Hussain Sajwani: The CEO and Brain Behind DAMAC Group


Hussain Sajwani is a prominent businessman and entrepreneur. He is the Chairman and owner of DAMAC properties, a global development company. After graduating from the University of Washington, Hussain Sajwani started his career as a contract Manager in Gascobut. He later decided to start his own catering franchise company in 1982. He was involved in the construction of many companies in the 90’s in the Emirates due to the skyrocketing tourism sector. This led to the establishment of the DAMAC properties.


DAMAC properties majorly deal with luxury properties. It was officially started in 2002 in Dubai. He first ventured in Hotel catering but later moved into property development. As a Hotel franchise, it has served many institutions such as; five-star hotels, army boot camps, and construction sites. In addition to that, the company has also ventured in various commercial and residential projects in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. Amidst all the business projects, the enigma is the Damac hills located in Dubai and which was awarded the “Best Golf Development” at the international property awards.


Due to the sheer success of the DAMAC Company, many companies have been attracted to work with the leading brand market in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Amman, Beirut and even London. Hussain prowess in the field of marketing, sales and legal finance has led to many record-breaking deals such as the Tiger Woods design golf course managed by Trump organization. Other projects include the Versace Home-luxury apartments, Fendi Casa, Justin Cavalli, Bugatti-luxury villas, and the uniquely conceptualized Paramount Hotels have also joined on board.


As the two major gurus in the real estate industry, Donald Trump and Hussain Sajwani have had quite a fruitful business endeavor. However, their major deal was that of servicing the high-end golf courses built on the DAMAC properties. Donald Trump has acknowledged their tremendously successful business relationship on several occasions such as the eve of the New Year. The Hussain Sajwani family also plays a vital role in the running of the company.


As a philanthropist, the DAMAC owner believes that the young generation is the sole bearer of the future. This is evident as he has donated AED two million in his charitable aid to Emirates Red Crescent: a humanitarian organization.


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October 3, 2017

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