Hussain Sajwani Bringing Luxury To The Middle East

Hussain Sajwani, born in 1956 into a middle-class family, and is a citizen of the UAE. He is the eldest son of five children; the Hussain Sajwani family lived in Dubai where his father owned a watch shop.

From these rather humble beginnings, he has become one of the most successful and influential men in the Middle East. He was educated in America, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington.

Soon after graduation, Hussain Sajwani went to work for GASCO, as a Contracts Manager. Soon he started his own business, a catering company. Starting small in 1982 it has grown to now serving over 150,000 meals a day, overseeing over 200 projects in the Middle East and Africa.

Besides servicing construction sites, army camps, educational institution, and 5-star hotels the company also offers ancillary services, such as maintenance and human resources supply.

Recognizing a market opportunity Hussain Sajwani established DAMAC Properties in 2002. Today, DAMAC has grown into one of the most successful and largest property development companies in the Middle East.

Hussian Sajwani has a broad understanding of development, his leadership in marketing, finance, and property administration has led DAMAC being involved in projects in middle eastern cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, and Riyadh to mention only a few. The Damac owner has also completed projects in London, England.

DAMAC and its nearly 2000 employees enjoy a very enviable track record in luxury property development. DAMAC has built almost 18,000 homes and currently has over 44,000 units in various stages of construction. DAMAC Properties has partnered with some of the most recognized names in the sports, entertainment and business world in the development of their properties.

A golf course designed by Tiger Woods and operated by Donald Trump, luxury apartments with interiors by Versace, luxury villas designed by Bugatti are some examples of what Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC are bringing to the world of luxury living.

Hussain Sajwani is a contributor to charitable foundations that support the region and local communities. Of particular interest to him are entrepreneurship initiatives designed to encourage young people to be innovative in their thinking about working toward a career.

He is interested in current trends in architecture, especially when it pertains to the history of the region. Hussain is married, and he and his wife live in Dubai with their four children.

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