Category: News & Events

Danube Pioneers Test Series in the UAE Danube

Danube has taken the initiative of introducing Test Series Cricket in the UAE, the first of its kind in the country. The series, initiated by Mr. Anis Sajan, was held on the ICC Global Cricket Academy grounds. This series will provide an opportunity for young cricketers from UAE to be more familiar with the T20 format to improve on their endurance. Since, the UAE team has qualified for the 2015 World Cup. There is an immense support for the test series from the UAE government. Therefore, this two day Test Series will be a challenge that the cricketers will have to face and conquer.

Danube Group Launches Three Showrooms in Saudi Arabia

The Expo 2020 is trickling its positive implications not only in the UAE, but also across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In lieu of the same, Danube, the leading construction and home interior company in the UAE announced the opening of 3 new showrooms in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) reflecting the buoyant construction  and building material industry in the GCC and MENA region.

The newly opened showrooms in KSA are located at Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam. The North Jeddah showroom’s area is 6,000 sq. meters and mainly stocks Rebar, Plywood, Ceramic Tiles and Sanitary Fittings. The showroom at Exit B5 on King Abdul Aziz Street in Riyadh is 3,000 sq. meters in area, and its products in focus are similar to the ones offered at the Jeddah showroom. In addition to these products, the showroom in Khudriya at Dammam spread across 6,000 sq. meters also stocks Timber and MDF. “The construction sector in Saudi Arabia and in other countries of the region is witnessing a rapid development, implying that the region has a huge potential for big investment.
In general, most of the countries in the GCC and the MENA region are growing, indicating healthy business outcomes,” commented Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder & Chairman of Danube Group while making
the announcement.

Danube has grown from a small trading firm to one of the largest building materials company in the region. Today the company has its presence across UAE, Bahrain, Muscat, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kenya, Libya, India and China.

Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Keynote Speaker at the Global Business Series

Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Chairman and Founder, of the Danube Group has been interviewed in the feature article of Intelligent SME. The awe inspiring article provides an in-depth understanding of the Chairman’s core values which he has cultivated & nourished within the Group. The article talks about his struggles and how he laid the foundation for the Danube Group and build his empire. Mr. Rizwan was also invited to address the Global Business Series as the keynote speaker on the 23rd of October 2013. This conclave where the best business minds of the UAE come together to impart knowledge, interact with
each other and share their experiences is a platform where the attendees can gain inspiration, knowledge of best practices and a multitude of ideas.

Danube Buildmart Signs Juhi Chawla as Brand Ambassador

Danube Buildmart is proud to announce that Bollywood actress, Ms. Juhi Chawla has been signed on as the Brand Ambassador. She emanates grace, poise and beauty; attributes that all the collections at Danube Buildmart portray. Danube Buildmart will also be producing a new television commercial in which Ms. Chawla will be featured.

Share Best Practice Conference and Exhibition 2013

Danube Group was the silver sponsor of Share Best Practice Conference and Exhibition
2013 organized by the Dubai Quality Group on the 29th of September 2013. The conference was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum (Chairman, Dubai Airports;
President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman and CEO, Emirates Group and patron, Dubai Quality Group). The conference was intended as a platform to understand and share the best practices employed by the winners of the Dubai Quality Award, Dubai Human Development Award
and Dubai Service Excellence Scheme. Mr. Akhil Jain, Finance Head of the Danube Group was presented with a token of appreciation at the conference.

Danube Group Launches 7th Showroom in Jubail, KSA

The construction sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has maintained positive growth as a result of extensive investment in the construction industry.
The construction industry in the Kingdom is driven by various factors. One of the major
drivers is the annual Hajj pilgrimage. More than half a million pilgrims visit the holy city
of Mecca every year leading to an increase in transport and accommodation requirements.
Housing demand is another key driver of the Kingdom’s growth. The construction of
a quarter million units is already underway.

This rapid expansion has fueled great interest in the Saudi Arabian market from foreign
investors and construction giants.

Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder & Chairman, of Danube Group and other company officials at the inaugural ceremony To meet the rising demand for premium building materials, Danube Group opened its 7th showroom in Jubail. The showroom was inaugurated by Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder & Chairman of the Danube Group, and other officials from the senior management.
The strategic location of the new facility combined with our comprehensive product portfolio of essential building materialsgives us the opportunity to reach out to new target customers. The move is also part of our continuing efforts to consolidate our presence in the Middle East’s thriving construction industry.

Danube Diplomats Cup 2013

Sports diplomacy has emerged as an integral part in building and strengthening the ambassadorial relationship between various nations. In line with the same, Danube Group, hosted a Diplomat’s Meet on
8th March 2013 at Indoor Turf Insportz, Al Quoz, UAE.
The Diplomat’s Cup was the union of eight embassies into one, featuring India, Pakistan, Bangladesh,
Sri Lanka, England, Australia, Afghanistan and South Africa.The meet featured diplomats, ambassadors,
officials and staff from various embassies who enjoyed a fun-filled day of networking, international
culture, sumptuous food, and tons of high-end prizes and goodies. The main objective of the event was to bring the various expat communities closer to each other and
promote peace and harmony.

Seeing the huge response for the first Danube Diplomat’s Cup, Mr. Anis Sajan Managing Director of
Danube Group announced that this would be an annual event and thanked all the Consuls for their
participation. Mr. Anis Sajan who initiated the first Danube Diplomat’s Cup further added that the event
is a unique way to extend support to various expat groups and bring them closer to their country of origin.

Danube Group Reinforces its Presence in Saudi Arabia with a Brand New Facility in Mecca

Danube Group, the leading construction and home interior company in the UAE, recently
announced the official opening of its new showroom in Mecca. The showroom was inaugurated by Eng. Ali Al Shahri, on behalf of Dr. Osama Fadl Al Bar Head of Baladiya, Mecca Region in the presence of Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder & Chairman of Danube Group and other officials from the management.

Located on the main high way of Mecca-Taif, Al Saraya Street, the new facility of the Danube Group is spread across 30,000 square feet with an independent warehouse and a well-designed showroom. With the launch of the new facility in Mecca, the customers will now be able to view the extensive range of products in a convenient location. This new showroom is in addition to the 2 already existing Danube showrooms which are located at Bawadi in Jeddah.

Mr. Rizwan Sajan of Danube Group Honoured at Forbes Middle East

Applauding the success of exceptional Indian personalities, Forbes Middle East honoured Mr. Rizwan Sajan of Danube Group, by ranking him no. 7 among the Top 100 Indian Leaders in the UAE at a gala award ceremony held on the 25th of June, 2013 at The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay. The list included 75 top businessman and 25 top CEOs and CFOs working for large corporations. These rankings are based on the information collated for some of the most influential Indian business leaders residing or operating in the Emirates. The awards evening was an inspirational gathering, stirring entrepreneurs to aspire to brilliance and expand their horizons by collaborating with the best in the region.