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DANUBE PROPERTIES LAUNCHES ‘GLITZ 3’ ON INCREASING INVESTORS DEMAND

The latest addition to the growing portfolio of Danube Properties was announced with the inauguration
of the third Glitz property, Glitz Residence 3 by Danube. Hosted at the Danube Properties Head
Office, the details of the upcoming venture were unveiled by the Founder and Chairman of Danube
Group, Mr. Rizwan Sajan along with other senior management officials of the Group. This will be the
fourth property announcement by the brand within a year, in response to the ever growing investors
trust on Danube and the increasing demand for affordable residential apartments in Dubai.

Located in Dubai Studio City, the project has been conceptualised and designed by Danube featuring studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments across 2 Towers of 8 Levels each. The project also includes 6 retail outlets to cater to the needs of the residents. Each unit has been carefully defined by a contemporary architectural style along with state of the art facilities. Potential investors can choose from different floor plans and layouts, with quality finishing as a standard across all the residences. Offering spectacular Dubai city line views, Glitz 3 apartments priced from AED 475,000/- will feature stylish living spaces that seamlessly blends comfort and function. The spacious homes, will range in net area from 433 to 1,355 sq.ft. in the apartment towers. Each tower will include world-class and ultramodern amenities like landscaped gardens with water feature, tennis & basketball court, health club, swimming pool, air-conditioned kid’s play area cum party hall, leisure deck and much more.

The launch of all Danube Properties’ projects so far have been in line with the Government’s ideology
of introducing more affordable housing in the residential development market. Realty projects
such as Dreamz by Danube and Glitz 1, 2 and 3 promises to be a boon to middle-income residents
struggling to cope with the surge in rents and real estate prices. The strengthening move towards
affordable housing will be seen to have far-reaching positive implications and is expected to bring a wide
range of benefits to the emirate, while driving further maturity in the market.

To complement the overall offering, Danube Properties will also be proposing a flexible payment plan which allows buyers to pay only 1% per month after the initial down payment. The aim is to help mid-income group to realise their dream of owning a home in Dubai through an affordable payment plan without compromising on quality.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group shared, “Followed by the phenomenal success and 100% sell out of Glitz 1 & 2, Glitz 3 poses as a vibrant example of urban upscale community living that offers exceptional value across all aspects. Ideal for families and professionals, our project stands out for its high standard of finishes and amenities. We are confident the new project will set another benchmark of excellence for Danube.”
Earlier this year, Danube successfully sold out all the units of its first two residential towers Glitz 1 and 2, comprising a total of 300 units. “We are delighted with the great response that the first sales event for Glitz 1 and 2 residential units had generated, firmly consolidating our pioneering status in the industry. Due to limited inventory, a lot of the potential buyers have been patiently waiting for this launch. Like the previous projects, the response for Glitz 3 on the first day of the sales launch has been overwhelming with phase 1 and phase 2 of the property being sold out.
Danube has always been known to work tirelessly to provide the highest quality and services possible and the launch of our fourth project in under a year will be a further realisation of that vision”, Mr. Sajan, added.

MR. ADEL SAJAN OF DANUBE HOME WINS “YOUNG ACHIEVERS AWARD IN BUSINESS CATEGORY”

ITP Publishing’s Ahlan Masala Awards 2014 conferred Mr. Adel Sajan with the Award for ‘Young Achiever in Business Category’. Every year, the awards honour UAE’s and Bollywood’s finest achievers. The winners are decided on the basis of votes from the public – in addition to a panel of judges that screens and evaluates each nominee’s achievements – and the person with the highest amount of votes is declared the winner.
The Award is further proof to the leadership and success of Mr Adel Sajan. The young and charismatic,
Director he has developed an exceptionally analytical and pragmatic mind. He has been one of the
key drivers of Danube’s growth since 2009 and one of the main visionaries behind the concept and
establishment of Danube Buildmart, now known as Danube Home. Adel has also shepherded the success of ‘Cha Cha Chai’ – aptly branded as the ‘Best Tea in Town’.
Having inherited the Midas Touch from his father, Mr. Rizwan Sajan, our Founder and Chairman; Adel
Sajan’s commitment to leadership has ensured the continuous success of the organization. We wish him
all the very best in all his future endeavours.

DANUBE’S AMBITIOUS GLOBAL AND LOCAL GROWTH PLANS

The path to enhanced success for Danube continues in full swing. The New Year has begun
with Danube unveiling the start of its ambitious global and local growth plans. To begin, this January, Danube Home launched its first Mega Store in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
– a 250,000 sq.ft. showroom at Riyadh. Located on the retail hub of King Abdulla Road, the
showroom includes a modern logistics support of more than 200,000 sq.ft. With this mega
launch, Danube has brought unrivalled quality and innovative products to the home furnishings
industry in Saudi Arabia.

