We combine local expertise with our global capabilities. Our dedicated team of Dubai-based economists and client service representatives enables us to understand the region and the needs of organisations that operate there. We cover 100 industrial sectors and 52 key cities across the Middle East and North Africa, providing in-depth socio- and macroeconomic insights.
Our solutions for the Middle East
Unrivalled economic insights and forecasts help our clients understand the local economy, industrial sectors and the implications of structural change.
Economic insights for the Middle East
Our forecasting service for the Middle East provides a comprehensive analysis of immediate and long-term economic prospects to inform investment strategies, expansion plans, and regional operations. We provide historical data, forecasts and commentary by country, industry sector and city.
Our Middle East experts
Our team of economists are dedicated to providing you with reliable, independent and forward-looking insights. We understand the trends that matter the most to you.
- Scott Livermore – Chief Economist
- Omneya Ramadan – Associate Director
- Amy McAlister – Lead Economist
- Maya Senussi – Senior Economist
- Aoife Kealey – Senior Economist
- Akanksha Samdani – Economist
- Cassidy Lyon – Economist
Our client service experts
Our understanding of the Middle Eastern economy and the ability to provide organisations with the insights and trends that matter the most to them make us a trusted partner to many in the UAE and beyond.
- Matthew Pritchard – Head of Business Development
- Paul de Cintra – Business Development Director
- Nick Brightman – Business Development Manager
- Ihssane Ryani – Account Management Executive
Bespoke Business Forecasting
We are here to support your corporate planning and strategic decision making with customised solutions that are tailored to your requirements.Find Out More
MENA Forecasting Service
Monitor the implications of economic and market developments in the MENA region.Find Out More
African and Middle Eastern Cities Forecasts
Comprehensive data and forecasts for major cities in Africa and the Middle East.Find Out More
Monitoring and briefing
Benchmarking, tailored reports, analysis and presentations.Find Out More
Modelling and Scenarios
Bespoke research to help you make informed decisions.Find Out More
Global Travel Service
Detailed travel and tourism market trends and forecasts for 185 countries globally.Find Out More
Global Scenarios Service
Explore the implications of key risks to the world economy.Find Out More
Global Industry Service
Gain insights into the impact of economic developments on industrial sectors.Find Out More
Middle Eastern Cities: The long-term outlook
In 2021, there were 16 Urban Economic Powerhouses in the world (cities with GDP greater than $500bn), but none were located in the Middle East. By 2040, another 47 Powerhouses will have emerged, and three of these will have risen in the Middle East—Tehran, Dammam, and Tel Aviv.
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