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Guestbook: To our compatriots in the UAE Friday, April 03, 2009

You are doing a great service to those who are interested in news about Armenians and Armenia. This morning I read every word published in your bulletin (Azad-Hye newsletter) and sincerely you made my day.

I feel proud that our compatriots in the UAE are doing a great service to our nation.

I wish one day, our nation will express gratitude for the work you are doing. Please continue and best regards to you all.

Sincerely,
Garbis Kazanjian
New Jersey

(Received on 03 April 2009)


UAE seeks Armenian support for hosting IRENA Friday, April 03, 2009

WAM Tehran, 1st April 2009 (WAM) -- UAE Ambassador to Tehran and Non-resident Ambassador to Armenia Khalifa Al Murri handed today a message sent by HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister, to his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian.

In his message, which was delivered by Al Murri to the Armenian ambassador in Tehran, Sheikh Abdullah sought the support of Armenia to the UAE request to host the venue of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi.

''The UAE views with high significance the Armenian support to to its candidacy,''the UAE envoy said.

He indicated the H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, has raised the issue with the Armenian officials during her recent visit to Yerevan.

Al Murri also delivered a message from H.E. Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, to Vice President of Armenia in reply to the note he sent earlier to the UAE minister.

Emirates News Agency, UAE
April 1, 2009


Parev Emirates monthly gathering: April 2009 Friday, March 27, 2009
Parev Emirates Event
Monthly gathering: April 2009
 
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 in The Sapphire, The Century Village, Garhood, Dubai, at 09:00 pm (Location map)

When you are there ask for the Parev Emirates corner.

The Saphire Dubai

The Sapphire's telephone
(useful for last minute directions, access and parking info):
04 2868520

Sharjah: Our children in the Russian Musical School Friday, March 27, 2009

Hasmig Bedrjikian16 Armenian children are enrolled in the Russian Musical School in Sharjah. They take lessons in two instruments:

Violin:

Advanced: Ani Tengerian, Nare Ohanian, Maria Giragosian and Lori Garjikian.

Beginners: Meyri Vartanian, Arman Kalsahakian, Christine Manjikian and Hasmig Bedrjikian (photo).

Piano:

Advanced: Janetta Bedrjikian, Sarin Giragosian, Meyri Garjikian and Lori Giragosian.

Beginners: Nanor Katerjian, Taline Manjikian, Sylvi Segian and Areni Daghelian. 

The beginners had a recital on 20 March 2009, with the presence of their parents.

Suggestion: We suggest that the National Council creates a musical body, to look after these talented young children, by providing them with additional music lessons or guidance, organizing group outings to various cultural and musical performances and granting prizes to the best performers. It can also sponsor the participation expenses of the best students to pan-Armenian events, in Armenia or elsewhere. 


Sharjah: Holy Easter 2009 Friday, March 27, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT

During the Holy Week the schedule of services at St. Gregory the Illuminator’s Church will be as follows:

1. SUNDAY, 5TH APRIL 2009
Palm Sunday Ծաղկազարդ Holy Mass, afternoon 16.30 – 18.30

2. WEDNESDAY, 8TH APRIL 2009
Washing of the Feet Ոտնլուայ Evening Service, 19.00 – 20.15

3. THURSDAY, 9TH APRIL 2009
Tenebrae Խաւարում Night Service, 20.00 – 00.00

4. FRIDAY, 10TH APRIL 2009
Good Friday, Christ’s Burial Յիսուսի Թաղում Noon Service 12.30 – 14.00

5. SATURDAY, 11TH APRIL 2009
Easter Eve Noon Service 13.30 – 14.30

6. SUNDAY, 12TH APRIL 2009
Easter Holy Mass, noon 12.30 – 14.30

Armenian Apostolic St. Gregory the Illuminator Church Council

Announcement in PDF format (Armenian and English)

Community updated information page


Azad-Hye statistics: More than six hundred thousand visitors in 2008 Friday, March 27, 2009

During 2008 the English version of Azad-Hye had 632.351 visitors, with a monthly average of 52.695 and a daily average of 1.732 visitors.

The peak month was May 2008 with 67.532 visitors.

