Danube Group Onboards Dubai Media Inc. as Their Official Media Partner

Danube Group, one of the Middle East’s largest diversified conglomerates, announced its strategic collaboration with Dubai Media Inc (DMI). This partnership establishes Dubai Media Inc. as the official media partner for Danube Group, marking a significant milestone in the Group’s communication and marketing strategy.

Danube Team attended Dubai media team at the Arab Media Forum (AMF), organized by The Dubai Press Club (DPC). AMF is the region’s largest media thought leadership event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The 22nd edition of AMF highlighted the crucial role of media in shaping the region’s future and fostering impactful dialogues.

During the visit, Rizwan Sajan, founder and Chairman of Danube Group, accompanied by Adel Sajan, Managing Director of the Group, met with Abdul Wahed Jumaa, CEO of Commercial Affairs and Partnership at Dubai Media Inc., and discussed the ways to enhance cooperation relations and exchange experiences between the two parties, and the possibilities of benefiting from the capabilities of Dubai Media.

Abdul Wahed Jumaa stressed Dubai Media’s inclination to consolidate its relations with various institutions in the public and private sectors. He said, “Dubai Media has extensive experience in all fields of media, which has made it one of the most prominent media institutions in the region.” He noted that the Danube Group is considered one of the most important investment entities in Dubai and the Emirates.

He said, “Danube Group’s adoption of Dubai as its headquarters reflects the emirate’s capabilities and investment environment that is attractive to businessmen and investors, and strengthening partnership relations with it supports Dubai Media’s directions aimed at promoting growth, innovation and excellence, and building bridges of communication with the leading institutions in the country and benefiting from their experiences.” “Highlighting Dubai’s position as a global economic and media capital.”

  • Strengthening Media Presence

The partnership with DMI, a premier entity renowned for its excellence in media relations and communication strategies, will enhance Danube Group’s visibility and outreach across various platforms. “Dubai Media” is considered one of the most prominent leading media institutions in the Emirates and the Middle East region, and works through its various sectors and platforms to provide new and purposeful content that reflects the spirit of authenticity and innovation, and respects the social and cultural way of life in the Emirates and the countries of the region.

  • A Shared Vision for Growth

Danube Group and DMI share a vision of fostering growth, innovation, and excellence. By combining Danube Group’s market expertise and Dubai Media Inc.’s media proficiency, this collaboration is set to create compelling narratives that resonate with a broad audience.

“We are thrilled to partner with Dubai Media Inc. Their exceptional omni-channel media expertise aligns perfectly with our goals to enhance our presence and engage with our audience more effectively,” said Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group. “This partnership reflects our commitment to maintaining transparent communication with our partners and investors to excel in all our endeavors.”

  • Importance of Arabic Media and Dubai Press Club

The role of Arabic media is pivotal in connecting and informing communities across the region. The Dubai Press Club (DPC) has been instrumental in promoting excellence in journalism and fostering a dynamic media landscape. By hosting events like the Arab Media Forum, DPC facilitates the exchange of ideas and best practices, contributing significantly to the development of media in the Arab world. This partnership with DMI at such a prestigious event underscores the importance of robust media collaborations in driving narratives that support regional growth and innovation.

Rizwan Sajan expressed his happiness in cooperating with Dubai Media. He said, “Dubai Media has extensive experience that is consistent with the objectives of the Danube Group aimed at strengthening its presence in the local and regional market, and expanding the scope of interaction with society, which is what we look forward to through our relationship with the organization to benefit from the range of opportunities and solutions it provides with high quality and competitiveness.” In addition to expanding the possibility of exchanging ideas and experiences in many fields, especially in the real estate, construction, retail trade, and other sectors, in which we have great experience, through which we can highlight the nature of Dubai’s attractive investment environment.”

  • Danube Group’s Diverse Portfolio

Danube Group is a Dubai-based diversified business conglomerate with interests in building materials, home décor, hospitality solutions, and real estate development. The Group stands tall with several verticals that include Danube Building Materials, Danube Properties, Danube Home, Danube Sports World, Alucopanel Middle East, Danube Hospitality Solutions, Starz Media (Filmfare), American Aesthetic Center, Casa Milano, and others. Danube Group employs more than 4,500 people across the GCC and India, representing 44 nationalities.

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Source: https://www.emirates247.com/business/economy-finance/danube-group-onboards-dubai-media-inc-as-their-official-media-partner-2024-06-04-1.732969

Dubai SME and Danube Group Sign Cooperation Agreement to Boost Market Opportunities and Foster Growth for Emirati-owned SMEs

Dubai SME, a subsidiary of the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, and Danube Group, a leading conglomerate in the Middle East, have signed a Cooperation Agreement to diversify the buyer base and expand market opportunities for Emirati-owned SMEs. This strategic alliance seamlessly aligns with the vision of His Highness, Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, and the goals of the ambitious Dubai Economic Agenda, D33 to further consolidate Dubai’s position as a leading global city for business and leisure.

The signing ceremony took place at Danube Properties Headquarters in Dubai, with Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, and H.E. Abdelbaset Mohammed Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME, in attendance.

H.E. Abdelbaset Mohammed Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME, commented: “This agreement with Danube Group is a testament to the unique model of public-private partnerships that define the success of the D33 Agenda, underpinned by the visionary leadership’s commitment to make Dubai the best city to visit, live and work in. It is a significant step towards expanding market opportunities for our SME members, paving the way for notable revenue growth and job creation. By connecting them with private sector buyers and streamlining the tendering process, we are also creating an environment that fosters competition and innovation. We deeply appreciate the continued support from prominent private sector groups like Danube, as we look to further strengthen our ongoing collaboration with stakeholders and partners.”

