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Dh400 million Olivz – A new launch by Danube Properties


Danube Properties, the affordable housing division of Danube Group announced the launch of Olivz, a master-planned cluster of buildings offering 741 residential units and a number of retail and recreational facilities with a development value exceeding Dh400 million.
The project will be developed in Al Warsan First area close to the International City and Dragon Mart with the easiest access to Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. The affordable homes come with Danube Properties’ trend-setting 1 percent payment plan that helps middle-income tenants and end-users to easily acquire their dream homes.

This marks the first real estate project launch of 2020 in the UAE and reflects Danube Properties’ confidence in the market that is witnessing a slow upturn as the countdown to the World Expo 2020 – that is expected to drive the demand for new homes – gains momentum.
The launch of Olivz comes as a welcome surprise to the UAE’s real estate broker community, who now has a new project with 741 apartments to market and sell.
With Olivz, Danube Properties development portfolio grows to 6,194 units, with a combined development value exceeding Dh4.5 billion. It has so far delivered about 2,155 units, with a combined sales value of Dh2.1 billion – or nearly half of its portfolio value.

Each residential building will be uniquely positioned facing expansive landscaped gardens, with amenities such as swimming pool, jacuzzi, sunken seating surrounded by water bodies, water canal, play courts, kid’s play area, and a BBQ area, providing residents an unparalleled lifestyle experience. The community is facilitated with family-oriented leisure facilities along with gymnasium, health club, jogging track and a party hall with an outdoor deck.

Danube Properties completes Dh300 million ‘Royal Magical’ Resortz project

Danube Properties, the UAE-based affordable housing division, the pioneer and one of the most dynamic and popular private real estate developers in the UAE, announced the completion of Resortz, a Dh300 million luxury resort-style property that hosts 444 residential and retail units.

Once hand-over formalities are completed, homeowners could start moving into their luxury homes in the new year to start a new life full of luxury.

Located in Arjan – the growing neighborhood close to the famous tourist attraction Miracle Gardens – Resortz is a low-rise luxury residential community that was offered to the market at an affordable price. Resortz was launched in 2017 which was sold out a few weeks after its launch.

Resortz is Danube Properties’ seventh project to have been completed on time, making it one of the best performing real estate developers in the UAE.

“This is the first project completion announcement in the new year, and we started 2020 with a very positive note. This is our third project to have completed in just seven months – a feat difficult to match,” Rizwan Sajan, Founder, and Chairman of Danube Group, said. “In the year of the Expo 2020, we believe the demand for homes will soar. Many homes will be offered to tourists as holiday homes through different online channels and our investors and buyers stand to gain from the rising demand this year.

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going. We are strong enough to navigate out of any critical situation.

“I am also happy to say that we have sold out all our projects to buyers and investors who believe in us and in our capability to deliver quality and luxury homes at an affordable price and with the most convenient payment plan that makes home acquisition more attractive.”

Milano opens its first experience centre

Milano, the leading lifestyle brand in sanitary, electrical and tiles brand from the Middle East entered the Indian market with a bang with the launch of its first experience center in the country in collaboration with Shah Global. Present on the occasion were honorable deputy chief minister of Karnataka-C. N. Ashwath Narayan, the IPS-CID for Karnataka- Mr. Rahul Kumar Shahapurwad, Founder and Chairman Danube Group-Rizwan Sajan, Director Danube Group-Adel Sajan, General Manager Danube Home-Shubhojit Mahalanobis and Dr. Shanawaz N Khan CEO SHAH GLOBAL along with other senior management of the group.

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The first experience center will be located at Sri Sai Arcade, Bellary Road, Bengaluru. Sophisticated in every detail, the well-designed store occupies an area of 1500 square feet and looks quite bigger than its size because of its design and layout which exemplifies the quality design and class of Milano. The showroom will exhibit a wide range of bath fittings, tiles, and electrical products and will offer a touch and feel experience to all its customers who are looking for some affordable luxury products.

Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group said, “In view of development in the businesses across the world now, it is necessary to provide consumers with hands-on experience to make them believe that you are providing them value for money and this is what we intended to do with this store. Also, I would like to thank our partner, Shah Global for joining us and propelling our business.”

Adel Sajan, Director Danube Home said “We have been studying this market for a while now and was looking for an opportune moment to enter Bangalore. The city is home to many high-end brands from across the world and we felt, Milano would fit right in with the requirements of the upwardly mobile population. The cosmopolitan crowd is well-traveled and appreciates the finer things in life. Milano’s range of sanitary and bath ware is luxury with a strong Italian lineage backing it. We are very excited to enter Bangalore.”

Jimi Mall, Al Ain – 19th Danube Home showroom

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Danube Home launched its 2nd showroom in Jimi Mall Al Ain in the retail park zone. The new launch is in line with its vision to expand its presence in the United Arab Emirates. The showroom is spread across 65,000 sq feet area and is the biggest store of Danube Home in Al Ain. Present on the occasion was HH Sheikh Dr. Saeed bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, founder and chairman of Danube Group Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Director Danube Group Mr. Adel Sajan, MD Danube Group Mr. Anis Sajan along with other senior management of the group.

