Thursday, November 5, 2015

After 7.5 years, A Canadian in Abu Dhabi is taking a blogging break... work on some other projects. I'm still in the UAE though. If you miss me, I'm anniemariemcq on Instagram and ammcq on Twitter. If you need to get in touch,

Thanks so much for reading! I'll see you soon.

New Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau really hit the ground running this week

That includes making history by choosing a thoughtful, representative cabinet that is 50 per cent women. When a reporter asked him why, he said: "Because it's 2015." I've never been farther away from Canada, in years gone or miles traveled, but I've also never felt more grateful and proud to be Canadian.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Well hello there Dave Matthews and various camels in the Abu Dhabi desert!

Photo courtesy of Flash Entertainment.

I am so incredibly excited to see Dave Matthews Band at Du Arena on Yas Island tomorrow night. I've seen them once, in Ottawa, and it was a joyous experience. I feel like tomorrow is going to be better, mostly because I just can't believe that in my lifetime I am seeing such a great band on two continents. When I watched them the first time, I literally could not have fathomed seeing them again here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Overheard in the newsroom: Legemat edition

It's like an Arab Timbit.

Editor A: She's one of the biggest stars on the planet!
Editor B: But she's not Zorro.

I'm going to go spend some time with my new curling iron.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lululemon meets the Middle East, officially, at Dubai's Mall of the Emirates

Photo courtesy of Lululemon Athletica/Majid Al Futtaim - Fashion

Now this one is almost as hard to wrap my head around as all the Tim Hortons outlets I see around Abu Dhabi. Lululemon Athletica is just the latest big Canadian brand to hit the UAE, opening this week in MoE's level 2 expansion.

Snap caption: Well hello there Bon Jovi in Abu Dhabi

David Ryan, Jon Bon Jovi and Tico Torres (check out his interview with The National) just arrived in Abu Dhabi for their show at Du Arena Thursday October 1. I'm still trying to decide whether to brave the crowds, post-concert Yas Island, for this one.