Category: News & Events

Awards DPD

Forbes Top Real-Estate Companies in Middle-East 2018

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling

Its three in a row and this feels special.

Thanks to RERA, DLD and all Dubai Government entities. Thanks to all our Employees, the Consultants, Contractors, Bankers, Brokers, Suppliers, Customers and most importantly all the Workers at the site…this belongs to all of you…!!!

Forbes is not just a prestigious award, its a responsibility. Responsibility to Think Better, Do Better & Deliver Better. we promise we will come back bigger, better and stronger on 2019.


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.

new forbes

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.

new forbes

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.
Screen Shot 2018-07-03 at 12.37.12

Image 1

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.