Hussain Sajwani is a property developer in Dubai. He is the owner and Chairman of DAMAC, a real estate developer that is also based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was born in 1954 as the son of a shop owner who sold watches, pens, and other goods.
Despite his father’s wishes for Hussain to join him in the family business, Hussain Sajwani wanted more from his life than selling novelty items and cheap imports; Hussain wanted an education. Hussain Sajwani was sent to the United States by the government for a scholarship. This enabled Hussain Sajwani to obtain a degree in Engineering and Economics at the University of Washington.
Sajwani was able to start his professional career in 1981 with Abu Dhabi Gas Industries in their financial department. Sajwani started a catering business next and operated it for years before starting his biggest venture to date in 2002: DAMAC Properties.
Sajwani founded DAMAC Properties, which is now not only one of the biggest property developers in the Middle-East but the entire world. Since creating the company Sajwani has been named Property CEO of the Year by CEO Middle East Awards. DAMAC Properties is a frequent ally with Trump Organization; they have worked on multiple projects together.
In 2015, along side Trump Organizations and Tiger Woods, DAMAC created a brand new 18 hole golf course. The par 72, championship standard course is called Trump World Golf Club and is located in Dubailand. It is properties like this that have made DAMAC one of the leading names in real estate development. In addition to the Tiger Woods backed golf course, DAMAC is also responsible for DAMAC Hills, a residential area. DAMAC Hills also has their own Trump golf course called Trump International Golf Club Dubai. This new course was opened in February of 2017.
DAMAC Properties has completed jobs all over the Middle-East including Dubai, ABu Dhabi, and Qatar.