Hussain Sajwani has been ranked as one of the 100 most influential Arabs. He is the founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties. His company is located in the UAE, and he maintains its headquarters in Dubai. Hussain has several decades of business experience, and his success as an entrepreneur started when he was a young boy. His father was also an entrepreneur, and Hussain credits much of his success to the years he spent working in the family business.
The DAMAC owner is a successful real estate developer, and his company is responsible for many thousands of residential and commercial properties built in the city of Dubai since early 2000. The company started small, and its initial projects were primarily small hotels. As the demand for real estate grew in Dubai, Hussain Sajwani started constructing luxury homes, a golf course and home community, towers, and luxury hotels in prime locations within the city. The DAMAC owner had a vision for what was to eventually become the acclaimed Dubai of today, and DAMAC Properties and Hussain have played a major role in its development and diversity.
Hussain attended the University of Washington on a government scholarship from the UAE. It was during these years that Hussain first discovered his interest in real estate. He worked part-time selling timeshares throughout college. Afterwards, he spent two years working in the financial industry before he started his first business.
Hussain Sajwani wanted to work for himself, and he started a catering business in the early 1980s. The business soon grew and expanded into several major markets, and quickly serving over 150,000 meals per day. Hussain Sajwani continues to own the prosperous catering business, and its service areas now include much of the Middle Eastern region, Africa, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The DAMAC owner has selected Asia as his next venture for his real estate projects, and he has already broken ground in China. Hussain Sajwani currently employees over 2000 people, and his plans for DAMAC include numerous other locations throughout the world.