Rizwan Sajan, Founder of Danube Group, stated, “We are proud to partner with Dubai SME to support the growth and development of small and medium Emirati enterprises in Dubai. Dubai is a hub of opportunities and this agreement is a testament to our ongoing commitment to support and nurture the business community and contribute to the economic growth of Dubai. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank H.E. Abdelbaset Mohammed Al Janahi and their team.”

Expanding Market Opportunities

This strategic partnership aims to attract private sector buyers from various industries, offering Dubai SME-listed members and suppliers a broader range of tender opportunities. By including private sector buyers, the program opens new avenues for growth and business expansion, enhancing the market reach for Emirati SMEs and fostering economic development in Dubai.

Enhancing Competition

The agreement seeks to increase the number of buyers participating in the program, fostering healthy competition among the Members’ suppliers. This competitive environment will drive innovation, improve quality, and promote efficiency, ensuring that Dubai SME-listed members can deliver top-notch products and services to meet market demands.

Streamlining the Tendering Process

One of the key objectives of the collaboration is to streamline the tendering process for private-sector buyers. The program will simplify the process of posting tenders and evaluating supplier proposals, making it easier for private sector buyers to engage with Dubai SME members. Additionally, it will help SME members understand and comply with the unique requirements and standards of private sector buyers, facilitating smoother transactions and partnerships.

Fostering Partnerships and Collaborations

The partnership will also focus on fostering collaborations between Dubai SME members and private sector buyers. By facilitating networking opportunities, the program encourages the formation of long-term business associations, driving mutual growth and success. These partnerships are expected to lead to innovative solutions and sustainable business practices, benefiting the broader business ecosystem in Dubai.

By supporting Emirati SMEs through initiatives like this, Danube Group is helping to create a thriving business environment that fosters growth, innovation, and sustainability.

Source: https://www.businessnewse.com/2024/06/03/danube-group-and-dubai-sme-sign-cooperation-agreement-to-boost-market-opportunities-and-foster-growth-for-emirati-owned-smes/

Danube Properties hands over project Pearlz six months ahead of schedule

Danube Properties, the fastest-growing private real estate developer in the UAE, achieved a remarkable feat by delivering their project, Pearlz, six months ahead of schedule, which was launched in 2022. It has a built-up area of  480,179 sq. ft. and has 300 modern units—studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments—and retail outlets.

His Excellency Eng. Marwan bin Ghalita, Director General of Dubai Land Department inaugurated the open house alongwith Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, to hand over the units to the buyers.

“We are proud that we have successfully delivered yet another project ahead of schedule. Danube Properties highly values its commitments to its buyers and the delivery of Pearlz is a testament to that. We have already delivered numerous projects and we are proud to say that they were delivered well within time, if not ahead of schedule,” said Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, the parent company of Danube Properties.

“Danube Properties already enjoys the strong confidence and trust of residents, investors, and end-users and this was reflected in our projects being successfully sold out in record time. We believe that the new initiatives and business-friendly policies being adopted by the government will continue to support the local property market in the foreseeable future,” said Sajan.

Danube Properties has seen very strong interest from Bollywood and Indian television celebrities also who as many of them have Dubai as their second home due to regular commitments they have in Dubai.

Popularly known as Dubai’s 1% Man, Rizwan Sajan’s unique concept of the 1 percent payment plan has seen a tremendous response among local and foreign property buyers.

The developer has already successfully delivered numerous projects in Dubai, including Jewelz, Wavez, Elz, Lawnz, Bayz, Miraclz, Glamz, Starz, Glitz 1, Glitz 2, Glitz 3, and Dreamz.

Danube Properties’ latest project, Diamondz in the Heart of Dubai – JLT launched three weeks back. This is the second luxurious project of 2024. Diamondz will house Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s “Being Strong” gym equipment. Danube Properties has been known for creating delight for its customers via various associations and collaborations like this one.

“The Dubai property market has a long way to go. It is highly affordable and at the same, it offers one of the best returns on investment also both in terms of rentals and capital appreciation. With population outpacing supply in the market, the property market outlook for Dubai is highly optimistic and promising,” said Rizwan Sajan.

All apartments of Danube Properties are fully furnished and come with more than 40+ facilities and amenities that offer a great lifestyle in addition to health and lifestyle amenities including a health club, swimming pools, jogging track, sports arena, working space, business centre, meeting place, tennis court, barbecue area, jogging track, doctors on call among others.

Danube Properties also offers homeowners a 10-year Golden Visa – especially those who qualify as per the investment criteria – subject to government approval.

About Danube Properties

Danube Properties Dubai is a leading property developer in the UAE. With timely delivery and unparalleled quality, Danube Properties has become synonymous with owning a home in Dubai.

Danube Properties is a part of the Danube Group, which has been responsible for building the foundation of Dubai since 1993. Danube Properties made its foray into the real estate market in June 2014. Since then, it continued to expand its development portfolio by launching Glitz Residence 1, 2, 3, Starz, Glamz, Miraclz, Resortz, Bayz, Jewelz, Elz, Lawnz, Wavez, Olivz, Skyz, Pearlz, Gemz, Opalz, Petalz, Elitz 1, Viewz, Fashionz, Elitz 2, Elitz 3, and Oceanz, Eleganz, Sportz, Bayz101 and Diamondz.

The company has a development portfolio of 17,453 units, with a combined value exceeding Dh 20 billion. For additional information on Danube Properties, visit: www.danubeproperties.ae

 

Source: https://www.emirates247.com/business/real-estate/danube-properties-hands-over-project-pearlz-six-months-ahead-of-schedule-2024-05-25-1.732717

Danube Properties achieves early handover for Pearlz

Danube Properties, the fastest-growing private real estate developer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has delivered Pearlz project six months ahead of its schedule. The project, launched in 2022 and located in Al Furjan Dubai, has a built-up area of 4,80,179 sq-ft with 300 modern units and retail outlets.

