Category: Middle East

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I've stolen this title from Gregg's personal blog. . . as it is all too fitting for today's events In Dubai, the holy day is Friday so the RISE team begins our work week on Sunday . . . today. The first week of our assignment includes a great deal of observation within Dubai, studying the current franchise trends, gaps between the offerings in the United States, general demographic information, etc. Basically, we need to get acclimated and fast as we have to present our findings first thing next week.
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After some unfortunate traveling experiences . . two delayed flight itineraries, missed connections, soaked luggage, lost luggage . . . the RISE team has finally made it to Dubai (albeit we are still short one piece of luggage . . . sorry Joey ) We arrived around 1am local time last night and then slept until about 1pm today (what happened ?!?) I guess we are still adjusting . . but we are really excited to be here . . and call this place home for the next 3 weeks