Hussain Sajwani is the owner of DAMAC Properties, the largest real estate development company in the UAE. It deals with residential and commercial real estate, but it primarily deals with luxury developments and luxury hotels. He studied at Washington University, started his career at GASCO, which is a division of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, as a Contracts Manager, and founded his own catering business in 1982. In the early 1990s, Hussain Sajwani got started in real estate and developed several luxury hotels. In 2002, his real estate business had grown so much, and he named it DAMAC Properties.
DAMAC Properties has a portfolio of over forty four thousand units at various stages of planning and development. They have already created over sixteen thousand homes. They have over two thousand employees. They are the largest real estate company in the area.
DAMAC Properties has deals with many other famous real estate companies. For example, they designed a golf course, which is managed by the Trump Organization. In fact, DAMAC owner Hussain Sajwani has been close to real estate mogul and sitting United States President Donald Trump for many years. They have done business together and have become close friends. For example, last year, before Donald Trump was sworn in as President, Hussain Sajwani celebrated the New Year with Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago. Donald Trump praised the Hussain Sajwani family, saying that they are the most beautiful people.
Hussain Sajwani is also a great philanthropist. In fact, one year for Ramadan, he gave over two million AED dollars to charity. This money went to a campaign that was launched jointly by the Emirates Red Crescent and the Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. The money was used to help provide clothes that would keep needy children warm during the cold weather.
Hussain Sajwani has been listed as one of the top 100 most influential Arabs in the world. He has shown the ability to transfer ideas into reality, lead a company towards extreme growth and success, and be a kind person who gives to charity at the same time.
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