Market Research UAE

Consultants with strong presence and understanding in UAE market

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, to ensure decisions made are timely and well-informed. We work in partnership with our clients 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 the 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.

How We Work

Market research and market intelligence in UAE specialized for your need

Aware of our clients’ unique identities, circumstances and needs, we execute every project from scratch: our philosophy is that every client requires a customized solution. As opposed to force-fitting previous market knowledge and findings into a general framework or strategy template – we meticulously craft a specialized Market Approach – whether it is for the Dubai/Abu Dhabi market, China, Thailand or Indonesia market -- to address each of our client’s particular needs and circumstances.

Renowned and evident skills, seasoned with UAE flavor

Our professional team is comprised of consultants from each of the markets we operate in and seasoned global executives armed with specific language skills, industry knowledge, and cultural understanding in the marketplace to equip our clients with the right advice and business strategies. We responsibly execute our projects in-house and never outsource our work to other parties. The vast-majority of our world-class team of expert consultants are fluent in multiple languages – whether it’s English, Chinese, Bahasa, German, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, or Arabic – to ensure we have an ear to the local ground. Solidiance maintains the highest standards of quality, timeliness, and confidentiality needed by our clients. We comply with a set of strict regulations for NDA and legal agreements determined by our headquarters in Singapore.

UAE commercial insights and actionable market intelligence

Solidiance employs a team of multilingual 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.

Our Team

  • DAMIEN DUHAMEL | Managing Partner

    Damien Duhamel is our Managing Partner based in Abu Dhabi office. He had worked in hundreds of growth strategy engagements with Fortune 500 clients.A recognized Innovation and Competitive Strategy expert with over 20 years of experience, he specializes in a wide range of business consulting services in Asia and Middle East markets. His thought leadership has been featured on various media: AFP, Business Insider, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other global publications. Damien speaks English, French, and Vietnamese. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Victoria University, an MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • ERIKA WELCH | Partner

    Erika is a Partner based in our Abu Dhabi office, responsible for managing client relationships and operational growth across the Middle East. A well-experienced strategy consultant, she has over 15 years of strategy consulting experience in the Middle East, working with global Fortune 500 firms as well as leading corporations, government bodies and foundations in the region. She has led multiple strategy projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, Oman, Indonesia, and Japan across the construction, lubricants, machinery and automotive sectors. Erika speaks English, Japanese, conversational French and Arabic. She holds a BSc from McGill University, and an Executive MBA from Stanford University, US.

  • NABIL RAMADAN | Director

    Nabil is a Director based in our Abu Dhabi office. Among other, his expertise includes market landscape analysis, financial modeling and due diligence. He has led and conducted various projects across the logistics space in the Middle East including UAE, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, as well as Southeast Asia countries. Prior to Solidiance, Nabil had worked in Fortune 500 companies reporting directly to the CFOs – leading more than 30 key markets across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The American University of Beirut.

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