It was during the early 1980s that Hussain Sajwani first started up his Sajwani Catering company that quickly rose to become one of the most successful businesses of its type in the entire Middle Eastern market. Since that time, Hussain has worked hard in that industry and several others and his successes led him to be able to start up his DAMAC Properties luxury real estate development organization in 2002. Since that time, Hussain’s successes have only continued as DAMAC now has the distinction of being the Middle Easts largest firm of its designation and Hussain Sajwani himself is considered to be one of the one-hundred most influential Arabs in business today. He stands as the tenth richest man in the Arab world as well.
Hussain Sajwani‘s journey to going into business for himself as a catering entrepreneur really started during his youth as he always helped with his family’s business after school. When he reached college age, he had the opportunity to go abroad to the USA for study and landed in the state of Washington and the University of Washington. While studying he continued to utilize his entrepreneurial mindset. He did this by getting into the timeshare apartment business. It was after attaining his degree and returning home to UAE that Hussain Sajwani started the catering company after a short time spent working in oil.
Hussain’s eventual decision to head the way of real estate development came when he noticed that there was a huge opening in that market to be filled. He felt strongly that he could utilize his business smarts to develop a firm that could truly change the architectural face of the Middle East. Since that time, DAMAC Properties has developed iconic real estate projects across the region and Hussain (@hussainsajwani) has worked with some truly high profile clients. These clients include U.S. President Donald Trump with whom Hussain collaborated on a fabulous golf development with a Tiger Woods theme.
It is also well worth noting that Hussain Sajwani has always been passionate about using his success in business to give back. He is passionate about philanthropy and has donated a great deal of money to help the world’s needy children as well as supporting causes that help children from the Arab world to get much-needed education in the field of coding.