I've just come back a big business trip to the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Qatar (Doha) and Kuwait (Kuwait City). It was amazing, and my English as a second language business, Anglia Education, signed some huge contracts!
I was over the moon about this and had great hope for the future... then COVID-19 came and they were all postponed/cancelled. My new investor's UK visa meeting was also postponed for several months, so it's been a tough time financially. Business and life can be hard sometimes though, but we can't just give up. We have to keep going and one day, your luck can change in an instant.
The UAE, Qatar and Kuwait are well worth a visit though. The culture is different, but also really interesting. I loved it and will be going back as soon as I can!