Mack Brown exploring football opportunities in Dubai

Texas evidently wasn't kidding about expanding its brand to the Middle East.

Former Texas Longhorns coach Mack Brown is currently in Dubai on a football-related trip meant to explore future possibilities for Texas athletics, the American-Statesman reported.

Brown has posted photos on his Twitter account of himself and wife Sally in Dubai.

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, who is not on the trip, has expressed a desire to expand the Texas brand outside the country.

The men’s basketball team will play next season's opener against Washington in China. The school has also reportedly explored playing a game in Mexico.

Some photos Brown has posted so far from his trip: