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H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Inaugurates Biggest Danube Home Showroom in Abu Dhabi

Danube Home launched its biggest Danube Home Showroom on 3rd of May at Cubes Park, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi. Present at the launch were His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Mr. Rizwan Sajan Chairman and Founder Danube Group, Mr. Adel Sajan, Director Danube Group along with senior management of the Group. The group invested AED 50 million on this project, and this grand opening marks the 9th store in UAE.

The new store spans across 75,000 square feet of retail space, with a huge assortment of 30,000 home furnishing and improvement products and 200 parking slots. The design, color, product categories, clearly marked signage and friendly sales staff will definitely provide you with an exceptional shopping experience. The store is poised to cater to the increasing demands for home improvement products, in the region due to world Expo 2020.

With Danube Home opening one of its largest Showroom, the young, visionary and charismatic leader Mr. Adel Sajan readies the brand for firming its feet in the attractive long-term home improvement destination across the globe and is aggressively moving from strength-to-strength, expanding its foothold globally with India is the next destination in the brand’s growth map. Moreover, due to excellent response from the target audience, the brand is targeting to open 8 new stores annually adding 500,000 sq feet retail space, for the next 5 years.

Commenting on the new launch, Adel Sajan, Director of Danube Group, said: “This being one of our largest stores across the region adds another feather in our cap. With a vision to improve the Lifestyle of our Customers by providing innovative products and Services; we have opened our biggest Danube Home Showroom. Currently, we have a total of 25 plus stores across the MENA region, which are running successfully. We are confident that the new store will help us penetrate further in the region, and will allow us continuously enhance our service and shopping experiences for our customers.”

He further added: “The home decor market is expected to become a $664.0 billion industry by 2020 globally. Furniture, textiles and floor covering products are key components of home decor. Expansion and developments in real estate industry, have supplemented the growth of world home decor market.  “

Shubhojit Mahalanobis, General Manager Danube Home Said: “The Home Furnishing market is witnessing a robust growth all over the world and so are we. I am happy with the addition of one more store in our portfolio. We at Danube Home believe in hard work, passion, Team work and bring the best product for our customers at a pocket-friendly price. Our new store offers expert advice on the products we carry and free interior design services that can be availed at all the stores by simply bringing the floor plans of their home. This allows customers the liberty to check the products in their personal space before the purchase is made.”

Danube Group has established itself as a pioneer in offering high value for money products to its customers and hard work and quality being the success mantra for the group. The company has been honored with numerous awards and accolades at the national, regional and international level for the customer service excellence, leadership, innovation and teamwork in the sector.

Danube Properties is all set to sparkle with their latest “Jewelz”

Following on from the sales success of its projects, the UAE’s leading developer Danube Properties announced its highly anticipated 10th Project called Jewelz, showcasing the future of affordable luxury housing. The project was unveiled by Mr Rizwan Sajan the Founder & Chairman of the Danube Group and Mr Atif Rahman, the Director and Partner, Danube Properties Development, in the presence of the Media, Brokers as well as Senior Management of the company.
The AED 300 million project offers 463 residential units, ranging from Studio, One & Two-Bedroom Apartments. The project is attractively located on a plot adjacent to the park with a private entrance leading to the property. The amenities include a fully equipped Health Club, Swimming Pool, Steam & Sauna Room, Multi-Purpose Hall, Jogging track, Barbecue Deck, Badminton Court, Paddle Tennis Court and a high tech surveillance system for the protection and security of the Residents. The building design and architectural aesthetic was created to reinforce the design strategy of Danube, which helps maximize the living space while delivering convenience of community living. The project dedicates 50% space to open areas with an emphasis on greenery and landscapes.
Commenting on the launch, Mr Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman, of the Danube Group, said: “I am extremely proud to announce our 10th project Jewelz next to Miracle garden at Arjan. This project is launched with a refined Customer in mind, offering luxury living at an affordable price and 15% returns on your total investment along with our benchmark 1 percent monthly payment plan. We have ensured the best value is offered in terms of price, facilities and services etc. The project reflects our continued commitment and confidence in the market and ultimately our endeavor to create a better quality of life for our Customers.”
Referring to the real estate market, he further added: “Dubai is a lucrative and transparent market when it comes to investment. You will get the highest return on investment, high capital appreciation, and ease in doing business and strong economic growth. In addition to, low property prices, excellent rental yields, investor-friendly payment plans and the best cosmopolitan atmosphere. The current property prices are in favour of those who want to buy their own home. It is cheaper for a person to buy a property in Dubai than to rent one, especially if they are planning to settle in the country long term”.
Mr Atif Rahman, Director and Partner of Danube Properties said, “I am pleased to launch our latest project today. This takes our portfolio to AED 3.14 Billion reinforcing our presence in the industry. I reiterate that as company we have remained focused on two things “what we deliver” and “when we deliver” with detailed attention to the process more than the result. I want to assure everyone that as a builder we go beyond the top line or the margins we make and we are driven by the Customer satisfaction. There has been continued increase in interest from people looking to invest in affordable home and we promise to offer the best in its class asset in this segment. We carefully design our projects to meet end-users needs and deliver a community lifestyle, evidence of which can be seen at our recently delivered projects. I also want to highlight that alongside the brand credibility, excellent location & design at extremely competitive prices, Danube Properties empowers its Customer by offering a convenient payment plan which helps them build their home.”

