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'Inside joke' got no laughs from UAE government


WOODBURY, Minn. -- The United Arab Emirates was portrayed as a tourist destination for years until it received negative attention as a “fake Disney Land” type of country that has no culture or diversity, Shezanne Cassim said of the place he grew up in.

So he decided, why not make a few funny videos to inject some sense of humor, celebrate the local arts scene and make people laugh a little?

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota. Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.
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