As a graduate of the University of Washington, Hussain Sajwani takes after the Sajwani family tree as his father also invested in real estate in Dubai. Hussain is among the founders of Dubai`s property market expansion.
Hussain started his career in GASCO as a Contracts Manager. From GASCO, he became an entrepreneur until 1982 when he ventured into catering business which he owns to date. In the 90`s, he dealt with the high population coming to do business in Dubai by building several hotels. It is his vision that saw him become DAMAC owner and founder. In 2002, Hussain Sajwani came up with the famous DAMAC Properties.
DAMAC Properties started in Dubai and the Middle East as a private residential, leisure and commercial developer. It has grown to date and expanded it’s operations to North Africa, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. It deals with project management aspects from land acquisition, architect and designers appointments, construction and sales services. DAMAC Group also deals with the food business which Hussain Sajwani was handling before joining DAMAC properties.
Hussain Sajwani dealings with Donald Trump started in 2013 before the later was elected president. This relationship was formed to come up with the Trump International Golf Course Dubai and the Trump World Golf Course. The former is complete and the latter is set to be completed by the end of 2018.
Among the philanthropists that Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC have supported is UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and UAE Red Crescent efforts. Their support included AED 2 million donation towards the Clothe a Child Campaign, AED one million for UAE Water Aid Program and AED one million for the construction of a high-tech Dubai Autism Center. Their aid towards the Clothe a Child Campaign raised AED 120 million.
To date, DAMAC Properties has completed close to 10000 units with more projects underway.
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