07 August 2008 (Abridged)


Sharjah: the Blessing of the Grapes Thursday, July 17, 2008

Armenian grapesOn 18 July 2008, at 11am in the Saint Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church in Sharjah and after the usual Holy Mass, the traditional Armenian ceremony of the blessing of the grapes will take place.

The Holy Mass will be officiated by His Grace Dr. Archbishop Gorun Babian, Catholicosal Vicar of the Prelacy of Kuwait and Arabian Gulf Countries, who will deliver also a sermon on this occasion.

You are invited to attend this beautiful service and listen to the preaching. 


The "Blessing of the Grapes" is one of the most beloved ceremonies in the Armenian Church calendar.  Most of us can recall people who would refuse to eat grapes until the fruit was "officially" sanctified by the local clergyman--a pious practice which dates back to an earlier era in the church's history, when daily life revolved around the growing seasons of an agricultural society. Read more about this tradition here.

Advice on relocation to UAE Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hello everyone,

My husband and I live in California  and both of us are in real estate sales and financing. I am a residential and commercial loan consultant and my husband was involved in real estate sales for the past twenty years.

The real estate market here is came to a total stop and we were thinking to move to Dubai and establish ourselves in the region. Any suggestions to where to look and where to live? any advise will be deeply appreciated, my husband speaks Enlgish, Arabic, and I speak Farsi too.

I would like to take this opportunity and  thank everybody in advance


Juliet Semerjian

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Sharjah: Euro 2008 Football Tournament Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Euro 2008As you are well aware, Euro 2008 football games are being held this year between June 7th and 29th in Austria and Switzerland.

We are pleased to announce that the Armenian Community Council has provided for a satellite dish to be installed in Pierre Keusseyan hall to show the games.

The hall will be opened to the interested community members from 7 pm to 1 am daily during the games.

Entrance is free.

Council Of The Armenian Community In The Northern Emirates

Abu Dhabi: Lecture on dual citizenship (20 June 2008) Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Dual Citizenship

The Council of the Armenian Community would like to inform its members that a meeting has been scheduled between Abu Dhabi Community members & the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia in UAE , H.E. Vahagn Melikian on Friday June 20th 2008 at 6:00 pm at the Armenian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

The Ambassador will discuss and explain in detail the dual citizenship.

The meeting will be followed by a reception.

Council of the Armenian Community of Abu Dhabi

Text in Armenian in PDF format

Abu Dhabi: Hrayr's Exhibition (10 June 2008) Friday, June 06, 2008

HrairUnder the patronage of Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Saeed bin Shakhbout Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage cordially invites you to the opening of Hrair's "In Search of Light".

Location: The Cultural Foundation, Ibn Dhaher Hall, First Floor

Opening day: 10 June 2008, 07:30 pm
The exhibition continues through June 21st, 2008 

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May 28 in Azad-Hye Radio Tuesday, May 27, 2008

This year we will have a different 28 May with Azad-Hye Radio broadcasting patriotic songs all day long.

Enjoy a great number of songs selected by Norair Kazandjian.

Azad-Hye radio station






Sharjah: With comedian Kev Orkian Tuesday, May 27, 2008


The Cultural Committee of the Council of the Armenian Community in the Northern Emirates has the pleasure to invite you to a very special evening of comedy & laughter with the one and only Armenian stand-up comedian and pianist KEV-ORKIAN (specially invited from London).

The event will take place on Wednesday 4th June, 2008, at the Pierre Keusseyan hall in Sharjah, at 8.30 pm.

Entrance Fee: AED 50 per person

Children below 12 are not allowed

Doors will close at 9:00 pm sharp

Cultural Committee

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Sharjah: Community member Papken Karian passes away Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Papken KarianWe are sad to report that on Friday, 23 May 2008, one of the fondly remembered members of the Armenian Community Papken Karian (originally from Latakia, Syria), 47 years old, died in "Kuwait Hospital" in Sharjah, after short illness. 

He is survived by wife and three children.

The funeral ceremony will take place in the Armenian Apostolic Church in his hometown Latakia on Thursday 29 May 2008, followed by burial at the Armenian Cemetery.

May his soul rest in peace.

Text in Armenian (PDF format)

Sharjah: Lecture on dual citizenship prospects Tuesday, May 27, 2008

H.E. Vahagn Melikian Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia in the UAE, will meet the members of the Armenian community in Sharjah, on Tuesday 27 May 2008, at 9:00pm, in the community hall and deliver a presentation on the dual citizenship law which was passed last year by the Armenian Parliament.

Ambassador Melikian will inform about the conditions related to acquiring the citizenship by overseas Armenians and the application process.

"We are certain, that the long awaited dream of the Armenians is now reality", affirms a circular issued by the Council of the Armenian Community of Northern Emirates (see text below). The circular asks the members of the community to attend the lecture-presentation in order to learn more about the details related to the granting of the dual citizenship. "After this lecture, let each one of us willfully apply for the citizenship of the Republic of Armenia", urges the circular. 

Text in Armenian (PDF format)

Vacancy in Dubai Healthcare city Thursday, May 22, 2008

An Armenian lady is required to work in the Dubai Healthcare City near Wafi City as receptionist / executive secretary. The work hours will be from 9 am to 6 pm- Five and half days a week and monthly salary: 7000 – 7500  AED.
The Candidate should be:
Fluent in English
Computer knowledge  (Microsoft Office – Data entry)
Experience with customer service (follow up payments – appointments)
Serious candidates may send CV to the following email addresses:
Shake: mark.grogan@totalise.co.uk
Seta: smangassarian@yahoo.com


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