SOAR - Dubai Chapter

Dubai joined the SOAR family in February 2015. Many Armenians originating from Lebanon, Syria and other Arab countries were drawn to UAE for the economic opportunities. The majority of Armenians in UAE are Orthodox Armenians belonging to the Armenian Apostolic Church and under the jurisdiction of the Holy See of Cilicia. The Catholicossate established the “Diocese of Kuwait and the Arabian Gulf Countries.” It is headquartered in Kuwait, but also serves the Armenians in UAE. The Armenian Catholicossate, with the support of the Sharjah Emirate, established St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in Al Yarmook, Sharjah – the first Armenian church established in UAE. Approximately 3,000 Armenians live in UAE, primarily in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


Anna Serobyan 

Anna Serobyan is from Yerevan, Armenia, currently double majoring in Political Science and Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi. She is an alumna of Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program and European Youth Parliament Armenia, an active member of NYUAD Model United Nations and an advocate committed to social justice. Anna is residing in Abu Dhabi, where she is working on her capstone research project centered around landlocked countries with a case study of Armenia. She is fluent in Armenian, Russian, English and has a working proficiency in French and Spanish.