Category: Middle East

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With our presentation fast upon us, we spent much of the morning with our heads down.  The team compiled our final pieces for the first cut at our presentation, and spent the afternoon rationalizing our plan.  We also had our first meeting with Steve . . via Skype which was helpful to run through our ideas as we further define our strategy. We even worked straight through lunch. . . for those of you who know Matt . . .he does not like to miss a meal. The boys headed to a local pizza place for dinner . . . once again Travis consumed the most interesting meal
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It’s another hot day in Dubai . . .and the construction continues This building is located across the street and due the rapid progression in three short days I’ve decided to start documenting, will it be done before we leave??
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and by toy . . . I mean this really amazing quadricopter If you are like me . . . I had no idea what this was, a hybrid toy helicopter and video camera?. . . but infinitely cooler controlled through GPS . . . it can fly extremely high (of course the team tested for validity), it has a homing device, it records video . . .I mean . . .
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Today we mean business. . . The RISE team spent this morning diligently working to find data outlining the US and UAE food & beverage and retail markets.  With around seven weeks of work behind us, we still have a lot to learn and more work to put into our plan. . . Lunch time we went our separate ways . . Joey and Gina took a few minutes to relax. . . I went town to our courtyard to read a book and grab a snack at the grocery store. . . Travis went to a meeting for the Rotary Club of Dubai. . .
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News Update. . . Joey now has luggage! Day 2 . . . our team is continuing to settle in. . . which has proven to be rather amusing in our new habitat . . Here is what we have learned . . .