Danube Properties handed over the units to buyers in an open house which was inaugurated by Eng. Marwan bin Ghalita, director general of Dubai Land Department along with Rizwan Sajan, founder and chairman of Danube Group.

Pearlz offers a host of unique features including doctor on call, kids daycare with a nanny on board, a smart office with a personal secretary, and an anti-current swimming pool, in addition to the regular amenities like tennis courts, play areas, and swimming pools.

Sajan said, “We have already delivered numerous projects and well within time, if not ahead of schedule.”

Rizwan Sajan, known as Dubai’s 1% Man, has introduced a 1% payment plan for Danube’s projects. This approach has garnered immense interest from both local and international property buyers. Notably, Bollywood stars and Indian television celebrities, drawn by their frequent visits and work engagements in Dubai, eagerly explore the opportunity to own a home through this unique payment plan.

All apartments of Danube Properties are fully furnished and come with more than 40+ facilities and amenities that offer a great lifestyle in addition to health and lifestyle amenities including a health club, swimming pools, jogging track, sports arena, working space, business centre, meeting place, tennis court, barbecue area, jogging track, doctors on call among others. Danube Properties also offers homeowners a 10-year Golden Visa – especially those who qualify as per the investment criteria – subject to government approval.

The developer has already successfully delivered numerous projects in Dubai including Jewelz, Wavez, Elz, Lawnz, Bayz, Miraclz, Glamz, Starz, Glitz 1, Glitz 2, Glitz 3, and Dreamz.

Danube Properties’ latest project Diamondz in the heart of Dubai – JLT launched three weeks back. This is the second luxurious project of 2024. Diamondz will house Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s “Being Strong” gym equipment. Danube Properties has been known for creating delight for its customers via various associations and collaborations like this one.

 

Source: https://www.constructionweekonline.in/projects-tenders/danube-properties-achieves-early-handover-for-pearlz

Danube Properties launches Dh. 2.4 Billion project in JLT – Diamondz

Danube Properties, the fastest-growing private real estate developer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), becomes the first to launch a gym with Salman Khan’s ‘Being Strong Fitness Equipment’ range. Situated within its iconic 65-storeyed skyscraper named Diamondz at Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, UAE; the most awaited project will boast a total development value of Dh 2.4 billion along with a gym that is set to revolutionise the fitness experience for customers keen to enjoy a healthy lifestyle by following a quality fitness regime.

Salman Khan’s Being Strong Fitness Equipment is meticulously designed, and this one-of-its-kind Danube gym is a part of Diamondz – the latest project by Danube Properties. The launch of Being Strong Equipment at Diamondz was attended by Salman Khan as the Chief Guest alongside other key dignitaries from the UAE.

Commenting on the remarkable launch, Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman, Danube Group shared, “With every project, we challenge ourselves to increase the facilities and amenities so that the home buyers get a better value for every square foot, or every penny spent – be it the introduction of a doctor/ nanny on call or extra space for work from home to maintain perfect work-life balance. Keeping in mind the need of the hour for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and workout with a correct set of equipment, we are delighted to have associated with Salman Khan’s Being Strong Equipment for its first-ever gym in our most luxurious project-Diamondz.”

Bollywood star Salman Khan who enjoys a fan following of billions globally added, “I am personally very happy to launch the first gym in Dubai with Being Strong equipment at the Diamondz by Danube project. This explains the importance of quality workout and a healthy lifestyle. Our state-of-the-art range of equipment will bring out the importance of quality and modern fitness in the fast-moving life of Dubai.”

Workouts and a healthy lifestyle are becoming integral parts of everyone’s life. Hence, real estate developers must consider this aspect in addition to the other facilities they provide. Danube Properties is the first to realise this and is moving forward by associating with Being Strong. Danube Properties understands that being healthy is essential. This isn’t just another gym that many developers provide as it offers top-of-the-class gym equipment and facilities for the residents.

Diamondz is Danube Properties’ 15th project launched in the last 24 months – reinforcing the developer’s reputation as the fastest-growing real estate leader in the region.

Danube Properties maintains a policy of launching one project at a time, selling out, put it under tendering and construction, before launching the next project. This helps the developer to focus on all aspects of the development cycle – launch, sell-out, collect down-payment, appoint a contractor, and deliver on time to happy customers.

“This policy has helped us to focus on the development of each project and ensure timely delivery of each project – so that the customers remain happy,” Rizwan Sajan said. “With our 1 percent payment plan, home buyers usually receive the keys after paying around 60 percent of the project and keep on paying the balance 40 percent in 40 monthly instalments – making home acquisition less painful – and increasing Return on Investment.

Owing to this policy, Danube Properties is known for the timely delivery of their projects. Currently, Opalz by Danube is at the handover stage, and Pearlz, Gemz, and Petalz, projects are running ahead of schedule by 8 months, 6 months, and 5 months respectively.

Apartments in Diamondz starting at Dh 1.1 million will be fully furnished and will come with more than 40+ facilities and amenities that offer a great lifestyle in addition to health and lifestyle amenities including a health club, swimming pools, jogging track, sports arena, working space, business centre, meeting place, tennis court, barbecue area, jogging track, doctors on call including a gym with Being Strong fitness equipment by Salman Khan exclusively for residents which otherwise is a paid for facility.

