Friday, October 23, 2009

H.E. Eng. Hamad Buamim inaugurates AED 10 million 'Danube BUILDMART' in Dubai Festival City

H.E. Eng. Hamad Buamim inaugurates AED 10 million 'Danube BUILDMART' in Dubai Festival City

New retail showroom marks Danube Building Materials’ first branch within a mall

October 23, 2009

H. E. Eng. Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, inaugurated yesterday (Thursday, 22nd October) the AED 10 million 'Danube BUILDMART' in Dubai Festival City, which marks Danube Home Interior’s first retail showroom to be based within a mall. This latest venture will cater to individual homeowners and designers, and is part of the construction, building materials and shop fitting industries leader’s AED 50 million expansion plan for its retail complex chain, which also involves the opening of additional branches in Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai and Bawadi Mall in Al Ain by the end of 2009. Mr. Hassan Al Hashemi, Director, External Relations, Dubai Chamber, was also present at the event along with Danube officials.

“I welcome the opening of Danube BUILDMART’s showroom in Festival City, which reflects the investors’ continued trust in Dubai’s position as a leading economic hub in the region. The new showroom will add value to the retail sector, which is one of the most dynamic sectors in the emirate. On its part, the Dubai Chamber is always there to support the development of business and to create a favourable business environment that will ultimately lead to the overall growth of the business community,” said Buamim.

Spanning an area of 4,500 sq. feet, 'Danube BUILDMART' in Festival City offers products from a host of reputed international and regional vendors under a single roof, including chandeliers, wall paper collections, luxury sanitary ware, Venetian blinds, wooden flooring, home decor among others. The store also has a ‘Design Centre’, where customers can take floor plans of their houses and benefit from expert advice from consultants on which products suit their needs, as well as from consultation and after sales services dispensed by Danube’s interior design experts. Furthermore, all products in the retail complex are installed in an actual home set-up, thereby allowing customers to enjoy a more personalised shopping experience with excellent service and design assistance.

Speaking at the inauguration, Rizwan Sajan, Chairman, Danube Building Materials, said, “This day marks another milestone for Danube Building Materials as we commemorate the opening of our first showroom within a mall. This event holds significant importance to our company not only because it showcases the continuous expansion strides we are taking, but more importantly because it underlines our capacity to position ourselves based on the actual needs of our customers. Our priority lies in providing exceptional home interior products to our customers in cost effective way, and we believe we have taken this commitment to the next level by continuously providing convenience, design assistance, and inspiration to them.”

‘Danube BUILDMART’ offers a personalised retail store experience with excellent service, design assistance, and inspiration to help people redecorate their homes. At present, there are five retail outlets under the ‘BUILDMART’ banner, which are located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE; and in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. In addition, expansion plans involving the launch of a flagship branch along Sheikh Zayed Road and an additional branch in Fujairah are also on the pipeline.

About Danube Building Materials FZCO
Established in 1993, Danube Building Materials FZCO provides more than 15,000 products in stock and in-house value added services in all of its 14 showrooms across the UAE. The company operates from its head offices – a 285,000 square foot facility in Jafza north and a 365,000 square feet base in Jafza south, which houses its logistics centre, kiln drying facility, factory and warehouses. From a small trading firm, Danube has grown into one of the largest building materials company in the region, with eight branches in the UAE, two in Oman, one in Bahrain, two in China and one in India. Danube has a team of 1000 people working from strategic locations in across the Emirates, including Jebel Ali, Deira and Abu Dhabi. The company has been and is currently involved in major projects across the UAE, Oman and Bahrain, including Emirates Hills, the Burj Al Arab, Shangri-La Hotel, Grand Hyatt, Motor City, Burj Dubai, Dubai Airport Terminal 3, Yas Island, Reem Island, Saadiyat Island, and Al Raha Beach Hotel, among others.

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