In 1975, a young and ambitious man from India reached Dubai, dreaming of leaving his mark across the UAE’s dynamic business landscape. He did not know then the true impact he would one day have on Dubai’s real estate and hotel sectors. V.A. Hassan has come a long way since his early days; today he is chairman of SBK Real Estate & Flora Hospitality. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Suhail Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, brand “SBK” has blossomed and grown into a friendly symbol of trust and honesty.
YEAR OF INCORPORATION
His first venture was fashion and jewelry, followed by public relations, restaurants, and later pharmacies & polyclinics. He ventured into the real estate sector for the first time in 1995 with one of the oldest landmarks of Dubai, “Karama Center Shopping Mall”. By 2000, he had entered the hotel industry, and since then, the focus has continued with real estate and hospitality.
With 88 mix use buildings, SBK Real Estate manages over 7000 keys spread across Dubai, Sharjah & Ajman. Flora Hospitality, a sister concern of SBK, manages 9 hotels in Dubai, with 2 more currently under construction, and 1 hotel in India. The group has over 1100 employees spread across, lease management, accounts management, facilities management & hospitality services.