Hussain Sajwani is the founder of DAMAC Properties, a real estate company that deals with the construction of residential, commercial, and leisure properties. The company which has its headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the most extensive real estate company in the Middle East. It offers estates of the highest standards by not only partnering with exceptional architects, designers, and contractors but also developing their projects in optimal locations and using the most advanced building materials.
Before starting the DAMAC Properties firm, Hussain Sajwani first ventured into the food service business where he offered catering services to clients such as the US military during the first Iraq war in 1991 and Bechtel company. The food service is still operational by DAMAC Properties under Global Logistics Services, but the company mostly concentrates on real estate. Hussain transitioned from food services into real estate in 2002 when he invested in United Arab Emirates by buying land, constructing apartments and selling them to non-emiratis who were then allowed to own property in Dubai by the government.
Hussain Sajwani has created close ties with Donald Trump by partnering with him in the real estate business. DAMAC Properties has worked with the Donald Trump Organisation to develop two golf courses for Trump which include The Trump International Golf Course in Dubai and the Trump World Golf Course designed by Tiger Woods. Hussain Sajwani has also taken part in philanthropic work by contributing AED 2 million to the Dress One Million Children Campaign. His company donated this amount of money to help in the provision of clothing for underprivileged children to support efforts by the government in improving the lives of children across the world.
About Hussain Sajwani
Hussain Sajwani studied at the University of Washington where he graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics. Sajwani began his career at GASCO working as the Contracts Manager, but he later quit to establish his own food service business which he operated for some time before venturing into real estate.
The DAMAC owner was among the front-runners who promoted market expansion in the United Arab Emirates by building hotels to accommodate people traveling into the country who came in large crowds after the downfall of the Soviet Union at that time. He soon identified the market opportunity and established DAMAC Properties in 2002 where he has worked with big brands like Versace Home, Fendi Casa, and Bugatti to create luxurious apartments and hotels in Dubai.
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