Hussain Sajwani is a multi-billionaire businessman and entrepreneur from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 2002, he founded DAMAC Properties, a luxury real estate development company based in Dubai. The company quickly became one of the most sought-after residential real estate developers in the Middle East. Hussain Sajwani has worked with his friend Donald Trump, on two major Trump-branded projects in the emirate. They developed the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai and it opened in February 2017. The Trump World Golf Course is scheduled to open during the summer of 2018. The course was designed by professional golfer, Tiger Woods and will be located on the Akoya residential grounds developed by DAMAC.
The Hussain Sajwani family have remained close with the Trumps. Last year, the DAMAC owner had a luncheon with the President’s son Eric Trump and they discussed business regarding the Dubai golf courses. DAMAC Properties has completed over 19,000 residential projects across the U.A.E. and currently have 44,000 units under construction. They have developed a variety of exquisite residential projects with interior designs styled and branded by Italian luxury powerhouses: Versace, Fendi and Bugatti. DAMAC also became the first Middle Eastern real estate company publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange in December 2013. Prior to DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani had launched a food catering business in 1983. They have provided food to the U.S. army camps, Middle Eastern hotels and large corporate construction campsites. His catering company is still active today and has expanded to supply other services.
In his early life, Hussain Sajwani used to help out at his father’s shop. His father was an entrepreneur who sold watches, apparel, pens and goods imported from China. He attended the University of Washington after receiving a Dubai government scholarship and earned his B.S. degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering. He used to work in the financial department at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries, formerly known as GASCO, in 1981. Today, Sajwani lives in Dubai, U.A.E., where he shares four children with his wife. He was recognized as one of the top 100 most influential Arabs by Gulf Business in 2017.