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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
(Before Mercato Mall, if you come from Diyafa Street)
Tel: 04 344 6228 (to ask directions in case you are absolutely new to Dubai)

What is Parev Emirates?

Parev Emirates is a program designed by Azad-Hye Group to welcome Armenians who arrive in the United Arab Emirates either for living there or on their way to other countries.   

This program is specially important as Dubai has become a rapidly gowing destination for job seekers and a hub for international travellers.  

We are in a lucky position to learn from the experience of the newcomers and those who pass by. 

Newcomers need a warm welcome in order to feel socially stable and confident in belonging or being attached to fellow Armenians in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai.  

Travellers who transit Dubai for their connection trip to other locations can share with us their experience and knowledge, especially if they have certain achievements in their field of profession or have insight related to Armenian issues.   

We ask therefore 1) recent arrivals and 2) passer-by compatriots to contact us in order to arrange a Parev Emirates welcome for them. This will certainly enrich all of us.  


P. O. Box 94670, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Serine Gharibian 050 3678820
Socrates Arakelyan 050 1150888
Suzy Karadjian 050 4775603 (currently in vacation)
Hrach Kalsahakian 050 6144787
Do I need to confirm my attendance?
It will be very nice if you click reply to this email and confirm your attendance (just write your name and the words WILL ATTEND ). This will help us adjust the restaurant booking accordingly.  

Do not forget to reply to this email and inform us about your attendance 

If you have time to send us your comments it will be even better.

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 (12430 reads), comments: 6
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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.



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Posted by Ross Manookian on Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dear Azad Hye,

Your program sounds fantastic. I am contemplating on taking a position with a law firm in Dubai and would be moving to Dubai with my family. Is there an Armenian school in Dubai, community center etc?




Dear Ross and family.

We will be happy to welcome you in Dubai and provide you with necessary information related to the community.

As a first step you can check the "UAE Armenians" page, which has several links to information sources.  

Regarding the school, there is no school in Dubai but in nearby Sharjah (about 30 minutes from Dubai, without traffic) there is a weekly Armenian school. Click here to see the calendar of the school for the school year 2007-2008 with colorful photos for each class (The school is from KG1 level to the 8th grade).

The Community Council is thinking about changing the school from weekly to daily, but up to this moment it could not muster the courage to do so.   

Posted by Sevan Basmadjian on Monday, August 25, 2008

With reference to the 'Parev Emirates' event held on August 21, 2008 in Jumeirah, Dubai, I was wondering if there is any feedback from those who attended?

Due to a last minute change of plans, I was unfortunately unable to attend, however I think the idea is fantastic and I would be interested to hear about the outcome.

I trust that the function was fruitful, and that similar meetings will be planned in the future...

Thanks for thinking about those of us who are new to Dubai and for creating the opportunity to connect with our Armenian heritage.

Posted by Azad-Hye on Monday, August 25, 2008

See photos of the above event in our Photo Gallery here.

Posted by Darman Darmoian on Friday, November 07, 2008

I am very happy to hear that such activities occur in UAE, but where is Abu Dhabi in this community activities? I have been here for 18 months and this is the first time I know we have such things.

Posted by Rubina Kikshian on Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hello everyone,

First of all I wish to thank all the members who have Set up the Azad-Hye website so people like me can have access to Armenian no matter where they go. My question is whether there was a "Parev Emirates" held in 2010 and when would it be held in 2011 since personally I would love to meet other Armenians here. I'm Armenian coming form Iran and shall be staying for some time in UAE for occupational reasons. 

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