Commenting on the launch, Mr Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman said “This happens to be out largest showroom in the Kingdom, and reflects our continued growth and expansion
of our businesses in the region”. The showroom includes many innovative products – including
the free 3D Interior Designing Service – the most unique concept of its kind. With products
handpicked from leading countries in Europe and Asia, Danube Home’s offerings are the best fit for
the quality lifestyle of Saudi Arabia.

The second launch from Danube Home aims at gaining a foothold in India, one of the world’s
fastest growing markets. We have opened a showroom in Pune, Maharashtra which targets
architects, interior designers and builders. Spread across 4,500 sq.ft. and stocking the entire range
of Danube’s luxury products, this move is strategic and timely.
Continuing with the journey of expansion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Danube also opened
its new showroom in Takkasussi, Riyadh. It is our first Milano Branded showroom in the Middle
East. Spread across 600 sq.mtrs. the showroom stocks the latest and best luxury products from
the Milano brand.

All in all, the future looks bright with many new dawns of growth beckoning.

INVESTOR’S YET AGAIN IMPRESSED BY THE SECOND REALTY VENTURE GLITZ BY DANUBE

Danube Properties, the real estate arm of Danube Group, announced the launch of its second project ‘Glitz by Danube’. The latest venture is the second undertaking by the brand in the region within a year.

Danube Properties, the real estate arm of Danube Group, announced the launch of its second project ‘Glitz by Danube’. The latest venture is the second undertaking by the brand in the region within a year.

The latest project will be constructed at the prime location of Dubai Studio City offering consumers spectacular views of Dubai’s cityscape. The cluster of apartment buildings will redefine urban lifestyles with 300 luxury apartments available in a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments close to the proposed Village Centre.

The very first day of the sales launch for Glitz, saw all the apartments sold out within the first 2 hours of sale with constant requests coming in. Making this sale more attractive was the payment plan being offered by Danube to long-term investors and end-users, which requires the buyer to pay 10% down payment followed by 15% in 60 days. The balance amount is paid in 75 equal monthly installments of only 1% each. Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, commented, “We are very pleased with today’s response to our second project and it has further cemented our reputation as a developer of people’s choice.

Danube Properties was launched to make available luxury homes at affordable prices in the market and we have successfully managed to do so with both our projects.”

Danube Group Launches 5th Showroom In Barka, Oman

Danube Group is going strong with its expansion plans for the year 2014. With plenty of projects in the pipeline for the Group, the leading construction and home interior company in the region announced the opening of its new showroom in the Sultanate of Oman. The newly opened showroom is located at Barka with a retail space of 16,000 sq.ft. The strategic location of the new facility combined with a comprehensive product portfolio of essential building materials gives us the opportunity to reach out to new target customers. This move is a part of our continuing efforts to consolidate our presence in the Middle East’s thriving construction industry.

Danube Makes An Ambitious Entry Into Dubai’s Realty Market

Danube recently made a spectacular foray into the real estate market in Dubai with its new venture ‘Danube Properties’. At a press conference organized at the Grand Hyatt, Danube Properties announced its plan of making a gallant entry into the property market, & declared legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as its Brand Ambassador. The company also took the opportunity to unveil its first residential project ‘Dreamz by Danube’, which Mr. Gavaskar inaugurated at the event.

The venture into Dubai’s booming realty market, in the form of establishing Danube Properties is the brainchild of Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder & Chairman of Danube Group, who after thorough research & careful planning with his team, combined with his personal entrepreneurial acumen, decided to take the step this direction. Speaking to distinguished guests & the media at the event, Mr. Sajan said, “We are proud of Danube’s progress over the last 20 years & it is heart-warming to see the brand celebrate yet another milestone.”

‘Dreamz by Danube’ is a premium residential project being constructed in Al Furjan area of Dubai. Expected to be completed by 2016, the massive project will comprise of 171 attractive town houses. The project is conveniently located at a distance of 10 minutes from the Ibn Battuta Mall. Beginning from an affordable price of Dhs 2.5 million, the 3 and 4 bedroom town houses will be an awe-inspiring blend of contemporary architecture and innovative designs.

