Hussain Sajwani is a real estate tycoon, founder and the chairman of DAMAC Properties that is based in Dubai. Mr. Sajwani, a UAE national, studied at the University of Washington where he graduated with a bachelor of art degree in Economics. After his schooling, Hussain began his career as the contract manager at GASCO Corporation, a subsidiary of ABU DHABI National Oil Company (ADNOC). He served GASCO for a short time and then decided to start his own catering business in 1982.
The catering business began from a very simple beginning but Hussain was keen on expanding it. The business provides catering services to a number of leading markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asian Countries. Additionally, the division services numerous learning institutions, five star hotels, construction campsites and army barracks in the UAE. According to Hussain Sajwani, this business is the one that has given him whatever he owns. He has further diversified this business and now it offers a variety of services such as camp management, maintenance, and manpower supply.
Apart from catering business, Mr. Hussain Sajwani is a successful pioneer in the real estate market in Dubai. He began his involvement is property development in the mid-1990s. He built several hotels to accommodate the increasing number of people coming to the Emirates for business and leisure activities. As the market continued to grow, Sajwani established DAMAC Properties in 2002. Having been in the business for some time, Hussain was able to provide leadership skill that enabled DAMAC Properties to grow. He had gained inclusive expertise in finance, marketing, sales, and administration; skills that are key in the growth of any business. Today, DAMAC has grown to be a leading property development company in Dubai. In addition, the firm owns numerous prestigious properties in London, Amman, Beirut, Jeddah and several other cities in the UAE.
DAMAC properties through the leadership of Hussain Sajwani has partnered with several leading firms in the real estate branding sector to develop exclusive properties. Some of these projects include luxury apartments styled and designed by Versace and Fendi, Paramount Hotels and Resorts, Luxury villas designed by Bugatti, and A golf course designed by Tiger Woods and which is managed by Trump Foundation.
Hussain Sajwani is a friendly person. He has been able to meet and make friendship with other business oriented people. He is a close friend and a business partner to the President of United Stated, Donald Trump. Their friendship started long ago before Trump became the president of the US.
Besides business, Hussain is a philanthropic. He supports several humanitarian organizations that seek to improve the lives of people in need around the world.