Hussain Sajwani is the chairman, founder and chief executive officer of DAMAC Properties, an international luxury real estate developer based in Dubai. The company deals with the construction of infrastructure, residential apartments and office units. Hussain is one of the most respected businessmen in the UAE and has a proven track record of constructing magnificent buildings across the Middle East. His journey as a successful entrepreneur was not smooth; he had to overcome obstacles before he could finally settle on the real estate sector. Hussain Sajwani comes from a middle-class family, and as the firstborn son, his father did not want to educate him. His father wanted Hussain to join the family business so that he could take care of his siblings too.
Hussain Sajwani was born and raised in UAE and comes from a business-oriented family. He slowly developed an entrepreneurial spirit and his mission was to work hard and become a successful entrepreneur. His father owned a watch and pen shop, and Sajwani started working at his father’s workshop at the age of three.
In his bloomberg profile, upon finishing high school, Sajwani developed an interest in the medical field, and he joined a medical college in Baghdad but unfortunately dropped out. He, later on, moved to the United States as a student and attended the University of Washington where he obtained his degree in economics. The DAMAC Property owner first worked at GASCO as contracts manager and then left to join Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.
DAMAC owner became tired of working for other people and eventually he established his first company which was a fast food outlet in 1982. In 2002, he founded DAMAC property, which has grown to become one of the biggest developing companies in the world. The DAMAC owner and President Donald Trump seem to be a having a good relationship. Recently, DAMAC Properties partnered with Donald Trump to construct the Trump International Golf Course. During the 2016 New Year’s Eve, President Trump mentioned Hussain Sajwani as one of the successful businesspeople in the Middle East. Mr. Sajwani also shares his resources with the less fortunate in the society. Through DAMAC properties, he gave over two million AED to provide clothing to the needy children.
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