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Dr. Spencer Striker, Digital Media Professor at the American University in Dubai, (now at Northwestern University in Qatar), has launched a podcast called Dubai Wave, produced by he and a talented team of students, in a course called Online Media Production. Bringing listeners around the world interviews with fascinating personalities from Dubai and the greater Middle East.

October 4, 2017

Ep 7: Saleh Al Braik, Dubai Entrepreneurship, Part 1

The Dubai Wave Podcast returns for Season 2! For the first episode of the new season, we are thrilled to present an exclusive conversation with one of Dubai’s most prolific and best-known entrepreneurs, Saleh Al Braik!

Produced by Dr. Spencer Striker, Digital Media Professor at the American University in Dubai, the show is created with the help of a talented student production team at AUD.

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About Saleh Al Braik
Saleh Al Braik, born and residing in the UAE, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Essex, Colchester, UK (2009). Al Braik is currently the Financial Analyst at DUBAL. He holds two businesses under his name, Gravity DXB and Wakame. He is also the founder of Think Up, an initiative that aims to support and enhance talents of Emirati nationals and provide them a platform to express themselves freely. Not to mention, his striking Instagram posts always accompany a creative excerpt which leaves us with a gush of emotions we can’t help but read! With the help of social media, Saleh Al Braik is one of the most renowned inspirational figures many young minds look up to and learn from on a daily basis. He is the perfect example of an ambitious soul that strives to support others while also winning the hearts of many with this down to earth personality and creative thinking.

About the Dubai Wave Podcast
The concept with Dubai Wave is to look at big picture Dubai. Each episode focuses on a unique topic, such as Dubai Fitness; Dubai Social Media; Dubai Food Scene; Dubai Music, etc., with the goal to illuminate a 360-degree viewpoint of all the exciting things happening here, the gem of the Middle East. The impressive guest list to date includes the founders of two of Dubai’s most popular food blogs (Dubai Foodie Scene); the founder of Dubai’s most influential MMA gym, Tam Khan (Dubai MMA); successful entrepreneur, Anas Bukhash (Dubai Entrepreneurship); the editor of What’s On Dubai, Laura Coughlin (Dubai Magazines); and the host of Virgin Radio Dubai, Brent Black, (Dubai Radio). Previously, Dr. Striker, with help from talented Digital Media and MBRSC students, launched a successful podcast called Digital Media & Tech in Dubai, focused on the Dubai tech industry, with eight episodes to date, featuring some of Dubai’s most exciting digital thought leaders.  

Hosted by:
Spencer Striker, PhD, Digital Media professor at the American University in Dubai
& Dana Marai, AUD journalism student

Special Guest:
Saleh Al Braik, president of the Think Up public relations agency, and founder of GravityDXB and Wakame Dubai.
Gravity Calisthenics Gym:
Wakame Dubai. The Real Modern Asian Experience:

Edited by:
Alla Hamed, AUD digital media student

Audio engineering by:
AUD Digital Media’s own Anil Mathew James

Special thanks to the AUD Marcom Team.

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