According to Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the city of Ras al-Khaimah was historically known as Julfar, which, according to the Sheikh, is an Armenian name and was founded by Armenians who fled Persia during the Mongol invasion. Armenian Christians fled from Persia to a place called Bgelabar, which is now located in Ras al-Khaimah and was founded by Armenians. Julfar was Armenian, not Arabic, so the Sheikh asked the educational authorities to change the information in the textbooks accordingly.

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