Hussain Sajwani, a UAE national, has often been called the Donald Trump of Dubai because of his extreme success in the real estate industry. Sajwani is the founder and chairman of DAMAC Properties, a wildly successful global property development business.
Hussain Sajwani began his career with GASCO, a subsidiary company of ADNOC, after his graduation from The University of Washington. There he worked as a contracts manager. In 1982, he began a catering endeavor which has successfully grown into a global leader in its market.
Sajwani later became one of the forerunners in the business of property development in Dubai. During the 90’s, trade and business interests in the country grew. Sajwani saw the opportunity to serve that influx of people and fill a needed niche. In response to this demand, he built several hotels to accommodate the travellers and business men. That success then led him to create DAMAC Properties in 2002. DAMAC has grown to such proportions that it can claim one of the top spots in the Middle East property development industry.
DAMAC is a publicly listed business and deals in luxury properties. They have even coupled with some well renowned fashion and lifestyle brands to saturate the market with style. Some of these ventures include luxury style apartments that have been decorated with interiors by top designers like Versace and Fendi. Another project is a golf course designed by none other than Tiger Woods. The course will also be managed by The Trump Organization. And finally, a Paramount Hotels & Resorts which strives to create an environment that is beyond lavish.
The astonishing success of DAMAC can be credited to Sajwani’s vision and savvy business skills. He has become one of the most influential Arabs on the globe. He has proven that he is able to take an idea and not only turn it into a reality, but also a success.
Sajwani has his hands in many other areas including: investments, trading, and securities, providing the drive and leadership needed in order to make them flourish. He also resides on several boards as a member with much influence and knowledge.