Hussain Sajwani Making the World Better Through Real Estate and Philanthropy

United Arab Emirates national Hussain Sajwani is the founding father and chairman of one of the largest real estate company in the country DAMAC Properties. Mr. Hussain Sajwani established DAMAC Properties in 2002 and had made huge progress in the real estate industry in UAE and the world at large. From a simple property development company, DAMAC currently prides itself when it comes to private luxury real estate development and ownership not only in the Middle East but also in the world at large.


Hussain Sajwani is a Washington University graduate where he studied Economics and Industrial Engineering. Immediately after graduating, Mr. Hussain Sajwani was employed by GASCO a branch of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company as their contracts manager. He worked for a while before leaving to start his catering venture in 1982. In the food business, Sajwani attracted clients such as Bechtel and the U.S. military. It is while in the food business that Mr. Hussain saw the opportunity to venture into the real estate industry to create hotels and accommodation for the influx of businesses people visiting UAE.


Since forming DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani has worked on a number of high-end development projects. One recent project that requires a special mention is the Trump International Golf Course Dubai which was officially commissioned in 2017. Hussain Sajwani is also working on Trump World Golf Course with a possible date of completion being 2018. These two projects have been able to bring the family of Sajwani and President’s Trumps family close with the two families sharing vacation destination recently.


In addition to having a reputation in the real estate industry, the DAMAC owner is also renowned for his philanthropic activities. Three things Sajwani cares for include arts and cultural heritage, childhood education and provision of shelter. In 2013, Sajwani donated over AED 2 million to the Prime Minister of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed supporting a course that will clothe over 50,000 needy children. In addition to this, Sajwani also runs a family nonprofit organization known as the Sajwani Family foundation where Mr. Sajwani together with his wife is actively involved with the operations of the organization.


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