To be honest, I know that a lot of people find these raids boring after the first week, but I see it as an opportunity to explore my city.
I'm from Canada, but I live in Muscat, Oman. I live in a new environment, going to new places and meeting new people. I'm entering my 3rd year here, and there is still much still to explore.
Admittedly, Pokemon Go isn't a big game here. There aren't a lot of players here; in fact I can usually recognize every player in a gym, no matter what team they are on.
When the legendaries first came out, I was really disappointed because I thought I would never be able to find people to raid with. Then, with a bit of internet searching, I found a Muscat raid group!
Fast forward a month later; now I know practically every member of our raid group by name. We're a mix of different ages, genders and nationalities, and we go raiding almost everyday!
The raid system (especially the EX raids) gave me an opportunity to get out and enjoy life in a new place, meet new people and learn about local/international cultures. , not to mention a new Pokedex entry!
Middle East Raikou hype!