Known to many as the emirate real estate titan, Hussain Sajwani was born in 1952 to an entrepreneur who sold shirts, packer pen and other imports from China. He was amongst the first chosen few to be granted a government scholarship to study in the US. He graduated with a bachelor’s in industrial engineering and economics from the University of Washington. His career started in Abu Dhabi Gas in the early 1980s. His entrepreneurial genes kicked two years later when he ventured into catering with chis major clients being the United States military and Bechtel. This venture is currently operating under the name Global logistics services.
In the early 2000s, Mr. Sajwani started what would later become one of the biggest real estate company in the middle east, the DAMAC properties. DAMAC is known for high-end property development and great marketing strategies. It is also known for its collaboration with Donald Trump to use Tiger Woods’ golf course design, to build glamours golf courses. Hussain Sajwani’s DAMAC still offers food services to American troops all over the world as well as other institutions.
DAMAC, Hussain, has been involved in a number of charity works and support for noble courses. The company supported a course to provide free software creating training which was launched by the vice president, United Arab Emirates and Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai in 2017.
Hussain has also been involved in charity works as an individual. He offered a 2-million-dollar check to a campaign that aims at clothing a million deprived children in the world.
During the presidential race of 2016, Donald Trump’s businesses and operations came under speculation. Skeptics pointing out the conflict of interests when and if Trump became president. Hussain Sajwani was amongst those associates. However, he was optimistic since his ties and deals with Donald Trump went further than the presidential seat into his family. Even without Donald, Hussain could still proceed with earlier arrangements and create new ones with the other members of the Trump dynasty. This was proven when both real estate demagogues celebrated New Year’s Eve together.