Please be informed that the timing of the Ohannesian Armenian School has been changed as follows.
The new timing is 10:15am ? 1:30pm (every Friday).
Board of Trustees Of Ohannesian Armenian School
Alin Hamallian is one of 10 lucky KOHAR concert raffle draw winners.
The prize is not announced yet. Other winners are from Lebanonm Syria, Saudi Arabia, USA, Jordan and Australia.
You can find out more about KOHAR at
The Council of the Armenian Community in Northern Emirates has the pleasure to invite all our community members and their children to a unique recital of famous kid?s entertainer “TALINE” coming all the way from Los Angeles – USA.
The performance will take place on Saturday 23rd October 2010 at 5:00 pm at the Pierre Keusseyan hall.
Entrance is free for everybody.
In an interview with Azad-Hye in 2007, Taline has expressed the wish to visit Middle East. She has said: “I would love to visit and present concerts in Armenia, Lebanon and Middle Eastern countries one day even though it is difficult to plan such projects in the current political environment. I am confident we will be able to make it happen.”
We are pleased that this wish is becoming reality for the benefit and amusement of our children, who have been raised under the influence of Taline's songs and dances.
Read the complete interview with Taline: Taline ? the guest in every Armenian home
We are pleased to inform you that this year?s Armenian Ball will take place at the AL BUSTAN ROTANA Hotel, GRAND RASHIDIYA ballroom, Dubai, on Thursday, 4th November from 9:00p.m. onwards.
Specially invited from Aleppo to entertain us: Singer Garo Hajjar & ?Garo Gomidas? Band
For reservations and tickets, you are kindly requested to contact Mr. Datev Soulian at 06-5660320 until Monday 1st November.
No tickets will be sold at the entrance.
The ball is a unique event whose revenues secure the proper running of the community?s activities.
Council of the Armenian Community In the Northern Emirates
The Ministry of Education and Science in Armenia has prepared an e-library for Armenian textbook used by Diaspora students at the following site: www.spyurq.dasagirq.am
The Embassy of Armenia in Abu Dhabi has issued a circular explaining the benefits of the website and its role in making Armenian teaching material available for students worldwide in Easter and Western Armenian and in traditional and new spellings.
Embassy's circular (PDF format, in Armenian)
The Cultural Committee of the Armenian Community in the Northern Emirates is planning to organize a “Talent Show” in October 2010 at the Pierre Keusseyan Community Hall.
Participation is open to all, with no age limitation. All talented members of the community are invited to demonstrate their skills in 2-5 minute presentations. Teams will also be able to participate in this show.
The categories are various and include singing, performance, dancing, recital of poetry, anecdotes, etc.
Participants are required to present a specimen of the work they are intending to show.
Presentations will be screened and the well prepared will be selected for the performance.
Contact person: Datev Soulian, tel: 06-5660320, fax: 06-5660790, e-mail: [email protected]
The newest edition of Armenian Directory in Dubai and the Northern Emirates was published recently. The directory comes in 143 glossy pages, with a painting of the Saint Gregory the Illuminator Church in Sharjah as cover page next to a silhouette of Burj Khalifa landmark in Dubai.
The Directory includes the names and contact details (company name, post office box, home and office telephone numbers, mobile telephone number and emails) of those who filled the data collection form. Each family is posted in a separate entry with unmarried children.
A form is provided at the last page for those who would like to declare their new addresses or make changes for future editions.
The first pages contain info about the Armenian Prelacy of Kuwait and the Arabian Gulf Countries and the Saint Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church in Sharjah, UAE.
The Directory is funded by advertising sponsors. Copy price is AED 30. You can get your copy by contacting the Armenian Community Center in Sharjah at 06-5660320.
Months before the publication of the Directory Azad-Hye sent a letter (see below) to the National Council suggesting the following:
1- To add private websites of individuals (if available).
The National Council accepted the first suggestion but preferred to disregard the second suggestion. We hope that in the future not only the media gets its own page, but also some professional pages are added such as a list of physicians, bankers, manufacturers etc. It would be more useful if an electronic form of the directory is prepared too.
Azad-Hye's letter to National Council regarding the Directory (PDF format, in Armenian)
Azad-Hye expresses its condolences to Ara Jouharian (Dubai) for the passing away of his father Garabed Jouharian known Armenian intellectual, pedagogue and author of Armenian language textbook for elementary and intermediate level students (titled Merkasdan), which happened on 12 October 2010. Jouharian was born in Arapkir in 1919.
Jouharian's texbooks are used in Armenian Ohannesian Weekly school in Sharjah and in several schools worldwide.
It would be a good gesture from the side of the management of the school to inform the students and the teachers about the educational legacy of Garabed Jouharian.