Azad-Hye Arabic and Business versions had thousands of additional visitors.  

The monthly statistics show the following:
January: 38.360
February: 34.261
March: 53.483
April: 67.343
May: 67.532
June: 57.388
July: 66.603
August: 51.934
September: 44.461
October: 49.736
November: 54.298
December: 51.952

Statistics chart

Statistics chart 2008


Legislative (Temagan) meeting in Sharjah 2009 Friday, March 27, 2009

Legislative meeting 2009 Legislative Council (Temagan) of the Armenian Prelacy of Kuwait and Gulf countries had a meeting in Sharjah 25-26 March 2009.

Prelacy will issue a report about this meeting.


The most read article in Azad-Hye Friday, March 27, 2009

The most read article in Azad-Hye is about Dubai based MBC TV presenter and make-up artist Joelle Mardinian. Her article had about 28.000 reading hits in less than three years.  

Joelle Mardinian, Middle East TV presenter and make-up artist

The article attracted also some 60 comments from fans all over the world. Here is what Rita is writing:

"Hi Joelle, from downunder Australia,

Reading all you previous notes posted by other young ladies from all over the world, I have to agree on how wonderful, beautiful, smart and intelligent you are.   I just discovered your website a few months ago.. unfortunately I am unable to watch your programme on TV, but I go onto youtube and watch your tutorials.  It seems that everyone would love to be on your show, me included.  Any chance of you ever coming to Western Australia or if you want, I would love to come to Dubai and be on your show. Could you do a husband and wife makeover? ... that would be fantastic.  Love. Rita

P.S. I hope your have the opportunity to read this emails".


Մտորումներ թեմական հերթական հանդիպումի սեմին Monday, March 23, 2009

Տեղեկացանք թէ 25-26 Մարտ 2009-ին Քուէյթի եւ Արաբական Ծոցի երկիրներու թեմական կազմը պիտի հաւաքուի Տուպայի մէջ՝ քննարկելու համար թեմը հետաքրքող հարցեր:

Քանի որ նուազագոյնը քսան հոգի պիտի հաւաքուին այս ժողովին՝ ժամանած երեք – չորս տարբեր քաղաքներէ, առիթը յարմար կը սեպենք սեղանին վրայ դնելու կարգ մը կարեւոր խնդիրներ.- Աւելին


Prince of Iranian rock music in Dubai Friday, March 20, 2009

As part of the Norooz (Iranian New Year) celebrations tour, popular Iranian Armenian music legend Andy, performed at an exclusive event on 20 March 2009 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.


Armenian participation in the Art Dubai Exhibition 2009 Friday, March 20, 2009

Well known Greek-Armenian art house Kalfayan Galleries (Thessaloniki - Athens) is participating in Art Dubai exhibition (18-21 March 2009) in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE (at stand A27), with nine artists including Hrair Sarkissian and Edouard Sacaillan.

Arsen Kalfayan and Roupen Kalfayan are the directors of Kalfayan Galleries (http://www.kalfayangalleries.com)

Emmanuel Guiragossian and Paul Guiragossian are participating in the exhibition as part of the Artspace Gallery in the UAE (Stand B19).

More information: http://www.artdubai.ae/


Newly Moved to Dubai: Looking for work Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Posted: By Garine Sarkissian

I moved to Dubai 4 months ago from Montreal. I have a BA in business with a minor in marketing (ask for CV). I am looking for a full time or part time job in Dubai. 


Write directly to Garine Sarkissian (email) or leave a comment here.


Paregentan celebrated in Abu Dhabi Sunday, March 15, 2009

 

Paregentan celebrated in Abu Dhabi Armenian Weekly School (2009). School Principal, students and children appear in the album.


Abu Dhabi: Lenten event (20 March 2009) Sunday, March 15, 2009

We have the pleasure of inviting you to Abu Dhabi: Lenten event:
 
Friday 20th March 2009, 2:30-6:00pm
Millennium Hotel, Marakech Restaurant
 
Lenten buffet lunch, special children’s menu, interesting program and surprises,
 
Ticket prices are Dh100 for adults and Dh50 for the students.
 