Earlier this year, Danube Properties launched Bayz101, the tallest tower under the portfolio. And are back with Diamondz within just three months. The launch of Diamondz comes a few weeks after the sell-out of Bayz101 within two months of its launch. This reflects the vibrancy of Dubai’s real estate market where demand continues to outpace supply, encouraging us to launch projects in quick succession. Danube Properties offers homeowners a 10-year Golden Visa – especially those who qualify as per the investment criteria – subject to government approval.

Moreover, this association with Being Strong marks a significant step. There’s nothing short of perfection than partnering with Being Strong, a leading gym equipment provider. Hence, the launch of Salman Khan’s Being Strong fitness range at Danube Properties’ Diamondz project marks a significant milestone in the evolution of fitness amenities within luxury real estate developments.

 

Source: https://cbhtimes.com/2024/04/21/danube-properties-launches-salman-khans-being-strong-fitness-equipment-in-their-latest-project-diamondz-in-jlt-dubai/

 

Rizwan Sajan Invites Kamiya For An Iftar Meal At His Mansion In Dubai For Sunday Brunch

From humble beginnings – selling milk on the streets of Mumbai to becoming a prominent Real Estate Tycoon in Dubai, Danube Group Dubai’s Chairman, Mr. Rizwan Sajan’s journey is a true testament to the power of hard work and determination. Join CurlyTales Editor-in-Chief Kamiya Jani as she shares an exclusive glimpse into Mr. Rizwan’s remarkable story during an intimate Iftar Meal at his opulent mansion in Emirates Hills in Dubai.

 

During the meal, Mr. Rizwan generously shares some of his favorite dishes, each with its own unique story. Kamiya and Mr. Rizwan also take a tour of the lavish estate, reminiscing about childhood memories, discussing the challenges they faced, and celebrating the inspirational stories and achievements that have made Mr. Rizwan Sajan a respected role model in the Middle East.

 

 

Danube Group opens new majestic mosque in Dubai Studio City

Dubai’s well-diversified Danube Group opened a new mosque in Dubai Studio City on Friday.
Designed in modern and state-of-the-art architecture, the mosque was inaugurated in the presence of Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder, and Chairman of Danube Group, at a ceremony that was attended by key people from the Government of Dubai, residents from across different cultures, and media personnel.

Anis Sajan, Vice Chairman of Danube Group; Adel Sajan, Managing Director at Danube Group; Azhar Sajan, Director of Casa Milano; Sahil Sajan, Director of Milano and other senior officials attended the opening ceremony and also offered prayers along with hundreds of worshippers at the newly-opened mosque – Danube Mosque for Askerali Sajan.

Located in Al Hebiah Second near Glitz by the Danube in Dubai Studio City, the mosque has been named after Mr. Rizwan Sajan’s late father Askerali Sajan and it was inaugurated by his mother Gulbanu Askerali Sajan.

“We all owe a lot to our parents. And this mosque is a small effort to reward our beloved father and mother who have always been a guide and support for us. We request attendees to always remember them in their prayers and pray for my father’s soul and good health for my mother,” Rizwan Sajan said after the inauguration of the mosque.

Following the opening, hundreds of worshippers – both men and women – offered Taraweeh prayers and prayed to Almighty God to accept the efforts and prayers of the Sajan family and bless the worshippers.

Spread over 3,445 square meters, the mosque can accommodate more than 750 men and women worshippers, providing an opportunity to thousands of residents around the fast-growing Dubai Studio City and areas in its vicinity to offer prayers five times a day. The mosque has also dedicated parking for around 50 vehicles for the worshippers coming for prayers.

The contract to build the Danube Mosque for Askerali Sajan was awarded to Prestige Construction LLC., which has already completed numerous commercial, retail, residential, educational, and healthcare infrastructure projects in the UAE.

“We are very pleased that the mosque has been delivered in time as promised by the contractor. We wanted to open it in the holy month of Ramadan and are excited that the mosque has been opened on the 27th of Ramadan – one of the most auspicious days of the holy month. Let’s all pray and seek the blessings of the Almighty in this most-awaited month of the Hijri calendar. May Almighty allow us to do much more deeds,” Rizwan Sajan said.

The Group has also been contributing to numerous charity initiatives launched by the government. Earlier in March this year, the Danube Group announced an AED 10 million contribution to the Mothers’ Endowment Campaign. Earlier, it also contributed to the ‘1 Billion Meals Endowment’ fund in 2023, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), and numerous others.

 

Source: https://www.propertybnews.com/?p=2508

Honouring mothers by establishing an educational endowment fund: Danube Group contributes Dh10 million to Mothers’ Endowment campaign

Danube Group announced a contribution of Dh10 million to the Mothers’ Endowment campaign, joining the growing list of contributes to the campaign, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The campaign is aimed to honour mothers by establishing a Dh1 billion endowment fund to support the education of millions around the world in a sustainable manner.

Danube’s contribution is part of a significant response to the campaign, which coincided with the holy month of Ramadan, as individuals, businesses, businessmen and institutions continue to support the campaign and highlight the culture of giving and generosity, deeply rooted in the UAE community.

Expressing devotion

Rizwan Sajan, founder and chairman of Danube Group, said: “The Mothers’ Endowment campaign is aimed at supporting and empowering mothers in the UAE. Their unwavering dedication, and sacrifices shape the very fabric of society. Through this initiative, we not only honour their boundless contributions but also pave the way for a brighter future. This new addition to the initiative by Sheikh Mohammed during this month of Ramadan is a message of devotion to, and appreciation of mothers, while at the same time responding to the pressing needs of in underprivileged communities around the world, where challenging conditions prevent adequate access to education.”

“We are honoured to be part of this campaign, as well as previous charity and humanitarian campaigns launched under the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. Contributing to this campaign is particularly significant as it represents the pillars of the society, women, and mothers, acknowledging their strength and selfless giving,” he added.

