If Husain Sajwani could relive his life, he would probably do nothing different. He is the founder and owner of DAMAC Propoerties, Inc., a very large real estate management and management company in Dubai. The company owns resorts, apartments, and hotels all through the United Arab Emirates, Paris, London, and other parts of the Middle East. Sajwani has even partnered with Donald Trump, prior to his U.S. Presidency by placing Trump golf courses designed by Tiger Woods at some of his resorts.
As a boy, young Hussain worked long hours after school for his father in the family variety store. He told his father that the hours were so long, he would never want to be a businessman when he grew up, as per CNBC. However, that is exactly what he became, in spite of the fact that he received engineering and economics degrees. The ethics of working hard evidently was a key trait that he learned and he has put it to good use.
According to Bloomberg, an early venture during the Gulf War was a catering company that Sajwani pioneered. He sold meals to the United States Army and other American contractors in the area on a wide scale. The company was extremely successful and is still in business today. In 2002, Sajwani founded DAMAC when the Emirates decreed that foreigners would be allowed to purchase property and live in the UAE.
DAMAC began to purchase property as rapidly as possible and Sajwani (@hussainsajwani) became known as one of the most prolific and aggressive marketers of the day. There weren’t many who did not know about the luxury apartments that Sajwani promoted, especially when he used tactics such as, “A New Bently with Each Luxury Apartment” in his ads.
Sajwani’s apartments were truly luxurious and high-end properties, as there were many people with money who wanted to move to the Emirates. DAMAC set the pace for style and fine living with his gorgeous apartments, appointed to the hilt with modern conveniences. He set the pace for what real estate in the UAE would become.
Today, Sajwani runs a successful mega-area real estate empire, with other family members sharing the management load of the business. His sound business practices and style setting projects are still expanding in the UAE and around other parts of the Middle East. View Sjajwani’s work history here.