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Dubai Expat Interviews – Genevieve Lecours

This week’s Into-yous features Canadian expat Genevieve Lecours.

Tell us a little about yourself
I am 27 years old and I have been living abroad for nearly 4 years. I recently found a job as a teacher in Dubai and I am enjoying working with all these children from different backgrounds:)

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here
I moved to Dubai 1 year ago. I came to Dubai, because my husband got an offer to come work here.

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where
Yes, I was an expat in 3 different countries; Hungary, Kuwait and UAE.

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai
We were given advice on different areas to live-in since we were looking for a flat. We ended up in Dubai Marina and we are very happy about it, it is a wonderful place!

What surprised you most about Dubai
I was surprised that a lot of taxi drivers do not know their way around. Most of the time, you have to tell them where to turn and so on. What about when you are just here visiting?!

If money were no object, where would you most like to live in Dubai
We would have a small villa in Umm Suqeim or Jumeirah.

Your favorite Arabic word or phrase you have learned so far
Yalla yalla habibi, it is soo fun to say!

Your least favorite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai
Inshalla! That word at the end of a sentence is telling you that most likely it will not happen.

What has been your best experience in Dubai to date
The Horse Race World Cup 2010, it was such an amazing event at an amazing venue.

Where do you hope to spend your next holiday
We are hoping to spend our next holidays in Japan.

Who is the person you most miss when you are in Dubai
My mother of course!

What is your favorite restaurant in Dubai
Caesar’s – Indian chain, it is so delicious!

What grocery item do you most miss from your home country
Fromage en grain – a curd cheese that is typically Canadian, it is soo fresh, delicious and available everywhere back home in Québec!

When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them
The Old Souk and Abra crossing to Deira, they always enjoy the experience.

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