Honouring parents

The Mothers’ Endowment campaign aims to promote the values of honouring parents, kindness, compassion, and solidarity among members of the community, while solidifying the UAE’s humanitarian role by establishing a sustainable endowment that provides education that empowers underprivileged individuals and helps them drive sustainable development in their communities.

Proceeds of the campaign will go towards education projects supporting the education of millions around the world, by providing them with the tools and skills that help them lead independent, dignified lives. Projects under this campaign will be carried out in partnership with humanitarian organisations.

The Mothers’ Endowment campaign builds upon the success of previous humanitarian campaigns launched by Sheikh Mohammed in Ramadan and extends the UAE’s approach to charity and humanitarian efforts, based on structured teamwork, long-term planning, and sustainable benefits.

Donation channels

The Mothers’ Endowment campaign welcomes donations and contributions to the endowment fund from institutions and individuals across six main channels including the campaign’s website (Mothersfund.ae), as well as a dedicated call center via the toll-free number (800 9999). Donations are also possible via bank transfers in the UAE dirham to the campaign bank account number with Emirates Islamic Bank (AE790340003708472909201). Donations via SMS are possible by sending the word “Mother” to the following numbers (1034, 1035, 1036, 1038) for Etisalat by e& users. Other possible platforms for donating to the campaign are the DubaiNow app by clicking the “Donations” tab, and Dubai’s community contributions platform Jood (Jood.ae).

Source: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-network/honoring-mothers-by-establishing-an-educational-endowment-fund-danube-group-contributes-dh10-millio

MAHABIZ Convention: Bridging Continents for Business Beyond Borders in Dubai

Dubai: The Gulf Maharashtra Business Forum Global (GMBF) recently concluded 7th edition of its highly anticipated two-day convention, MAHABIZ 2024, with a resounding focus on the theme ‘Connect, Expand, and Grow.’

The culmination of MAHABIZ 2024 in Dubai marked a significant milestone for GMBF, as it brought together a diverse array of prominent figures, including local and global leaders, ministers, and politicians. The convention’s theme shed light on the potential of startups in the Middle East. It also explored lucrative business opportunities in African nations.

On the first day of the event, they featured an insightful panel discussion led by startup experts Deepak Ahuja, Sonali Goila, Mann Midha, and Nilmani Gautam. These experts delved into the intricacies of navigating the GCC startup landscape, offering a comprehensive overview of the region’s opportunities and challenges. Their consensus was clear: the Middle East is fertile ground for startups to thrive.

International delegates from countries such as Japan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, UAE, South Africa, and Cango shared their valuable insights on various sectors, including green energy, crypto, and mining. Dr Nitin Seth, Vice Chairman of G.D. Foods from India, added significant value to the convention.

Rajesh Agarwal, the chairman of RKG group, took a moment to underscore the essence of GMBF. Describing it as a 16-year-old organisation boasting over 500 members, Agarwal emphasised the forum’s unique familial approach and its commitment to a problem-solving ethos. GMBF, according to Agarwal, stands as a solution-oriented organisation, reflecting its core philosophy.

The second day of MAHABIZ 2024 witnessed a compelling address by Nitin Gadkari, the Indian Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways. Gadkari unveiled India’s ambitious roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2070, showcasing the nation’s commitment to sustainable development. The gathering served as a platform for global leaders and innovators to engage in discussions surrounding sustainable development and the forging of economic partnerships.

As the Chief Guest, Sheikha Jawaher Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa added a touch of royalty to the event. Minister Gadkari’s virtual discourse highlighted India’s remarkable renewable energy and sustainability strides. He emphasised groundbreaking solutions such as self-sustainable aviation fuel from biomass, bio-CNG production, and bamboo-based bioethanol refining. Gadkari stressed the pivotal role of technology, innovation, and international collaboration in realising India’s ambitious vision of carbon neutrality by 2070. He applauded India’s rapid adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy sources as critical drivers of sustainable progress.

The significance of Mumbai in India’s economic landscape was also underscored, acknowledging its role in attracting substantial domestic and international investments.

Satish Kumar Sivan, the Consul General of India, echoed Gadkari’s sentiments, emphasising the deep-rooted cultural ties between India and the UAE. He shed light on recent milestones in economic collaboration, including a notable surge in bilateral trade volume, reaching USD 85 billion in the last fiscal year. Sivan highlighted recent agreements, such as the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) and the Intergovernmental Framework Agreement on India’s Middle East Europe Economic Corridor, aimed to bolster economic integration and cooperation across diverse sectors.

A directory of all delegates’ contact details was launched by the GMBF Global Committee members team and made available to all delegates.

Dr Sunil Manjarekar, President of GMBF Global, mentioned that the global impact of MAHABIZ 2024 was evident in the diverse representation, with delegates from 22 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Japan, Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. He also mentioned that the convention witnessed the participation of more than 400 delegates on the first day and 800 delegates on the second day. During the MAHABIZ 2024, a substantial business of approx. USD 85 million was generated.

Dr Sunil said MAHABIZ 2024’s success lies in its commitment to fostering connections, facilitating expansion, and promoting growth. He also thanked the organising team, who worked relentlessly to make this event a success.

The event catalysed meaningful discussions and collaborations, paving the way for a brighter future in business and economic development.

Source:https://www.maagulf.com/view/87139/featurednews/mahabiz-convention-bridging-continents-for-business-beyond-borders-in-dubai

Rizwan Sajan: From Dubai’s 1% Man to 101 levels

Rizwan Sajan, the founder and chairman of Danube Group, is famous for being the “1 per cent man in Dubai”, but he’s reaching fresh heights with his company’s latest tower project

Going from the slums of Mumbai to the heights of Dubai is a rags-to-riches story that belongs to none other than Rizwan Sajan, also known as the 1 per cent Man.