Letter on the occasion of Garabed Jouharian's passing away
Թիւ 3 / 2010
Կարպետ Ճուհարեանին մահուան առիթով
Շարժային Օհաննէսեան Հայկական Վարժարանի Տնօրէն՝ Պրն. Նշան Պասմաճեանին,
Յարգարժան Պարոն Տնօրէն,
Ցաւօք իմացանք թէ 12 Հոկտեմբեր 2010-ին վաստակաւոր կրթական մշակ եւ դաստիարակ Կարապետ Ճուհարեանը հոգին աւանդած է Հալէպի մէջ:
Հանգուցեալը երկար տարիներ աշխատած է որպէս հայերէն լեզուի եւ քերականութեան դասատու՝ Սուրիոյ զանազան վարժարաններու մէջ:
Անոր զաւակը՝ բանաստեղծ Արա Ճուհարեանը վերջին տարիներուն հաստատուած է մեր գաղութէն ներս:
Ճուհարեանին դասագիրքերը կ՛օգտագործուին Շարժայի Օհաննէսեան Հայկական Վարժարանէն ներս: Յայտնի է անոր ?Մրգաստան? շարքը:
Նպատակայարմար կը գտնենք, որ պատշաճ ձեւով նշուի հանգուցեալին ներդրումը ազգային կրթական կեանքէն ներս՝ դպրոցի ուսուցիչներուն եւ աշակերտութեան հաղորդելով անոր վաստակին մասին:
Շարժա, 15 Հոկտեմբեր 2010
Ազատ-Հայի Վարժարանի Աջակցութեան Միաւորը հիմնուած է 2007ին:
The letter in PDF format (in Armenian)
Hrach Kalsahakian, Editor of Azad-Hye, became an affiliate member of the Dubai Press Club (DPC) in June 2010.
DPC was established in Dubai in 1999 and serves as a platform for journalists and media professionals in the UAE to discuss and debate upon issues that matter. It hosts on a regular basis officials, prefessionals, intellectuals, writers and top figures from a variety of fields and countries.
DPC is one of the most active press clubs in the world. A hub for local, regional and international media, it organizes workshops and seminars that focus on issues impacting the regional and international socio-political scenario. It periodically invites high profile speakers and senior delegates to interact with the local and regional media. It has introduced unique initiatives such as Arab Media Forum and Arab Journalism Awards.
Principal of Ohannesian Weekly School in Sharjah Nishan Basmajian was granted two letters of honor by the Armenian Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan and the Head of State Language Inspectorate Sergo Yeritsyan, respectively.
Nishan Basmajian, an Armenian who lives in Sharjah, UAE and has the www.nshanag.net website, recently traveled to Armenia using (unknowingly) an expired 10 year residency visa, usually granted for Armenians who have foreign citizenship. As a Syrian passport holder he should have secured visa before arrival in Armenia. Despite the fact that he lacked visa, the officers in Zvartnots airport treated him respectfully and did all what is possible to accommodate him in the airport until visa is issued from the competent authorities in OVIR. In his note Basmajian wanted to thank the border authorities in Armenia for their considerate attitude.
The school will start on 01 October 2010 and will continue every Friday from 10:00am to 01:15pm. School children must be present in the school yard with their uniforms every Friday at 09:45am.
All children 3 years old and above are accepted. Tuition AED 750 per student. A third studying child of the same family is exempt from tuition payment.
Announcement in Armenian
Azad-Hye expresses condolences to Missirian family (Mr. & Mrs. Garo Missirian and Dr. Niry Missirian) for the passing away of their mother Anahid Missirian (born in Constantinople in 1926), which happened in Aleppo, on 22 September 2010 after a long illness.
Announcement by National Council (in Armenian)
Commemoration of the 19th Anniversary Of the Independence of Armenia.
Will take place on Wednesday, 29th September 2010 at 8:00 p.m., at the Pierre Keusseyan community hall.
Mr. Mher Mkrtumyan, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia will be the day?s speaker.
All community members are invited to participate.
Council of the Armenian Community in the Northern Emirates
Songs dedicated to the rebirth of Armenia:
Other radio channels in Azad-Hye:
Armenians in UAE are invited to attend the national day reception in Abu Dhabi on 20 September 2010.
Holy Mass Dates:
17 September 2010
01 October 2010
15 October 2010
29 October 2010
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: Armenian Church in Sharjah (see map in the Armenian Community page below).
Officiated by: Rev. Aram Deyirmendjian
Reference: Council of the Armenian Community in Northern Emirates and the Armenian Apostolic St. Gregory the Illuminator Church Council.
Non-Muslims during Ramadan
“Ramadan is definitely a special time for all of us. I'm not a Muslim myself, but it's interesting to live in an Arab country at this time of the year, and observe people's traditions and customs. I enjoy a lot of things during this month, in particular the atmosphere, Ramadan tents and of course the food,” Rosaline Saatdjian, an Armenian expatriate and long-term Abu Dhabi resident, said.
“People also tend to be nicer during Ramadan and more giving. It teaches you how to be kinder and more considerate and caring of others,” she added.
Source: Gulf News, Dubai, 13 August 2010
On the occasion of the 19th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Armenia.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia and Mrs. Vahagn Melikian request the pleasure of the company of the Armenian community members at a Reception on Monday, September 20, 2010 from 19:30 to 21:30 at Al Dana Ballroom, Holiday Inn Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
Dress code: National / Lounge Suit / Uniform
Note: Armenia declared independence on 21 September 1991.