With the entry of Danube Properties as a strong player in the market, the healthy competition will not only intensify,but will also go a long way in reducing monopoly of the bigger builders and boost fair pricing and quality service. Speaking highly of Danube’s new venture and project, Mr. Gavaskar said, “A thorough market study, current opportunities along with understanding of the Group’s strengths were behind the new strategy. We are confident that this strategy in addition to their respect and position in the market will give Danube the flexibility to take advantage of the market opportunities, while maintaining its focus on being a leading provider of building materials and home interior products across the region.”
The press conference was followed by an official sale of the project where, over 2,000 prospective buyers
registered for the sales event, with units offered on first-come-first-serve basis. All of the 171 townhouses
within ‘Dreamz by Danube’ project were sold out within 3 hours on the first day of the commercial
launch.
“This is our first project and the sell-out of all of the 171 townhouses reflect investor confidence in
Danube Properties as well as the real estate market in Dubai,” said Chairman of Danube Group and Danube Properties, Mr. Rizwan Sajan. “This end-user and investor endorsement will encourage us to carry out our construction works and deliver the project in a timely manner to our valued customers by 2016 and  also launch many such projects in the coming years,” Sajan said.

Mr. Rizwan Sajan of Danube Group Honoured at Forbes Middle East for the Second Consecutive Year

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 21st 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.

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 second 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. Sajan has
won numerous accolades in the past including the Dubai Quality Award and the Mohammed Bin Rashid
Al Maktoum Business Award. 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 Buildmart Re-launched As Danube Home

Danube, the leader in construction and home interiors announced Indian actress and former Miss India, Juhi Chawla, as their new brand ambassador at a glittering ceremony held at The Oberoi on March 1, 2014. As a part of the launch campaign, the stunning actress also unveiled the new logo of Danube Buildmart now known as Danube Home which will offer soft furnishing in addition to the hard fixtures offered by the brand.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rizwan Sajan said, “It gives us immense pleasure to welcome Juhi to the Danube family. In much the same manner that she has been a trailblazer, Danube has been consolidating and expanding its presence in the GCC and MENA regions, by constantly introducing a range of trendsetting products and back-up services in these markets. Juhi’s commitment to excellence over the years resonates with the brand values of Danube. It is a privilege for us to share a partnership with this great achiever, and through this alliance, we hope to build a strong brand connect with our
customers, especially women,” he added.
Also speaking on the occasion, Ms. Chawla said, “Danube is a brand I can easily relate to. I believe we both share an innate habit of setting trends, a trait that is embodied in Danube’s mind-boggling range of stylised products as much as in their rapid expansion across continents, which itself stands testimony to their world-class quality.”
Adel Sajan, Director, Danube Home, had this to say on the occasion, “We could not have had a better choice for Danube Home’s new Brand Ambassador than the versatile Juhi Chawla, It is her ingenuity that has been the reason for her astonishing run, much like Danube Home’s versatile range of innovative
products that have resulted in our company achieving one milestone after the other. I’m sure our association with Juhi would see Danube Home scale greater heights in the days and months to come.”
As Danube Home’s brand ambassador, Chawla will exclusively partner the company in promoting their products and services through advertisements, events and personal appearances.

Danube Honoured at Mohamed Bin Saud Award For SME Enterprises 2013

Buildmart RAK, Danube’s state-of-the-art retail complex in Ras Al Khaimah was awarded for the “Best Trading Enterprise” category of the H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Saud Award for SME Enterprises 2013.

The prestigious award was presented to Danube Group’s Managing Director, Mr. Anis Sajan at a glittering award ceremony. The event was graced by H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Humaid Bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAK Ruler’s office, H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Kayed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development in Ras Al Khaimah, Mr. Ahmed Obaid Al H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Humaid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi Chairman of RAK Ruler’s office presenting the H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Saud Award For Small and Medium Economic Enterprises to Mr. Anis Sajan, Managing Director & Mr. Thamimul Hussain, Group General Manager – Danube Building Materials FZCO Mr. Anis Sajan With the RAK Buildmart Team at the Award Ceremony Tunaiji, DED’s Acting General Director and the committee members of the Award.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anis Sajan, Danube Group’s Managing Director, said, “I would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah who patronised the setting up of this award and the Department of Economic Development in Ras Al Khaimah for their role in catalysing and boosting the role of the Small and Medium Enterprises in the Manufacturing, Trading and Services sectors in Ras Al Khaimah. This award for Buildmart comes as a result of consistent team effort on the part of everyone at our Ras Al Khaimah retail showroom. They have contributed in full measure to honouring Danube’s commitment to our customers of meeting all their material needs – from the most basic to the most complex, while ensuring easy and convenient access to our products.”
The awards were presented across varied categories including; Best Manufacturing Enterprises, Best Trading Enterprises, Best Services Enterprises, in addition to Saud Bin Saqr Program for Young Business Leaders.