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Hussain Sajwani Still Values The Catering Business He Started

Located within one of the Middle East’s largest and most attractive cities, Dubai, real estate mogul and investor Hussain Sajwani goes about his daily office tasks in DAMAC Properties’ headquarters. But on his wall is a plaque that he earned nearly 30 years ago commemorating the time he and his chefs prepared and served large quantities of food to US soldiers serving during the Gulf War. Sajwani started off with this business because at the time it generated millions in sales, but also because it was a special way he could serve people. Even though real estate has been where he’s made his greatest fortune, catering is still included at the company to this day and Sajwani takes great pride in it.


Becoming DAMAC owner has been a landmark achievement for Hussain Sajwani and he’s received many CEO of the Year awards for it as well as his most recent award of “Real Estate Legend.” Even more special is the special relationship between the Hussain Sajwani family and US President Trump’s family, a relationship that began when Trump first looked into building the Trump Estates in the UAE and has since turned into a very personal friendship. Sajwani has said that even though Trump may now have the biggest political job in the world now, the two of them rarely get into political discussions when they visit. Sajwani is excited about the Trump World Golf Club that just opened, and he hopes this means even more deals will follow shortly.


Sajwani began his career at an oil company as a contracts manager and then began his catering business a couple years later. He began going into hotel property real estate in 1996 when he bought a few smaller hotels, then started DAMAC Properties in 2002. He began with the investment in Marina Terrace in 2003, added Park Towers in 2005, completed DAMAC Tower in Beirut in partnership with Versace in 2010 and has since built DAMAC Hills, DAMAC Maison and begun AYKON City. Sajwani also owns DICO Investments, a private equity investment company and Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles in Oman.

Philanthropist and Entrepreneur- Hussain Sajwani

He was taught to do business by his father who had a business. Hussain Sajwani was born in the United Emirates and he helped his father in his shop where sold shirts, perk pens, watches and other goods he imported from China. After his graduation from high school, Hussain was lucky enough to get a scholarship from the government and he was sponsored to study Engineering and Economics at the University of Washington. Hussain s among the first people to receive a government scholarship to the United States.


After his education and graduation Mr. Hussain went back to his home country and there he served at Abu Dhabi Gas Industry. He began his service at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries in 1981 and in 1982 he was out of the organization to establish his own venture. Mr. Sajwani ventured into the hospitality industry and because of his commitment and efforts, he succeeds in the sector with him delivering his services to war camps, 5-star hotels, educational institutions, as well as construction sites. He served more than 150000 meals a day and handled over 20 projects. Hussain later saw another gap which he turned into a business, the property and the real estate sector. In 2002 he got involved in the real estate business, and he is considered as the pioneer of property expansion in Dubai.


He founded DAMAC Properties and the business grew to be among the largest in the Middle East region. His success in the construction industry was also felt in other continents as well as cities and countries including Dubai, London, Jeddah, Beirut, Doha, and Riyadh. The DAMAC Owner is not only good in business and investment, but his knowledge and experience in administration, legal matters, finance, sales, and marketing contributed a lot to his success. In 2013 he made one of the biggest steps in business by joining hands with the President of the United States Donald Trump to construction one of the biggest golf estate in the United States. Sajwani begun business at a young age while still in the University be was selling apartments, and that is how he gained interest and experience in property business.

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From Food Services To Luxury Real Estate With Hussain Sajwani

The development of the career of Hussain Sajwani has been a major success story for the oil and gas-rich nation of the United Arab Emirates. As the founder of the DAMAC Properties global real estate empire, Hussain Sajwani has transcended at least three different industrial sectors as the global business leader has made a success of every company he has formed after deciding to explore the opportunities offered as an entrepreneur in the late 20th-century and 21st-century. Now one of the most successful business leaders of the 21st-century, Hussain Sajwani counts U.S. President Donald Trump and various lifestyle brands as his partners in developing real estate for the most successful on the planet.


Hussain Sajwani has always maintained close links to the U.S. after spending much of his educational career in the nation at the University of Washington before returning to the United Arab Emirates to begin a career in the oil and gas industry. It was while working in this field the DAMAC owner noticed a gap in the services being offered to works in the field who lacked high-quality catering options; Sajwani developed his first business in food services and departed his role with the Abu Dhabi Oil and Gas Corporation to focus on its development.


Identifying areas in need of investment has always been a priority of the Hussain Sajwani family who would see the arrival of tourists in Dubai in the 1990s from former Soviet states as a major business opportunity. Seeing there was a lack of mid-market hotels in the area, Sajwani created a chain of locations in the hospitality industry which would offer him another string to his business bow. In 2018, DAMAC added to its options in the hospitality industry by offering bespoke hotel services at many of its luxury real estate developments at the highest level possible.


It is in the luxury real estate industry that Hussain Sajwani has made his biggest impact on the business world with the development of a range of high-quality developments in and around Dubai. To continue the growth of his company, Sajwani has targeted various new markets in London, Jordan, and Oman as important to the future of DAMAC Properties.