Hussain Sajwani is the founder and chairman of property development company DAMAC Properties. A United Arab Emirates national, he graduated from the University of Washington then took a job at GASCO.
In 1982 he started a catering firm, Dariah Management Services Company. Dariah began by serving meals to employees in the energy business in Abu Dhabi.
The company grew to the point where it provided food service to the United States Army during Operation Desert Storm. Since then Dariah has worked for the United States in many places, including Bosnia, Somalia, and the Gulf. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani: http://www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/property/damac-chairman-relishes-his-roots and http://www.gulfconstructiononline.com/news/story/4267
In the 1990’s Mr. Sajwani began to build hotels and in 2002 he founded DAMAC Properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. DAMAC is now one of the largest property development companies in the Middle East. It employs about 2000 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
DAMAC is known for partnering with brands that are associated with luxury and style. It has developed projects with Bugatti, Versace Homes, and The Trump Organization.
The company has built villas and apartments with opulent interiors designed by Bugatti and Versace Homes. Tiger Woods will design a golf course for Trump World Golf Dubai, a project that will be run by The Trump Organization.
Mr. Sajwani has a talent for connecting with influential people in business and politics. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump attended the opening ceremony of the Trump International Golf Club, an exclusive event attended by VIPs from all over the world. At the celebration, Mr. Sajwani thanked the Trump sons for their father’s friendship and support.
Philanthropy is an important part of DAMAC. The Hussein Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation donates to organizations that improve the lives of people around the world. The Emirates Red Cresent was the recipient of a two million dollar check to buy clothing for impoverished children.
The Foundation contributed one million to the Dubai Autism Centre and is leading the One Million Arab Coders Initiative. Giving back is an admirable way to use Mr. Saywabi’s success in business to help others.