AGBU 100th Anniversary Celebration in Cairo / Aswan / Luxor

AGBU 100th Anniversary Celebration in Cairo / Aswan / Luxor

100 YEARS AGBU CELEBRATIONSAZAD-HYE (Dubai): 2006 is the 100th Anniversary of Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and the festivities will commence in Egypt, hosted by AGBU Cairo from April 12th till April 22nd, 2006. The AGBU Centennial Festivities Committee of Egypt has circulated the following message to its members and friends on 19th October 2005:

“As you are already aware, and as decided by the AGBU Central Board, the Centennial festivities of the Union will kick-off next year in Egypt, during Easter weekend; in mid April 2006.

For this important occasion, a special organising committee has already been set up and its subcommittees functioning in preparation of these celebrations. The Centennial Festivities Committee is pleased to send you its preliminary program of events for this much awaited celebrations on the native land of AGBU.

Due to the limited space available during the Easter period in Cairo, Aswan / Luxor cruises and in Sharm El Sheikh, we would appreciate if you sent us your preliminary confirmation of participation in the AGBU Centennial festivities in Egypt before 30th October 2005, by filling the attached form.

A circular letter will follow in November including a more detailed program of each event as well as a final participation form with the fees due and the method of payment”.

Additional Information compiled by Azad-Hye:

Main Program of Centennial Activities in Egypt

Wednesday 12 April 2006

Meet & Assist at airport. Transfer to hotel. Registration for Hotel & Festivities

20:00 Cocktail Reception (Armenian Embassy)

Thursday 13 April 2006

9:00 Excursion to Pyramids of Giza and Sakkara

14:00 Lunch at Sakkara Country club

17:00 Return Hotel

19:30 Cruise dinner and show on the Nile Maxim Boat

Friday 14 April 2006

9:00-11:00 & 11:30-1:30 Seminar on the Topic of Armenian Education and Teaching of Armenian Language

9:00-1:30 For non seminar participants excursion to Citadel and Khan Khalili

1:30 ? 3:00 Lunch at Marriott hotel for all the guests

3:00 ? 4:30 pm Seminar (hotel). Free time for non seminar participants

6:30 pm English (8:30 pm French) Sound and Light show at Giza Pyramids

Saturday 15 April 2006

9:00 Egyptian Museum

14:00 Lunch on the Nile at the Le Pacha floating restaurant

17:00-19:00 Book and Photo exhibition (Hotel)

21:00 Grand ball at Marriott Hotel animated by Nune Yesayan & her band from Armenia

Sunday 16 April 2006

10:00 Easter Easter Mass at St. Gregory Church. Visit to Armenian Patriarchate

14:00-17:00 Lunch at HMEM NUBAR club

20:00 Centennial celebration program and concert performed by Hasmik Papian and Vardan Mamikonian at the Gomhoreya Theater

Monday 17 April 2006

8:00 Departure to Alexandria. Visit to the Armenian Church. Visit to Bibliotheca Alexandrina

14:00 Lunch at the Tikka Grill and Fish Market Restaurants

17:00 Montazah Palace Gardens

19:00 Cocktail reception at the AGBU & HMEM NUBAR Alex club

22:00 Return to Cairo


EGYPT 12-22 APRIL 2006

A- Main Program (12-17 April 2006):

In Cairo: from Wednesday April 12th to Easter Sunday April 16th

In Alexandria: One day round trip on Monday April 17th


Accommodation at the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Casino

Marriott Deluxe rooms: Single: 120 US $ Per person in Double room: 100 US $

Executive suite (for 1 or 2 persons): 290 US $

These rates are per person per night on Bed and Breakfast basis.


Main program in Cairo from Wednesday April 12th to Easter Sunday April 16th and a one day round trip to Alexandria on Monday April 17th 375 US $ per person as detailed in attached program

B- Optional program:

Option 1: Aswan ? Luxor: 4 nights luxurious cruise from Tue April 18th to Sat April 22nd

Participation fee: Single 860 US $ and Double 710 US $ per person including Air Travel Cai-Asw-Lux-Cai

Full Board Accommodation (3 nights on board cruise and one night Hotel in Aswan

All Guided Excursions

Philae Temple, High Dam, unfinished Obelisk and felucca ride in Aswan, Temple of Kom Ombo, Temple of Edfu, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Luxor & Karnak in Luxor

Option 2: Sharm El Sheikh: 3 nights from Tuesday April 18th to Friday April 21st

Participation fee: Single 435 US $ and Double 360 US $ per person including Air Travel

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at the Sharm Marriott Resort.

A relaxing period in Sharm El Sheikh which is known for its sandy beaches, coral reefs and large variety of colourful fish. A paradise for suntan and snorkeling.

These prices may be subject to change in case of any modifications on airfares and applied taxes.

Contact Details:

Address: 26, Mourad Bek Street, Heliopolis

Tel: (202) 2916444 – 4151127 – 4152478

Fax: (202) 2916916

E-mail: [email protected]

Used Source:

E-mail of Knar Basmadjian [email protected], AGBU, Toronto