Sajan’s business initially focused on building materials, then home retail and today the UAE skyline is dotted with his company’s residential towers.

Some Dubai residents may even refer to him as the emirate’s own ‘rocket man’ as his charismatic approach to marketing has helped him in becoming a household name.

“I have been a strong believer of marketing. Starting from the early days of Danube Group, we’ve been using various marketing strategies to create an impact. Even with limited funds in the 1990s, we successfully marketed our brand. What we did was very interesting — we utilised small trucks and branded their tyres. It was visible and strong. It also gained popularity very quickly, making Danube Building Materials visible everywhere,” Sajan tells Gulf Business.

“Marketing is the most effective way to boost brand visibility and sales, especially in Dubai. Nowadays, social media stands out as the best owned marketing tool. Currently, we’re putting in our best foot forward to promote Danube Properties and we’ve been trying multiple mediums and platforms. You name it, we’ve done it. Danube Properties is reaching new heights, quite literally, every day,” says Sajan.

And Sajan has, literally, gone from a disruptor in the real estate market in 2014 in Dubai to launching what will be one of Business Bay’s most iconic towers: Bayz 101.

Scheduled to be completed in 2028, the 101-level residential building will be situated within just a two minutes’ walk of the Business Bay Metro Station.

It promises to have spectacular views of the iconic Burj Khalifa. And naturally, buyers can purchase units via Danube’s 1% plan.

As per this plan, buyers pay a 20 per cent down payment at the time of booking, and then they can pay the remaining 80 per cent in monthly instalments of 1 per cent.

A visit to Danube’s office along Sheikh Zayed Road, makes one realise how popular this plan is. Packed with buyers, Danube’s offices are a constant hive of activity and a miniature of the Bayz 101 building sits gleaming in the middle of the entrance to its building.

Buzzing around this are customers signing up to take up properties, whether it be in Dreamz, Jewelz or Wavez, among its already 13 completed projects. The company has another 15 ongoing projects in its pipeline.

“We have grown very fast as we have championed the affordable luxury properties for the last ten years and have managed to convert thousands of tenants to homeowners, who now enjoy living in the comfort of their own homes,” Sajan tells Gulf Business.

“To maintain our leadership in the affordable luxury segment, we have followed a strategy. First, we have launched one project at a time. Unless the project was sold out, we did not launch the next project. We have maintained this for the last ten years of our existence. This way, we managed the project development cycle – from project launch, sell-out, and contracting before moving on to the next project.

“Second, we have been a delivery-focused developer. Delivery is key to gaining buyer trust and the real estate business is about trust. Buyers put their life savings in a dream home. You can’t play around with it. We need to deliver it on time, so that the buyer can move in on time and save his rent to pay instalments.

“Third, we offer luxury properties – but at an affordable price. So, we don’t compromise on quality. In fact, we have been exceeding customer expectations – better amenities and facilities than what we had promised to customers,” Sajan notes.

Surging real estate growth
Dubai’s property market has been on a tear since the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“In 2023, we also witnessed rents skyrocketing and it will continue to do so in 2024. The Dubai real estate market will continue to grow in the next 2 years by at least 20-25% and this will inspire further confidence among property buyers,” Sajan tells Gulf Business.

Another major boon for the market has been a decision by UAE authorities to make it easier to attain a Golden Visa through property investment. Here, the country plans to scrap the Dhs1m property down-payment that was previously required for residents to qualify for the 10-year Golden Visa.

Instead, residents will soon be able to qualify for a Golden Visa if the property that they’ve bought is over Dhs2m in value.

Rizwan Sajan, the founder and chairman of Danube Group, is famous for being the “1 per cent man in Dubai”, but he’s reaching fresh heights with his company’s latest tower project

 

Going from the slums of Mumbai to the heights of Dubai is a rags-to-riches story that belongs to none other than Rizwan Sajan, also known as the 1 per cent Man.

Sajan’s business initially focused on building materials, then home retail and today the UAE skyline is dotted with his company’s residential towers.

Some Dubai residents may even refer to him as the emirate’s own ‘rocket man’ as his charismatic approach to marketing has helped him in becoming a household name.

“I have been a strong believer of marketing. Starting from the early days of Danube Group, we’ve been using various marketing strategies to create an impact. Even with limited funds in the 1990s, we successfully marketed our brand. What we did was very interesting — we utilised small trucks and branded their tyres. It was visible and strong. It also gained popularity very quickly, making Danube Building Materials visible everywhere,” Sajan tells Gulf Business.

“Marketing is the most effective way to boost brand visibility and sales, especially in Dubai. Nowadays, social media stands out as the best owned marketing tool. Currently, we’re putting in our best foot forward to promote Danube Properties and we’ve been trying multiple mediums and platforms. You name it, we’ve done it. Danube Properties is reaching new heights, quite literally, every day,” says Sajan.

And Sajan has, literally, gone from a disruptor in the real estate market in 2014 in Dubai to launching what will be one of Business Bay’s most iconic towers: Bayz 101.

Scheduled to be completed in 2028, the 101-level residential building will be situated within just a two minutes’ walk of the Business Bay Metro Station.

It promises to have spectacular views of the iconic Burj Khalifa. And naturally, buyers can purchase units via Danube’s 1% plan.

As per this plan, buyers pay a 20 per cent down payment at the time of booking, and then they can pay the remaining 80 per cent in monthly instalments of 1 per cent.

