To many, Sajwani is just an ordinary man with a greater love for his hometown. However, judging from his achievements, Hussain is no common man. He has proven beyond reasonable doubt that Dubai, his hometown, can achieve incredible margins. He is the founding father as well as the Chairman of DAMAC Properties which he established in 2002. By digging shallowly into Dubai’s business history, you will realize that Hussain’s firm takes the lead amongst the private sector property developers.
Hussain Sajwani was born in Dubai in the year 1956. He was not from a well to do family. His mother used to hawk goods to local ladies while his father owned a store in Deira Souk. However, Hussain’s background did not deter him from achieving his life goals. At a tender age, Hussain had a dream to make the town the best place to be, and it’s evident that he is moving towards the goal judging from his notable contributions to Dubai. In 2016, the father of four was acknowledged by Forbes Magazine as being among the richest folks in the world.
Today, the name DAMAC is associated with luxurious properties. Most people would agree that Hussain had the key to the city as he has turned Dubai into a glittering destination. In the first place, Hussain was just utilizing the opportunity the Dubai government had provided which allowed visitors to acquire property in the Emirate, little did he know that it would be the great endeavor in his lifetime.
Upon acquiring a BSc in industrial engineering and economics from the University of Washington, Hussain returned to his home country to begin his first career in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company subsidiary. In the company, he worked as the contracts manager. In 1982, Hussain set out to venture on catering services, and he established the Draieh Management Services Company. After a decade, Hussain founded Twilight Invest, a renowned investment company. In the 1990s, Hussain built four luxurious hotels in Deira.
DAMAC Properties Company has not only seen him improve his hometown, but has seen him associate with prominent individuals who acknowledge his hard work. In 2013, Hussain partnered with Trump in the construction of golf courses within the luxurious properties. President Trump is known to be a man who knows how to run for the money and the partnership with Hussain is evident that the Dubai-based entrepreneur knows what he does.
Both Trump and Hussain are not only business partners, but are also close friends. Their families used to visit one another before Trump’s political stance. Trump declared to avoid handling business while in office. However, Hussain is confident that their engagements will continue through Trump’s children as they were intimately involved in business.