The Humble Beginnings of Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani’s modest beginnings started in the shop of his father who owned a shop where he sold a variety of goods including imported ones from China. At that time, Hussain Sajwani was quite fortunate to be given a scholarship where he was permitted to study in the United States and earn his degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering from the Washington University.

He kick-off his professional career when he got employed with the Abu Dhabi Gas Industries in 1981. After spending two years in the finance department of the said company, he founded his own catering business that serves a large number of customers such as Bechtel and the United States Military. To date his catering venture, now known as Global Logistics Services, is still in business and doing quite well by serving an approximate 150,000 meals per day.

After being successful with his very first business, Hussain Sajwani was able to see a good opportunity in the real estate market of Dubai, and he opened DAMAC Properties in 2002. Currently, DAMAC is one of the largest realty developers in the Middle East Region. Due to its phenomenal growth, Ajani’s company has been publicly traded and was registered in 2015 with the Financial Market of Dubai.

Having entered the high-end luxury development projects, DAMAC was able to work with prominent names in the building and development markets where they built the ultra-modern Paramount Resorts and Hotels by entering a partnership with Paramount Pictures; the luxury villas that were designed by Bugatti, including the luxury apartments whose interiors were conceptualized by Fendi and Versace the famous fashion houses from Italy, and the golf course that Tiger Woods created that is now being managed by the Trump Organization.

According to an interview given by Hussain Sajwani about President Donald Trump, he said that they are friends to often take time to meet whether on their own turf or abroad.

DAMAC owner and its Chairman, Hussain Sajwani, formed the Hussain Sajwani-DAMAC Foundation to offer support for the empowerment of a happier community through skills and learning development vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.


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