After graduating from the University of Washington, Hussain Sajwani joined Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. He was engaged in the firm’s subsidiary, GASCO as a chief manager of contracts.
He resigned after a short while to invest in a catering business in 1982. He later shifted his interest to real estate though he still kept his catering business, which runs to date.
Hussain Sajwani was among the first investors in Dubai property market. His first project was aimed at providing housing to foreigners who came to Dubai for business.
Hussain invested in a number of hotels in the mid-90s. His full entry to the sector came when the Dubai government endorsed property ownership by foreigners. The decree led him to open a property management and real estate developing firm, DAMAC Properties.
DAMAC Properties is a well-recognized real estate brand in the Emirates and internationally in London and other locations. DAMAC Properties’ shares are publicly listed on the Dubai Finance Market. The company mainly focuses on developing luxury properties, and it is well-known for delivering the best in the market. In collaboration with top designers, DAMAC Properties has precedence in offering properties, with an infusion of creativity and unique concepts.
Major brands that have worked with the company include Tiger Woods, Bugatti, and Versace & Fendi. The success experienced at DAMAC Properties has manifested the expertise that Hussain Sajwani boasts. The DAMAC owner has successfully steered his company to the top, earning respect among the most influential Arabs across the globe.
Hussain Sajwani’s business prowess has over the years orchestrated business relationships with famous people who share the same interest with him. Donald Trump is one such acquaintance who joined forces with the DAMAC owner to create two golf courses.
One of them located at Akoya residential development opened its doors in February this year. The second one is set to be opened by the end of next year. Hussain Sajwani family also shares in this relationship that goes beyond business.
Hussain Sajwani has previously led DAMAC Properties in investing in the communities. In a project that was launched by the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Maktoum, Hussain gave AED 2 million. This project was aimed at clothing children from poor communities across the globe.