Cistri was approached to undertake a detailed review of Abu Dhabi’s changing population and employment profile, and the implications of this for Aldar’s residential strategy.

With expatriates accounting for the overwhelming majority of Abu Dhabi’s population and official data often unreliable, the profile and size of the city’s population are opaque. As such, many major investment decisions in the region are made on the basis of poor quality information. Aldar was keen to not make this mistake.

Our analysis leveraged our understanding of socio-economic development trends in Abu Dhabi and international demographic and economic benchmarks to provide clarity on the issue.

Our study helped Aldar understand how the changing population profile affects residential demand, enabling Aldar to align its strategy with the future market.

Our demographic and economic advice helped shape the development strategy of Aldar, Abu Dhabi’s largest major residential developer.