Rizwan Sajan on the cover of Forbes Middle East Magazine

Rizwan Sajan has also been ranked 12th on the list of Top 100 Indian Leaders in the UAE at the 4th Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World 2016 held at Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah.

“I feel honored to reveal that recently I was fortunate to experience one of the finest moments of my business career- appearing on the cover of prestigious magazine- Forbes Middle East’s May edition and being 12th on Top 100 Indian Leaders in the UAE List by Forbes. I congratulate my fellow businessmen to strive for success with renewed vigor every year. The magazine’s latest edition has been enclosed so that all the inspiring stories in there find the right audience and the magazine certainly is worth a read. I would like to take this opportunity to thank His Excellency, Mr. TP Seetharam (Indian Ambassador to UAE), Kholoud Al- Omani (Editor-In-Chief- Forbes Middle East) and the entire Forbes Middle East team for the honor and award. I would like to dedicate Top Indian Leaders’ award and appearance on the cover of the magazine to all our business associate. This is a common victory for us as we have worked hard to strengthen and nurture our relationship with dedication”, revealed Mr. Sajan


Dubai quality awards H. H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of of Dubai, presented the certificate for the ‘Dubai Quality Appreciation Programme’ (DQAP) to Danube Building Materials, on April 07, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. The company’s Chairman, Rizwan Sajan & Anis Sajan – Managing Director has received the award, which recognizes Danube’s ‘excellence model’, which covers the organization’s activities as well as its achievements, and is the criteria by which the awardees are judged upon. It is also marks a new record for Danube of being the first building materials company in the Middle East to get this prestigious award.

Securing the DQAP certification for the first time, Danube credits its excellent leadership, dynamism in strategy, growth in terms of people and partnerships, as well as it expanding resources for bagging the award. Within the last five years, Danube has registered exponential growth in revenues, which has exceeded AED 1 billion in 2009, an investment of AED 100 million in the expansion of the ‘Danube BUILDMART’ concept across the GCC, and the addition of 350 staff during the height of the recession.


Since ambitious and driven Indians began making the long trip to dusty Middle Eastern shores in the 1950s, the non-resident Indian (NRI) population in the Arab world has flourished. One such visionary is Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder & Chairman of Danube Group, a leading construction and home interior company in the UAE. Forbes Middle East has rated the construction & building material icon 12th on its list of ‘Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World’. Mr. Sajan was honored with the prestigious award at a glamorous gala dinner and awards ceremony held in the Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers recently.

Commenting on the momentous occasion, Mr. Sajan in a statement to the press said, “It’s an honour to be associated with Forbes Middle East for the third consecutive year. The award is a tribute to the quality and efforts of my staff. UAE has been the land of gold turning my dreams into reality. On this momentous occasion, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai for being a continuous inspiration to me and my business.”

With 170 individuals making it onto the list, the ranking celebrates the impressive diversity of the achievements of India’s top movers and shakers in the Middle East business world. Mr. Rizwan Sajan has won numerous accolades in the past including the Dubai Quality Award and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award. Rizwan Sajan was also credited for being the first private expatriate entity to have officially licensed an agreement with the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) securing naming rights under the second phase of the Dubai Metro Naming Rights Project.


DANUBE Group has recently been awarded five prestigious certificates under the ISO 26000 and the
ISO 10002 standard, after an extensive evaluation process conducted by Swiss-based QS Zurich AG.
The internationally recognised ISO 26000 encourages businesses and organisations to ethically and
actively contribute to the welfare of society, whereas the ISO 10002 recognizes the firm’s efforts to
abide by international standards set for customer complaint management and satisfaction.

Being the first company within the industrial category to be recognized to promote social welfare and
offering quality customer feedback, Danube Group is constantly striving to implement best practices, in
order to operate in a more socially responsible manner and to maximize customer satisfaction.

