Market Research UAE is the B2B advisory firm trusted by multinational Fortune 500s to deliver evidence-based market strategies in Asia.
Market Research UAE is the B2B advisory firm trusted by multinational Fortune 500s to deliver evidence-based market strategies in Asia. Our market knowledge, analysis, insights and strategic recommendations are tailored for each of our clients’ specific challenges and barriers to success in the marketplace. We are committed to supporting our clients’ understanding of the market(s) in which they compete in, to ensure decisions made are timely and well-informed. We work in partnership with our client’s as a seamless extension of their business – and make your success, our success; we are confident that it is precisely this philosophy that has resulted in our 90% repeat client rate.
Our team is comprised of professional consultants equipped with extensive project experience across various sectors and industries locally in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, regionally across the GCC, as well as across >10 markets in Asia Pacific. This Asia Pacific and Arab world experience is what sets us apart from the rest: we consider ourselves the only true advisors in the Middle East helping Arab companies navigate the Silk Road of the 21st century. We are well-trained to be adept and resourceful in gathering insights directly from customers, suppliers, and intermediaries in the marketplace – whether it is in the UAE or in China – our experts then analyze and develop these insights to create actionable and sustainable business strategies.
All projects are executed in-house and our work method is straight-forward: we get the work done by 'getting our hands dirty' in the field, extracting relevant information from key stakeholders and experts in the marketplace --- whether that marketplace is the UAE, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, or China (or all of the above!). Our clients not only get the insights and analysis from our own experts and consultants – we also ensure insights are cross-checked and verified by our established networks in the industry on the ground. This approach ensures that we are interpreting and analyzing something more than data; we are providing strategic insights based on direct findings in real-time.
We are fully aware of our client's unique capabilities and needs. We do every project from square one: our philosophy is that every client requires a customized solution, not a force-fitting previous market knowledge and findings. We meticulously craft a specialized Market Approach - whether it is for the Abu Dhabi market, Dubai market or any other market in the Middle East - to address each of our client's particular needs and circumstances.
Market Research Abu Dhabi employs a team of full-time professional management consultants with proven track records and experience in the relevant disciplines and markets to credibly collect factual insights, provide reliable business analysis, and develop strategies that work in the marketplace. We don't rely on secondary research, but instead, focus most of our attention on primary research utilizing our established networks to conduct face-to-face interviews with industry experts and key stakeholders at the executive and senior management level. Equipped with the right insights, our teams will conduct market analysis, identify growth opportunities, and work with our clients to develop the necessary strategies.
Damien is our CEO & Managing Partner at Solidiance and has worked on hundreds of growth strategy engagements supporting Fortune 500 firms and Middle Eastern conglomerates. He help clients traverse the revived "Silk Road", with a foothold and ears-to-the-ground in the Middle East. He has advised many Saudi Arabian clients from government bodies, large family business and business conglomerates - including Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (TAQEEM), Al Jazirah, Al Sulaiman Group, and many more. His thought leadership has been featured on various media: AFP, Business Insider, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other regional publications. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the Victoria University, an MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business and a Master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University.
Erika manages Solidiance’s client relationships in the EMEA Region. She brings over 13 years of strategy consulting experience in the Middle East, working with the leading corporations, government bodies and foundations in the region. She has also led several projects herself in the UAE, KSA, Indonesia, Iran, Oman, Jordan, Algeria, and Japan for Fortune 500 clients in the agricultural, construction, lubricants, machinery, automotive, utilities, and Greentech sectors. Prior to joining Solidiance, Erika was a Senior Advisor and Collaborative Innovations Manager addressing sustainability challenges across 10+ sectors in the Arab World. Erika speaks English, Japanese, conversational French and survival Arabic. She holds degrees from McGill University and the University of Cambridge and graduated with honors from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in the heart of Silicon Valley where she developed digital solutions for Fortune 500 companies in the B2B space.
Nabil is a Director who has played key roles in driving projects on the ground in the Middle East market namely Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Algeria, and more. Nabil excels in market landscape analysis for market growth strategies and has conducted various projects across the logistics space in the Middle East. Nabil also specializes in financial modeling and due diligence, corporate valuations and M&A support for our top tier clients. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the American University of Beirut, and is fluently trilingual in English, Arabic, and French.