Danube Group is one of the first private companies in Dubai to announce its new work week….

Danube Group is one of the first private companies in Dubai to announce its new work week, in line with the new government directive announced by the UAE government.

Following the new guidelines announced by the UAE government Danube Group, changes its work week, in line with global organizations.

Dubai: Danube Group, Dubai’s leading building material, real estate and retail home furnishing, conglomerate is one of the first few companies who announced their new work week cycle today starting 1st of January 2022, in line with the UAE governments new directives of a shorter work week, the Group intends to retain its two-day weekend (on Saturdays and Sundays) rather than have a two-and-a-half one starting Friday afternoon.

The organizations workforce of 4000 employees will be provided a 2-hour break on Friday for prayers, their UAE head office will follow a Monday to Friday work week, weekends will be moved to Saturday and Sunday, the rest of their retail outlets and building material outlets will operate according to the markets.

Chairman and Founder of Danube Group Mr. Rizwan Sajan was quoted “ Moving our work week from Monday to Friday is extremely beneficial for us as we need to be at par with our global counterparts, the UAE government should be applauded for this move as their vision and strategy is to enhance UAE’S economic competitiveness, enhance well-being and boost work life balance, we as an organization will support this decision and make it work towards our favor, we have branches across 20 countries and this new work week will help us be aligned and allow smoother financial, economic and trade transactions”.

The move away from the current Sunday to Thursday schedule — the first by a Gulf state — will help the UAE achieve business continuity and alignment with global economies and banking, the group also feels this is a great strategy and will now have more foreign direct investments pouring in and more multinationals who will be keen to start operations in the UAE, this will be a huge catalyst and will put the UAE economy as the Numero Uno on the world map very soon.   

About Danube Group

Danube Group is a Dubai-based diversified business conglomerate with interests in building materials, home décor and real estate development. Established in the year 1993 by Founder and Chairman Rizwan Sajan – a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) entrepreneur – Danube Group has achieved US$1.3 billion (Dh5 billion) annual turnover in 2019.

The group’s flagship company, Danube Building Materials FZCO, it is the largest supplier of quality building materials in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. It provides more than 25,000 products in stock and in-house value-added services in all of its multiple set of showrooms across the Middle East region and India.

The company operates from its head offices in JAFZA with logistics facilities across the region which amounts to 5 million square feet and includes kiln drying facility, factory and warehouses of the group.

From a small trading firm, Danube has grown into one of the largest building materials company in the region, with its diversified branches worldwide including UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and India, in addition to procurement offices in China and Canada.

Danube Home is one of the largest home décor retailers in the GCC with a growing footprint across the region. Danube Properties is one of the largest private real estate developers in Dubai with a portfolio 6,194 units in 14 projects, worth Dh4.5 billion. It has delivered 7 out of the 14 projects in six years.

Danube Group has a team of 1,800 plus people working across strategic locations across the GCC and India.  

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