A visit to Danube’s office along Sheikh Zayed Road, makes one realise how popular this plan is. Packed with buyers, Danube’s offices are a constant hive of activity and a miniature of the Bayz 101 building sits gleaming in the middle of the entrance to its building.

Buzzing around this are customers signing up to take up properties, whether it be in Dreamz, Jewelz or Wavez, among its already 13 completed projects. The company has another 15 ongoing projects in its pipeline.

“We have grown very fast as we have championed the affordable luxury properties for the last ten years and have managed to convert thousands of tenants to homeowners, who now enjoy living in the comfort of their own homes,” Sajan tells Gulf Business.

“To maintain our leadership in the affordable luxury segment, we have followed a strategy. First, we have launched one project at a time. Unless the project was sold out, we did not launch the next project. We have maintained this for the last ten years of our existence. This way, we managed the project development cycle – from project launch, sell-out, and contracting before moving on to the next project.

“Second, we have been a delivery-focused developer. Delivery is key to gaining buyer trust and the real estate business is about trust. Buyers put their life savings in a dream home. You can’t play around with it. We need to deliver it on time, so that the buyer can move in on time and save his rent to pay instalments.

“Third, we offer luxury properties – but at an affordable price. So, we don’t compromise on quality. In fact, we have been exceeding customer expectations – better amenities and facilities than what we had promised to customers,” Sajan notes.

Surging real estate growth
Dubai’s property market has been on a tear since the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“In 2023, we also witnessed rents skyrocketing and it will continue to do so in 2024. The Dubai real estate market will continue to grow in the next 2 years by at least 20-25% and this will inspire further confidence among property buyers,” Sajan tells Gulf Business.

Another major boon for the market has been a decision by UAE authorities to make it easier to attain a Golden Visa through property investment. Here, the country plans to scrap the Dhs1m property down-payment that was previously required for residents to qualify for the 10-year Golden Visa.

Instead, residents will soon be able to qualify for a Golden Visa if the property that they’ve bought is over Dhs2m in value.

Interestingly, Sajan highlights how this marks a transition for the UAE market from being, traditionally, an environment where expats only stay for a few years to more long-term residency.

“We expect the Dubai real estate market will see sustained growth over the next five years as it has matured and is no longer a transitional market. Also, the emirate’s population will continue to increase in the coming years as new job opportunities will be created as well as more high-net-worth individuals will flock to the emirate to cash in on higher capital and rental returns. In addition, the government’s pro-business and pro-investor policies will continue to attract fresh capital into the real estate sector,” says Sajan.

Sajan and his team at Danube have also been around long enough to see many changes in the Dubai property market over the years.

This includes the makeup of buyers and renters in the emirate. Sajan proudly says that Danube Properties has catered to more than 112 nationalities and that his company remains committed to providing the highest level of services to clients from all over the world.

“Due to evolving geopolitical dynamics, Dubai has experienced a significant influx of individuals relocating from various global regions. Notably, in 2023; Indians, Russians, and British investors have emerged as the primary contributors to Dubai’s real estate market. Additionally, neighbouring countries such as Egypt, Lebanon, and Turkey are increasingly becoming assertive players in the Dubai property landscape, signifying a broader spectrum of international interest in the city’s real estate sector,’ says Sajan.

But Sajan goes on to highlight a particular nationality as emerging as a serious purchaser of properties.

“We, at Danube Properties, have seen a surge of interest and investments, especially from Russians in 2023. In the last 12 months, they have accounted for 22 per cent of our buyers. Dubai has built a strong reputation for stability, security, and luxury, and it has become a beacon of hope for those seeking a haven for their investments. However, Indians have always been our top investors, and in 2023 they made up 32 per cent of our customers in the UAE,” says Sajan.

What goes up in markets, though, often can come down. The financial crisis in late 2008 was an example of this. Following surging property prices in the likes of Dubai, the emirate was hit hard by company closures and job losses.

The real estate market would build up to recover again, only for the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 to put a damper once again on prices.

So, does this moment that we’re in now, represent a new real estate bubble? Not quite, says Sajan.

“No, there is no bubble,” says Sajan.

“In fact, if we go by the property rates across the major global cities around the world such as New York, Hong Kong, London, Paris, property prices in Dubai are undervalued by two to three times. Swiss bank UBS, in its latest Global Real Estate Bubble Index 2023, ranked the Dubai property market as ‘fairly valued’, which proves that there is no bubble. Keeping in mind population growth and supply of new residential units, in coming years we can safely say that the market will stay at a fair value and attractive for investors, offering very healthy returns,” he adds.

Interestingly, Sajan highlights how this marks a transition for the UAE market from being, traditionally, an environment where expats only stay for a few years to more long-term residency.

“We expect the Dubai real estate market will see sustained growth over the next five years as it has matured and is no longer a transitional market. Also, the emirate’s population will continue to increase in the coming years as new job opportunities will be created as well as more high-net-worth individuals will flock to the emirate to cash in on higher capital and rental returns. In addition, the government’s pro-business and pro-investor policies will continue to attract fresh capital into the real estate sector,” says Sajan.

Sajan and his team at Danube have also been around long enough to see many changes in the Dubai property market over the years.

This includes the makeup of buyers and renters in the emirate. Sajan proudly says that Danube Properties has catered to more than 112 nationalities and that his company remains committed to providing the highest level of services to clients from all over the world.

“Due to evolving geopolitical dynamics, Dubai has experienced a significant influx of individuals relocating from various global regions. Notably, in 2023; Indians, Russians, and British investors have emerged as the primary contributors to Dubai’s real estate market. Additionally, neighbouring countries such as Egypt, Lebanon, and Turkey are increasingly becoming assertive players in the Dubai property landscape, signifying a broader spectrum of international interest in the city’s real estate sector,’ says Sajan.

