Hussain Sajwani has become a major success in real estate development in the Middle East. His company DAMAC Properties, trades on the Dubai Financial Market.
They have provided nearly 18.000 homes in the area. The company has been involved with some well-known names in the top tier living community locally. They were involved with Tiger Woods golf course, houses by Versace and Fendi, and Paramount Hotels.
DAMAC started DAMAC Maison, in 2011, its hospitality division, providing, services to 15,000 hotel rooms and apartments. The growth of the business is credited to the vision and creativity of the Hussain Sajwani family. Hussain is among the 100 most influential Arabs in the world.
Hussain grew up in a middle-class family in Dubai. He spent a lot of time with his father in the watch shop he owned. He started developing his entrepreneurial skills by watching his father. He attended the University of Washington, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering.
He graduated in 1981. In 1982, he started his own catering business. Since then, it has grown into a large successful business, serving over 150,000 meals daily. It operates in the Middle East and Africa.
Today,as the DAMAC owner, he employs almost 2000 people. They have projects in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Amman, Riyadh, London, Beirut and Jeddah.
The Sajwani businesses include not only DAMAC Properties and Maison but, DICO Investments, Al Amana Building Materials, Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles, and Al Jazeira Services. The family is involved in several charities in the local area and surrounding region. Sajwani lives in Dubai with his wife and four children.
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