FIRST HYE LOUNGE GATHERING IN DUBAI
|The first Hye Lounge gathering took place in “Shakespeare” Restaurant (Al Attar Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai), on 18th April 2007.|
Around 50 young and young in heart Armenian professionals met in this first networking event in Dubai. Hundreds of Armenians live in Dubai, where there is an emerging need for get-together and communication.
The Hye Lounge team managed to materialize this first event. It is a great start and we believe there are lots of activities that could be done in the … near future.
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My name is Rafi Tavitian and I have received your e-mail address through the General Directory of the Armenians living in the U.A.E or other sources.
We are a group of young Armenians that have the same will: creating an Armenian Youth Community that would gather every few weeks in different places (restaurants, lounges, etc.), to be able to meet, talk, and enjoy time surrounded by friends having the same roots.
We would be more then happy to have your opinion and suggestions to be able to make these gatherings a success.
You can e-mail: [email protected] with your Interest or not in joining such events.
(Only the persons answering this e-mail with a positive interest will be e-mailed in the future)
Do not hesitate to spread the word; we are already more then 40 young Armenian professionals that are going to meet.
Thank you for your attention and consideration,
From: Hye Lounge [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 3:06 PM
Within a week, more then 95 people answered the Hye Lounge e-mail with great enthusiasm. Some other people asked for more specific questions about Hye Lounge, who? Why? When? Etc.
Well Maybe we should one more time describe this little project, it is very simple and transparent. Hye Lounge's objective is to gather Armenians informally around a drink so that people that do not have the chance to be with Armenians have that opportunity. It has nothing to do with politics or anything like that, it is simply a Lounge.
Everybody is welcome, this is the main idea.
We are planning to do a first Hye Lounge gathering in mid April, as a lot of you are asking for it. To be able to better understand you we would like to have your answers to these following questions:
– Would you prefer to have Hye Lounge on a week day evening (Sunday, Monday, etc.) or on a weekend evening (Thursday, Friday)?
– Could you please indicate your age bracket: 20-25; 25-30; 30-35; 35-40; 40-45; over 45?
– What is your occupation? (Job, company, other activities?)
– What are your expectations from Hye Lounge? (i.e. Business Networking; New Friends; Listen to music with a drink, be able to share ideas or projects with others..)
– How often would you like to meet? Monthly, weekly, semi-annually?
– Would 9:00 pm be a good time for you? (For a Dubai based Lounge)
Please, take a couple of minutes to answer these questions. This is done to better plan the gatherings for you.
Thank you in Advance, and see you all very soon.
The date of the first Hye Lounge Gathering has been set on Wednesday 18th of April 2007.
We are a lot, waiting for this event, and we hope that it is just the beginning of a long series of gatherings and events that will make us meet. Even people that are planning to come by their own should not hesitate as we will be there to welcome them.
The First Hye Lounge will be hosted by Shakespeare Restaurant, Al Attar Business Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road. The Mezzanine is booked for us. A very big parking area is available next to Al Attar Business Tower.
The idea would be to arrive around 8:30 pm so that we can fully enjoy the evening. A selection of Fresh Juices, Soft Drinks and little snacks will be available on the Mezzanine for very affordable prices.
For logistic purposes, a confirmation e-mail (attending or not) would be highly appreciated before Thursday 12th of April.
We hope to see you all on the 18th,