Hussain Sajwani started his career with GASCO, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company as a contracts manager. He worked in that capacity for a short period and ventured out to start a catering venture. 1982 marked the start of a modest beginning. Since then, the catering venture has grown to manage over 200 projects. Additionally, they serve over 150,000 meals on a daily basis. The catering venture has opened its business in Africa, Middle East, and CIS. Also, the company offers catering services to construction sites, army camps, educational institutions, onshore and offshore locations just to mention but a few.
In 1990, Sajwani pioneered the expansion of the property market in UAE. Hussain identified an influx of business-people and tourist visiting Dubai. Consequently, he built several hotels to accommodate the growing population. After Dubai government allowed foreigners to own property in the country, Hussain Sajwani went to invest heavily in property development. Consequently, DAMAC Properties was born. Today, DAMAC Properties has grown to become the largest development institution in the Middle East. Sajwani expertise in marketing, sales, and legal finance has proven to be a key driver to the success of DAMAC Properties.
Hussain Sajwani has ties with the current president of the United States, Donald Trump. Their friendship dates back before Donald went into politics. On the eve of 2017, Hussain and Trump spent the day together. They have partnered in the development of Trump International Golf Club. The project racked up sales amounting to an estimated $2 billion. In an interview with NBC News, The chairman of DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani, said that their relations extend to their wives and children. He said that his wife and Ivanka are close friends. On several occasions, Hussain Sajwani family has traveled to New York where they have dined together. On the other hand, Donald and his family have visited them in their Dubai home.
Besides his entrepreneurial inclination and interests in property management, Hussain Sajwani is an active philanthropist. The DAMAC owner donated a total of AED 2million towards a campaign aimed at clothing one million children. The donation made through DAMAC properties would provide clothing for a total of 50,000 children. The total amount contributed amounted to AED 120 million. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJxJrIkRTzk