Ultimately, they were disappointed that they didn't come back to South Africa with the trophy, after the Lahore Qalanders undid them with a fine bowling display in the final, on Saturday at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.
"I would give the tournament 10 out of 10," skipper Albie Morkel said cheerfully, after the 15-run loss.
"We played some great cricket against the Boost Defenders and Auckland Aces, with some very good individual performances. That death bowling by the Qalanders was some of the best I've seen in a long time.”
Like many others have mentioned, Morkel also shared his admiration for how quickly the game and facilities have developed in the region since he was last there.
"I played out there about four years ago, and it is incredible to see how far they have come," Morkel said of the desert destination .
Despite not coming back with the trophy, Morkel said he and his side found plenty of positives during their week away.
"I played in the Champions League tournament a few years ago, and it was fantastic. I really missed it, but this tournament has the potential to grow and grow.
"It is great to have a platform for domestic players to test themselves, and it really has been a great experience for us.
"For the younger guys, it was an excellent experience to play in an international tournament, but also for us older guys, too,” said the 37-year-old.
The other benefit of a tournament of this nature is the exposure it provides for players of promise. No one grabbed that opportunity better than Tony De Zorzi, thanks to a sparkling century in the Titans' opening match against the Boost Defenders.
"No one out there knew about Tony's ability before this week. We obviously knew what he was capable of, but that is exactly what these types of events can do for a player," Morkel pointed out.
The timing of future editions of the tournament might also see an upscale in quality, given that several teams were missing key players.
"It was a wonderful first tournament, and going forward it might be even better if all the franchises had their international players available,” said Morkel.
For the Titans, there also had to a sharp switch in mind-set, going from four-day fare to T20 action. But Morkel and company were happy to embrace the challenge.
"Regardless of which format we were playing back home, this was s wonderful opportunity for us. We had an awesome experience, and would love to be involved again,” concluded Morkel.