The Early Life and Career of Hussain Sajwani
Hussain Sajwani began working as a Contracts Manager at GASCO after completing his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Washington. In 1982, the UAE national started a catering venture that would offer food services. She served the U.S. military personnel through his catering services, and in the mid-1990s, Hussain Sajwani set up several hotels in the UAE to accommodate the growing number of foreign investors.
In 2002, Sajwani launched a real-estate company, DAMAC properties, which has over time grown to become one of the largest real estate firms in the Middle East. Hussain Sajwani has exceptional skills in property development with a specialty in fields such as sales, legal, marketing, administration, and finance. The DAMAC owner has meticulously applied his knowledge to help the company grow and expand.
DAMAC Properties has built prestigious buildings in cities such as Jeddah, Riyadh, Beirut, Amman, London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha. It currently has 2000 employees across the globe. DAMAC Properties is publicly listed, and its shares are currently trading on the Dubai’s financial market. DAMAC Properties’s development portfolio comprises over 20,230 homes and 44,000 units.
Hussain Sajwani has interests in other fields such as the global equity and capital markets. He also owns the DICO Investments Company, which deals with private equities, acquisitions, and mergers. Moreover, the Hussain Sajwani Family has connections with some of the world’s most prominent business people such as Donald Trump, who admires and take pride in doing business with the Sajwani family. In fact, they co-own several organizations such as the Trump International Golf Club. Mr. Sajwani hopes to deepen his cooperation with Donald Trump’s firm, The Trump Organization.
In 2013, Sajwani demonstrated his passion for philanthropy when he donated 2 million AED to buy clothes for less privileged children around the world. His donation was toward supporting the Dubai government’s initiative, the Ramadan Initiative which aims to buy clothes for over one million children. Hussain Sajwani made this contribution on behave of DAMAC Properties, and the company has since received praise for its continued generosity.