The Inspirational Arab Icon Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani is an Emirati national who has outstanding excellence in the line of businesses he has ventured in. The Washington University graduate of Economics has a short spell of employment history from the GASCO company and their subsidiary Abu Dhabi National Oil. Hussain Sajwani started his first business in 1982, a food service firm which recorded growth so fast and attracted big clients such as construction giants Bechtel and the U.S military. Hussain Sajwani still maintains the firm in honour of his first business that ushered him into the business world.


After the government of Dubai decree allowing foreigners to own property in Dubai, Hussain Sajwani as an opportunistic investor set up the DAMAC Properties in 2002 to develop apartments that were hot cake for the non-Emiratis. The growing influx of population coming to Dubai and the Middle East for either trade or holiday further led to Hussain Sajwani’s DAMAC Properties achieving much growth. DAMAC Properties which has its headquarters in Dubai has over 2000 employees. DAMAC Properties which specializes in real estate, architecture, construction and engineering has developed residential, commercial and luxury units to its clients.


Donald Trump and Hussain Sajwani family are longtime friends. Their friendship can be traced back from 2013. They have thus partnered on two Trump branded golf courses. One project of the Trump International Golf Course was completed this year while the Trump World Golf Course is ongoing and is expected to be completed by the last quarter of 2018. Trump recognised Hussain Sajwani as an amazing person during the New Year Eve celebrations who had presented to him a $2 billion real estate deal, but he, unfortunately, had to turn it down due to his role in the office.


The Damac owner has knowledge and expertise across many fields, something that has led to the success of DAMAC Properties. His exemplary leadership skills have also been a key contributor to the success of his construction company. Hussain Sajwani is an entrepreneur that many should emulate. His success path is well defined and one that would look towards to follow.


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