Dubai’s Samana Group celebrates 100 employees mark, rides on expansion path

Report By: Qaiser Ijaz Chattha 

Dubai-based Samana Group of companies today announced its 100 employees mark in a glittering award ceremony held in Dubai. The ceremony was attended by the all 100 employees with their families, hosted by the founder Imran Farooq and attended by stakeholders, members of business community and the UAE media.

The group is known for its innovative business approaches by facilitating their investors and tenants to make transactions through cryptocurrency, supporting start-ups with the deferment of rents upto six months and using green and environmentally friendly concepts in their properties.

Samana Group of Companies, launched as a start-up in Dubai back in 1999, is now a well-diversified and well-established business conglomerate in 19 years, comprising of eight companies engaged mainly in immigration services, serviced business centres and recently real estate development. The group is playing active role in the UAE and Middle East economies.

The group is one of the oldest and the largest immigration services provider in the Middle East, which helped thousands of people migrate to USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Europe. Samana Group is helping the high-net worth-individuals (HNWIs) to get 2nd passport and citizenship, which allows visa-free travel to 155 countries, including the Schengen Zone.

Samana Group forayed into Dubai’s real estate market with the launch of its maiden Dh75 million Samana Greens project at Ajraan Dubai, closer to the Miracle Gardens.

Consistent growth policies and strong employee retention are the keys that have lead the company to explore the expansion into new markets. Management says that their open door policy is key factor that plays vital role in turning a problem into an opportunity, which makes an employee feel comfortable to share anything. Each employee’s work appraisal and growth chart are discussed with them in an open environment and good work is rewarded accordingly, which boosts Group’s employee retention, market reputation and customer happiness.

“We have created a culture of open dialogue, respect, listening to the opinion, concerns and suggestions of each employee regardless of his position in any of our entity. Fair treatment creates a family environment. By time we have learnt to turn weaknesses into opportunities. Open door policy is key factor that plays vital role in turning a problem into an opportunity, which makes an employee feel comfortable to share anything,” said Imran Farooq, Chief Executive Officer of Samana Group of companies.

Opportunities for employees’ professional development and incentive plans are motivation factors. Regular performance meetings conducted with employees to make sure that they perform better and they can adjust what they are doing right away to meet goals and increase productivity rather than waiting till the end of the year to find out that they have missed the mark.

Abbas Khalid, the most senior employee of the group, who was hired as Sales Executive and reached to the position of Group Business Development Manager, said: “From the very start I found a supportive and encouraging work environment. I was given ample opportunities to get trained and grow professionally. The management always takes keen interest in employees’ professional development and growth. In addition to proper remuneration, benefits, conducive work environment, the most striking factor to me has been the consistent encouragement and support of management.”

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