I recently returned from Abu Dhabi and Dubai where I was working with two different clients. I helped negotiate and close two deals in excess of $10 million dollars. It was a business development trip. It is one of my strengths and one of the areas of consulting I love the most. I love the challenge of being brought in to close a deal.
As for the UAE, it is an exciting world over there. There is such excitement and optimism in the air. The clients are eager and willing. It is a wonderful nation and an admirable people. I enjoyed my time in the UAE, my flights on Etihad and the stops in NYC! Etihad is an amazing airline. If you are looking for a carrier to take you to the UAE, I give them my highest recommendation.
Here are some pictures of my trip:
My seat for the trip:
Me hard at work in the lounge on the plane during the flight:
view outside from the hotel during breakfast:
some sort of bird's nest monument on the beach:
Doing business over a traditional Arab meal:
The mall and Palace in Abu Dhabi:
I am scheduled to return at the beginning of next year. I look forward to it.
Until the next time,