Dubai’s Entrepreneurial Legend- Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani began his career in the food industry in the early 1980’s through catering service contracts in Dubai and eventually expanding world-wide. Sajwani was able to secure contracts with organizations such as the U.S. military and other major American companies. Despite his successful venture, Sujwani realized that this was a very limited market which meant limited possibilities for further expansion.

Hussain Sajwani was a true visionary though, and he took notice of the interest developing in the Dubai real estate market as well as the vast earnings potential. As a result Sajwani’s new business venture, Damac was born. Hussain Sajwani began investing in mid-market hotels and other types of property investments throughout Dubai and other parts of the Middle East, with great success. Sajwani also realized that high-end property is where he needed to focus in order to greatly expand business and in 2002, Damac began to invest in pre-construction luxury properties that he could market to top commercial and residential real estate developers, including Donald Trump’s real estate organization.

In 2017, Damac and The Trump Organization collaborated on The Trump International Golf Club Resort in Dubai which has generated nearly $2 billion in sales for Damac. As a result of their collaboration, Hussain Sajwani and Donald Trump’s families have also developed close ties and the two families including Ivanka, Donald jr. and Eric Trump often meet in both Dubai and the U.S., most recently celebrating New Year’s together. Real estate developer Hussain Sajwani has said that he understands the conflicts of interest in working with Donald Trump since being elected President Of The United States, but he looks forward to future endeavors between Damac and The Trump Organization.

Damac also supports Dubai’s ruling family, in their country’s initiatives to assist children and families in need. Damac’s Sajwani has donated AED millions to the Emirates Red Crescent Organization which goes towards providing clothing and other necessities for those in need. Hussain Sajwani understands that the future of the kingdom rests in the hands of it’s youth and supporting them is vital to not only their personal success, but the future of Dubai.

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