Hussain Sajwani: The Passionate Visionary Global Entrepreneur

UAE business mogul and leader, Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani, founded DAMAC Properties a global commercial and residential property development company in 2012.


Hussain Sajwani attended the University of Washington. GASCO offered him a position as a contract manager during his early career life. In 1982, he left the company to start his catering enterprise where he honed business management skills. The catering venture served clients including Bechtel and the US military. By the mid-90s Sajwani had ventured into the property market developing hotels to cater for the growing population frequenting the UAE for business, leisure, and trade.


DAMAC Properties was created to enable him to capitalize on the market trends and efficiently cater for the unique needs. Today, the company is among the leading enterprises in the Middle East property market. Hussain Sajwani’s mastery of finance, legal, sales, administrative and marketing skills enable the company to grow and succeed in various markets. So far, the firm has undertaken great projects in global cities such as London, Abu Dhabi, Doham Riyadh, Beirut, and Amman. Also, the company has a stellar track record in the development of luxury properties. DAMAC properties collaborate with known lifestyle and fashion brands to create enticing living concepts for the global markets. The publicly traded company employs about 2000 people.


Hussain Sajwani’s passionate pursuit of excellence drives the business growth In 2013, he partnered with President Trump to design Trump inspired golf courses at his developments. The inaugural course, the Trump International Golf Course Dubai located at the Akoya residential properties launched in 2017. The Tiger Woods designed Trump World Golf Course will open before the close of 2018. Hussain is a close business associate and family friend with the Trumps and has worked with Ivanka, Donald Jr., and Eric. President Trump has commended the DAMAC owner’s business acumen.


Mr. Sajwani has investment portfolios that incorporate securities, stocks, and equities in global and regional markets managed through his investment company, DICO investment. Sajwani is among the top 100 Influential Arabs. His significant trait is the ability to turn a dream into a business reality and sustain growth and leadership. The Hussain Sajwani family supports various community-based initiatives including the AED.


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