The rulers of UAE felicitated Dr. Datar with a prestigious award and the title Masala King, for his invaluable contribution to the business sector. He has been honoured with a number of national and international prestigious awards. Forbes Middle East, a world renowned business publication, has nominated him continuously in their list titled ‘Top Indian Leaders in The Arab World’ for many years.
Apart from business, Dr. Datar has been acclaimed for his philanthropic work. Recently he has extended his helping hand to the penniless Indians who are stranded in Dubai due to the pandemic and desperately waiting to return home. Dr. Datar has offered great help by sponsoring their air travel, conducting free COVID-19 tests and distributing food packets to the needy. As of now, Dr. Datar has organised the travel of over 3,000 such people including jobless workers, pregnant women, children, students and travellers.
The work will continue for the next couple of months as there are still more than 60,000 Indians from Maharashtra stranded in Dubai. Dr. Datar has spoken with the Maharashtra CM, Uddhav Thackeray, to accelerate the emergency evacuation and the later responded quickly. As a result, flights to Mumbai will be permitted soon. Dr. Datar has vowed to help as many people as possible so that they reach home and reunite with their families safely and happily.
Al Adil Trading group, under the leadership of Dr. Dhananjay Datar, has performed a key role in bringing more than 9,000 Indian products to UAE. The group also produces more than 700 products within categories like readymade flours, spices, pickles, jams, Namkeen and instants, under its own brand ‘Peacock’. His group’s Indian arm, Masala King Exports (India) Pvt. Ltd. is successfully operating from Mumbai. Al Adil Group is in active expansion mode and increasing its outlets in other Gulf countries. It has established special trade routes in USA, Canada, Kenya, Switzerland, Italy, Eretria, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and UAE.