But Sajan goes on to highlight a particular nationality as emerging as a serious purchaser of properties.

“We, at Danube Properties, have seen a surge of interest and investments, especially from Russians in 2023. In the last 12 months, they have accounted for 22 per cent of our buyers. Dubai has built a strong reputation for stability, security, and luxury, and it has become a beacon of hope for those seeking a haven for their investments. However, Indians have always been our top investors, and in 2023 they made up 32 per cent of our customers in the UAE,” says Sajan.

What goes up in markets, though, often can come down. The financial crisis in late 2008 was an example of this. Following surging property prices in the likes of Dubai, the emirate was hit hard by company closures and job losses.

The real estate market would build up to recover again, only for the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 to put a damper once again on prices.

So, does this moment that we’re in now, represent a new real estate bubble? Not quite, says Sajan.

“No, there is no bubble,” says Sajan.

“In fact, if we go by the property rates across the major global cities around the world such as New York, Hong Kong, London, Paris, property prices in Dubai are undervalued by two to three times. Swiss bank UBS, in its latest Global Real Estate Bubble Index 2023, ranked the Dubai property market as ‘fairly valued’, which proves that there is no bubble. Keeping in mind population growth and supply of new residential units, in coming years we can safely say that the market will stay at a fair value and attractive for investors, offering very healthy returns,” he adds.

“Dubai remains a robust destination for global real estate investment due to various factors such as world-class infrastructure and a growth outlook. This growth can be attributed to the path-breaking policies adopted by the UAE government, which have had a positive impact on not only the real estate sector but also other sectors of the economy,” Sajan goes on to say.

To drive home his point further, Sajan further tells Gulf Business that other research houses have pointed to how Dubai remains a competitive market.

According to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2023, property prices in Dubai are still lower than London, Hong Kong, Geneva, and New York. For example, $1m can buy 105 square metres of prime property in Dubai as compared to 33 square metres in New York, 34 square metres in London and 37 square metres in Geneva.

Henley Private Wealth Migration also estimates that 4,500 millionaires relocated to Dubai in 2023, making it one of the top two most attractive destinations for high-net-worth individuals to migrate to. This comes after 5,000 millionaires relocated to Dubai in the previous year.

101 levels: Meet Bayz 101
Driving around Dubai these days, one will find a lot of advertising and marketing, along the sides of buses, billboards, and buildings about Danube’s latest pièce de résistance — the Dhs3bn Bayz 101.

Ground will be broken on the tower later this year, but it will ultimately become one of the tallest towers in Business Bay when it is completed in 2028.

Built on an area of 2.1 million square feet, Bayz101 will offer a diverse range of living spaces, including studio apartments, 1BHK, 2BHK, 3BHK, 4BHK, and retail options. From Dhs1.2m, buyers will be able to acquire studio units.

It will further offer 40 amenities ranging from a health club, swimming pool, jogging track, sports arena, workspace, business centre, tennis court, sky bar, and even doctors on call.

With Bayz 101, Danube is also offering its famous 1 per cent monthly payment plan, thereby ensuring that more residents are able to realise the dream of owning a home in one of the world’s premier locations.

“This project exemplifies Danube Properties’ commitment to delivering exceptional living spaces and redefining the standards of contemporary urban living,” says Sajan.

Community living
Township projects and communities have also been prominently adding to the real estate sector in the Middle East, says Sajan. Families prefer to live in communities where educational institutions, healthcare, retail, and other community facilities are easily accessible.

“This is a natural progression to the real estate market development. Demand for ready-to-move-in apartments always existed, but with the sky-rocketing rents, the demand for off-plan properties has gone exponentially high. As Dubai continues to grow and provide opportunities for professionals from all over the world, we are going to see more professionals moving in with high incomes. They would prefer off plan as well as ready-to-move-in apartments and villas. So, rent-to-own, mortgages and payment plans will help the developers sell these inventories faster,” says Sajan.

Driving growth into the future
Whether it’s building out communities or towers that reach over 100 levels into the sky, Danube has become one of the fastest growing, and biggest, real estate developers in the UAE.

“Danube Properties has come a long way in perfecting the art of developing homes with all the facilities, amenities and quality finishing and delivering them on time and at affordable price,” says Sajan.

“For more than eight years, we have delivered affordable luxury to thousands of families. From 2023, we have added the touch of brand by joining hands with luxury brands to bring branded residences to our buyers who like a touch of class in their homes,” he adds.

Finally, Sajan concludes that Dubai will continue to be a rising giant in the world of real estate development for years to come.

“Of late, Dubai has seen a massive increase in investors from new markets such as Western Europe, attracted by higher returns. Most of the global studies have rated rental and capital returns offered by the Dubai market higher than the other major cities around the world. And this will be a key factor that will dictate the market and drive it forward,” says Sajan.

Built on an area of 2.1 million square feet, Bayz101 will offer a diverse range of living spaces, including studio apartments, 1BHK, 2BHK, 3BHK, 4BHK, and retail options. From Dhs1.2m, buyers will be able to acquire studio units.

It will further offer 40 amenities ranging from a health club, swimming pool, jogging track, sports arena, workspace, business centre, tennis court, sky bar, and even doctors on call.

With Bayz 101, Danube is also offering its famous 1 per cent monthly payment plan, thereby ensuring that more residents are able to realise the dream of owning a home in one of the world’s premier locations.

“This project exemplifies Danube Properties’ commitment to delivering exceptional living spaces and redefining the standards of contemporary urban living,” says Sajan.

Source: https://gulfbusiness.com/rizwan-sajan-from-dubais-1-man-to-101-levels/

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