The group has invested AED 40 million on this project, and this grand opening marks the 11th store in UAE. The new store has also rolled out inaugural offers for early customers by giving them lucrative offers of up to 80% discount on select products and free gifts for first 200 customers. The new showroom holds a huge assortment of over 40,000 home furnishing and improvement products. 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.

Commenting on the new launch, Adel Sajan, Director of Danube Group, said: “We’ve been one of the fastest-growing retailers in the region and this new store adds another feather in our cap. Danube Home is grown by 40 percent last year, with a 15 percent like-to-like growth, and we’ve been consistently growing by 40 percent over the last four years and this is possible because of our vision to improve the Lifestyle of our Customers by providing innovative products and Services.  This is the second store in Al Ain region and this will help us to penetrate further in the region, and will allow us continuously enhance our service and shopping experiences for our customers.”

He further added: “Home décor market is booming due to the growth of the real estate industry. The market for home décor is gaining popularity globally. Hence, this is definitely a perfect time for retailers to expand and reach closer to their customers.”

Shubhojit Mahalanobis, General Manager Danube Home Said: “As always I am super thrilled and excited with the one more store addition in our family. This showroom is at a strategic location to further penetrate into the diverse and growing population of Al Ain. Danube Home is a one-stop shop for a complete home solution under one roof and because of the growing demand by our customers from the region we planned for the second store.”

We at Danube Home believe in hard work, passion, teamwork 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.” Added Mr. Shubhojit


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Fifth Danube Home store open doors in Oman


Danube Home has recently opened their fifth big box store at Salalah Oman with an investment of AED 40 Million. Present at the launch were Mr. Rizwan Sajan Chairman and Founder Danube Group, Mr. Adel Sajan, Director Danube Group along with senior management of the Group.

The new store spans across 70,000 square feet of retail space spread across two floors, with a huge assortment of 50,000 home furnishing and improvement products. The design, color, product categories, clearly marked signage and friendly sales staff will definitely provide you with an exceptional shopping experience. The impressive range of products appeals to a target market that desires multiple options in a singular location.

Commenting on the new launch, Adel Sajan, Director of Danube Group, said: “Our decision to open one more Danube Home store in Oman reflects the trust we have in the government of Oman and the response we are getting from our customers. We are extremely happy with our back to back launches across the globe. Our products are reasonably priced and we have sourced them from all over the world to maintain an enticing range. Our customers can be assured to get complete home solution under one roof.”

He further added: “The growing business culture in Oman reflects the vibrancy of the economy and we hold a strong trust in the country and that’s the reason we are launching our 5th big box store in Salalah and planning to launch 4 new stores in next 12 months in the country. Additionally, we are all set to expand our Barka showroom to a massive space of 60,000 square feet along with the launch of the center distribution center in Oman. In a nutshell, Oman is the second largest market for us.”

Shubhojit Mahalanobis, General Manager Danube Home Said: “The Home Furnishing market is witnessing a robust growth all over the world and so are we. We have opened our fifth Danube Home with an aim to provide affordable home furniture with the high-end quality for all. Whether it’s the Middle East, North Africa or Western world, home improvement sector has grown rapidly in the past few years and will definitely keep growing We are certainly excited with the launch as this will be our largest showroom in Oman as of now with an impeccable merchandising standard and exceptional customer service.”

He further added:” 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.”

The brand has been honored with numerous awards and accolades at the national, regional and international level for the leadership, innovation, excellence in the sector.

Mr. Rizwan Sajan Honoured By Forbes Middle East And Republic TV

Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, recently bagged two prestigious awards in recognition of his efforts and contribution to the UAE market and beyond. First of them being, the “Top 100 Indian Business Leaders in the UAE” by Forbes Middle East in which Mr. Sajan ranked 8th in the
list. These rankings were based on the information collated for some of the most influential business leaders residing or operating in the Emirates. The evening was an inspirational gathering, stirring entrepreneurs to aspire to brilliance and expand their horizons by collaborating with the best in the region.

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Moreover, Mr. Rizwan Sajan was one of the recipients of the prestigious Inspirational Gulf Indian Business Leader Award at the reputable assembly of the finest and inspiring Indian business leaders in the Gulf region, Republic TV Gulf Indian Leadership Summit and Awards on June 24, 2018 at Grand Hyatt Dubai.

Republic TV Gulf Indian Leadership Summit and Awards 2018 were held to celebrate the success stories of Gulf Indian Business Leaders and to celebrate successful launch of the channel in Middle East. Among the distinctive features of the event was Impressive panel discussions monitored by Indian news channel editors, Mr. Arnab Goswami and Ms. Shivani Gupta of Republic TV.
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