Gulizar Jonian
Principal
Armenian Community School of Abu Dhabi


Sharjah: Lenten event (19 March 2009) Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Council of the Armenian Community of the Northern Emirates is pleased to invite you to enjoy the celebration of ‘Michink’. The event will take place on Thursday the 19th of March 2009 at Pierre Keusseyan Community Hall starting 8.30 pm onwards.

Our well known popular singer Norair Kazanjian will be entertaining us.

All community members who would like to participate in organizing the upcoming ‘Michink’, and ladies who wish to offer their help in preparing home made specialties are kindly requested to contact Mrs. Sonia Aivazian on mobile 050-6313915 or Mrs. Arpy Tutunjian on mobile 050-6465267.

Council of the Armenian Community in the Northern Emirates

Original announcement (PDF format, Armenian and English)


Azad-Hye in Russian Saturday, March 14, 2009

Azad-Hye Russian service

In order to provide information to our Russian speaking compatriots in the United Arab Emirates and elsewhere, we have introduced Russian segment in Azad-Hye, where information will be posted mainly about the Armenian community in the United Arab Emirates and other Middle East communities.

The first posting is a brief introduction about the history of the Armenian Community in the UAE and useful community links.

A contact person (Marat Ohanyan from Azad-Hye) will be pleased to answer your enquiries. 

Для получения дополнительной информации вы можете отправить письмо на адрес электронной почты ohanyan.m@gmail.com. Мы будем рады Вам помочь.


Applying for Armenian citizenship Saturday, March 14, 2009

What are the documents required for applying the citizenship?

Diaspora Armenians need to secure the following documents for their applications:

Note: The documents either should be in Armenian or translated into Armenian language.

1- Handwritten request addressed to the President of the Republic of Armenia H.E. Serzh Sargsyan, signed by the applicant himself/herself, where explicit desire is expressed in applying for the citizenship, with a brief note about the reasons and motivation behind it.

2- Application form (see form in PDF format below). The form could be collected from the Embassy (see Embassy contact details below)

3- Self described curriculum vitae or biography (composition style). Read more


The Armenian Community in the United Arab Emirates Saturday, March 14, 2009
LINKS

UAE Armenian news: English / Russian

UAE Armenian events calendar

Photo gallery of the Armenian Church and the weekly school of Sharjah

UAE Armenian diary

 

Azad-Hye group (Parev Emirates events and other activities)

 

Azad-Hye community services

 

Azad-Hye newsletter  Join the Newsletter

 

Embassy news

 

Brief History of the Armenian Community in the UAE


Armenian Karaoke night in Sharjah Friday, March 13, 2009

On Friday, 05 March 2009, the Northern Emirates Artistic Committee organized an unprecedented Armenian Karaoke night in the presence of 150 attendants (30 teenagers and 120 adults), who clearly enjoy and cherish the Armenian song.

After the welcome speech by the committee head Berge Tosounian, the microphone was passed on to the well-known singer Norair Kazanjian, who was also the presenter for the entire evening. He first explained that the word “Karaoke” is a Japanese word that means “an empty orchestra”, and announced that this was the first time he participates in an Armenian Karaoke. Read more


Educational concerns and clarifications by Nishan Basmajian Friday, March 13, 2009

Կրթական մտահոգութիւններ ու յստակացումներ

Գրեց՝ Նշան Պասմաճեան

Ուրախ եղայ կարդալով Սիւզի Գարաճեանի լուրջ առաջադրանքները։ Այս ցոյց կու տայ իր ունեցած հետաքրքրութիւնը, հետեւաբար գուրգուրանքը հայ դպրոցի նկատմամբ ընդհանրապէս, եւ իր դրական տրամադրութիւնը համակարգ բարելաւելու։

Թող ինծի ներուի այստեղ մատնանշել, որ համակարգ բարելաւելը լուրջ աշխատանք է, մասնագիտութիւն, բայց մանաւանդ ժամանակ կ՚ենթադրէ, ուստի զգոյշ պէտք է մօտենալ այս զգայուն հարցին, որովհետեւ եթէ իր յետին մանրամասնութիւնները քննութեան առարկայ չդառնան, կրնան հակառակ արդիւնք տալ։ Աւելի...

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