Who We Are

The Delma Institute is an interdisciplinary research house that aims to advance the quality of knowledge and data analysis linked to the United Arab Emirates and, by extension, the Middle East region and the world.













Delma, which means “a bucket of water” (dalu ma’a) in Arabic, is the name of an island off the western coast of the UAE. Historically, Delma was famous for its fresh water springs, particularly among sailors who would stop at the island to restock their water supplies.
















This Is Not a Statement

We start in the United Arab Emirates. We are curious about the building blocks of human experience, livelihoods, cities, economies, nations and realms further beyond; but this is where we begin – at home.

We are attentive to the remarkable momentum that animates this country and we endeavour, all preconceived notions aside, to understand its place in the arc of history, both as a polity and, more broadly, as a land where a condensation of potential has converged.

With its level of exposure to the world, the UAE offers a natural context for global studies, one in which political histories, emergent economies and overlooked cultures can be both challenged and learned from.

Away from traditional patterns, we see a multiplicity of lines that could be drawn between Asia and Latin America, through the Arabian Peninsula and Africa.

We believe that an excess of information does not translate into an abundance of knowledge; and we maintain that interdisciplinarity, which drives our research, is the prism through which that essential conversion can materialise.

We respect enquiry. We strive for insights that are grounded in theory and executable in the real world – the stuff that public policy can be built on. Whether we are studying the energy sector or urban planning, gender relations or economic trends, we deconstruct issues and explore possibilities.

We are independent and hybrid. We are neither for-profit nor not-for-profit: We provide advisory services to private clients to finance our public research.

This is essentially an ideas start-up. More soon.

How We Work

 

Our Lenses

Politics

 

Examine dynamics and detect patterns in the local, regional and global political sphere.

Economics

 

Study the potential and sustainability of the UAE’s economic model.

Sociology

 

Identify key social issues and trends in the UAE and the wider Gulf.

Defence & Security

 

Analyse threats and opportunities relating to regional and global security.

Our Team



Ahmed Al-Attar

Assistant Director 

Bart Hesseling

Analyst

Mohamed Hineidi

Analyst

Lydia Sizer

Senior Associate

Richard Ferraris

Senior Editor | English

Usman Naeem

IT Assistant

Karla Green

Editor

Farah Jdid

Designer

Shilka Kunhimon

Designer

Myriem Hadj Boussaad

Operations Manager

Mishaal Al Gergawi

Managing Director

Mittal Raja

Accountant

Eman Fahim

Operations Assistant

Maitha Al Mehairbi

Analyst

Michael Pearlson

Analyst

Contact Us

Address

 

Al Wahda Commercial Tower, Suite 2703, P.O. Box 5665,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone

 

+971 2 596 0500

Email

 

info@delmainstitute.com

For application,Please send cv to 

join@delmainstitute.com

 

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