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Ann Marie McQueen
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Overheard in the Newsroom: Kitty cat edition
See if we had a cat room, this wouldn't be an issue.  There must be a maker out there for false toenails. That website is a waste of virtual space. Editor A: I'm worried it won't be enough for you. Editor B: Well I had like seven chickens last night so...

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Snapchat Day: Opening night of Bounce at Marina Mall
I swear this place is the cure for the summer grumpies. Get there! The entrance is a bit strange and hard-to-find (it's at the back upstairs, via the restaurants) and I wish they would turn the music down. But just try not to giggle when you are bouncing ar...

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Thank you Expat Woman.com
I was thrilled to hear from the lovely ladies over at ExpatWoman.com , who named A Canadian in Abu Dhabi among their list of 9 of the capital's best blogs. They pointed out I've been blogging since 2008, kindly not mentioning how much I've slowed down in re...

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POUTINE! POUTINE! POUTINE! Where to eat it in Abu Dhabi and Dubai
In honour of Canada Day Friday, I resolved to for once and all find and add up all the places in the UAE serving this most fattening and comforting of dishes. It turns out there are 12 . Please tell me what I've missed. It's a bit weird writing about someth...

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Meet Dubai's newest mascot, Mr Burj
Courtesy Emaar Properties. Emaar properties has introduced a new mascot for visitors to the Burj Khalifa and not surprisingly, he wears a big-old smile and giant squishy Burj on his head. From the press release: A replica of Burj Khalifa, Mr. Burj is effort...

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Canada Day in the UAE: The last supper at Maple Leaf Diner in Dubai
I am super sad about this. Apparently the Maple Leaf Diner in Jumeirah is already closed and July 1 will be the last chance to visit the location in JLT. Opened by brothers Ahmed and Moutaz Al Ghussein, Maple Leaf offered yummy smoked meat sandwiches, hand-...

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Canada Day in the UAE: Hocky Night in Abu Dhabi


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Fairmont The Palm, Dubai gets a Canadian executive chef
Alain Gobeil, new executive chef at Fairmont The Palm, Dubai.  I've only ever eaten a pizza poolside at Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, but it was delicious, and I've always meant to go back and have the
lobster burger at Seagrill on 25° Restaurant and Lounge. M...

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Toronto's Icon Legacy group's Weslodge Saloon comes to Dubai: Meet executive chef Ben Heaton
Ben Heaton, Weslodge Saloon executive chef. I'm pretty excited because I am hanging out in Dubai this week, and some friends and I are going to pay a visit to Weslodge Saloon, the first foray into the Middle East by the popular Toronto-based restaurant grou...

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Weslodge Saloon has arrived at the JW Marriott Marquis: Meet executive chef Ben Heaton
Ben Heaton, executive chef of Weslodge Saloon in Toronto and now in Dubai. I'm pretty excited because I am hanging out in Dubai this week, and some friends and I are going to pay a visit to Weslodge Saloon, the first foray into the Middle East by the popula...
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