The Entrepreneurial Journey of Hussain Sajwani the DAMAC Owner

Hussain Sajwani is one of the many successful entrepreneurs in real estate. He owns DAMAC Properties, the largest real estate corporation in Dubai, UAE. By utilizing his unmatched skillset as a leader, Hussain Sajwani has always implemented useful policies for the business while serving as the chairman of DAMAC Properties since 2002.

The father of Hussain Sajwani was a businessman who would import goods from China and later sell them at a profit at the family-owned shop. Although the business did not guarantee huge profits, Ali Sajwani never gave up. He would work for long hours at the shop to fend for his family. Hussain Sajwani would also visit his father’s shop after the school hours were over. Eventually, Hussain Sajwani got the first-hand experience on how an entrepreneur should deal with his clients. Since he was a great student, his father wanted to hand over the family shop to him later on after he attained a certain age. Contrary to his father’s wish, Hussain Sajwani felt that had the potential to achieve more, which is why he studied Industrial Engineering and Economics at the University of Washington through a government scholarship.

After completing his higher education studies, real estate investor Hussain Sajwani got a job at GASCO, an Abu Dhabi based Oil Company. He worked there for two years before resigning. In the 1980s, Hussain Sajwani used the money he had saved while working at GASCO to found a corporation that offered catering services. His business attracted prominent clients such as Bechtel (a construction company based in the US) and even the U.S. Military. Hussain Sajwani also came into contact with people such as Donald Trump back in the day. He would converse with them and ask them if they were satisfied with the quality of service offered by his catering business.

After some time, DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani saw it fit to invest in the real estate sector in the early 2000s after foreigners were allowed to own property in Dubai legally. He did so by establishing DAMAC Properties in 2002. Hussain Sajwani was also among the first entrepreneurs in Dubai to delve into the Dubai real estate industry. Since 2002, DAMAC Properties has grown extensively under the leadership of Hussain Sajwani.

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