Speaking about the accolade, Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group enthused:
“As corporate citizens, we are extremely honoured to be verified under international standards for our
efforts to promote the betterment of our society and enhance customer service. Being presented these
prestigious certificates symbolizes our commitment to our customers and restores our faith in our goals.
We have been thriving in the UAE market for over ten years and have consciously dedicated ourselves
to perform responsibly.”

Danube Group’s primary focus stems from the increasing demand for ethical behaviour in all aspects of
business, in addition to the need to deal with customer feedback systematically. With the certificates,
the renowned Danube Group joins other leading global organisations to focus on achieving similar
social goals and work in line with internationally accepted management system standards.

Speaking of the importance of CSR, Mr. Rizwan added, “Over the past ten years, companies in the
Middle East region have understood the potential benefits of having a dedicated CSR plan, which has
caused a wave of diverse CSR drives to be launched in the market. We at Danube Group have derived
effective CSR plans and have aimed to engrave our customers’ needs in our firm’s philosophy.”

In the past, Danube Group has also acquired 9001, 1400, & 18001 certificates to denote its contribution
in the fields of Quality & HSE.


Continued growth in high rise construction in UAE, coupled with a spate of recent disastrous building fires such as 86-storey Dubai Marina Torch Residential Tower fire in Feb 2015, 34-storey Tamweel Tower in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 40-storey Al Tayer Tower in Sharjah and Khalidiya building in Abu Dhabi forced hundreds of residents left homeless.

As a result of these fire incidents, regulations were enacted banning the use of non-fire retardant composite panels of the type that contributed to immolation of several buildings. The Dubai Civil Defense Authorities have done an excellent job in ensuring the Safety of Buildings and the General Public by including world class regulations as Standard norm for building constructions in Dubai.

The UAE updated its Fire and Life Safety Code in 2013 to require that exterior cladding is fire-retardant on all new buildings over 15 meters tall and the latest UAE fire-safety codes are much more stringent than before. Considering new regulations, the 3mm thick core material of Alucopanel USA has been successfully tested & achieved Class A, fire testing were done in an accredited lab in UAE , the test reports were assessed and the production process is certified by a 3rd party certification body . After sufficient proof that the materials being produced are with strict quality measures ensuring consistent quality and meeting the minimum standard requirements, Dubai Civil Defense has approved the product recently.

It has been proved that core of Alucopanel USA is a safe due to its excellent feature to restrain the flammability and not to discharge poisonous gases and doesn›t drip due to fire and becomes powder which does not allow fire to spread and that gives maximum time to escape and help to save life & property from fire, say the product designers. Alucopanel DCD approval underlines the contribution that it can make to improve fire safety in all types of buildings as it is approved brand of Aluminum Composite Panels with installed production capacity of 1.5 million square meters per annum, the factory is registered in Dubai as Alucopanel Middle East LLC which is the member of Danube Group “No.1 building material company”.


Here’s another exciting first for Danube. We were always into stylish furniture and home accessories – and now Danube enters the menswear category with the launch of ‘Tudors’ – a new and exciting men’s fashion brand.

‘Tudors’ is a renowned fashion brand from Turkey – a prominent international name with presence in Turkey, Europe and the Middle East (Iraq & Iran) with more than 100 showrooms worldwide. ‘Tudors’ is an extremely well entrenched fashion brand for young boys and men between 15-45 years of age – with a range of affordable, fashionable wear. Danube has launched the first showroom for ‘Tudors’ in the UAE. This 300 sq.ft. outlet is located on Al Wahda Street, Sharjah. With 3 more showroom openings slated in the future for ‘Tudors’, Danube is sure to make the men in the UAE embrace a new beginning in fashion.


Cha Cha Chai – the F&B Division of Danube Group was launched in August 2013. It tasted immediate success at Blue Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road. And now, we continue the brand’s cups of successful joy with the launch of the first ever ‘Cha Cha Chai Lounge’ in Karama, Dubai.

The new Cha Cha Chai Lounge, not only continues to offer a variety of teas – but also specializes in more than 60 exotic flavours of Sheesha. Targetted at the youth, the Lounge has been an instant hit amongst the young and trendy of Dubai.

Indeed, in just 2 years, Cha Cha Chai has made us extremely proud and exceeded our expectations. We now have over 8 outlets:Blue Tower (Sheikh Zayed Road), Business Village (Deira) , Al Nahda Metro Station (Al Qusais) AMNA Building (Dubai Silicon Oasis), Union Metro Station, Al Nahda Metro Station , Al Qusais , Jebel Ali & Sharjah: Al Ramtha Branch (Sharjah Traffic Police HQ).

So, let’s keep going…Cha Cha Chai!