Hussain Sajwani DAMAC Owner, came from a family of entrepreneurs. His father was a retail shop owner who sold imported items from China, Parker pens, watches, and shirts to name a few. Hussain Sajwani was able to get a scholarship grant from the government that allowed him to study in the United States. He is one of the very few who were able to secure the cited scholarship.
Hussain Sajwani studied and finished Economics and Industrial Engineering at Washington University. He began his employment with the Abu Dhabi Gas Industries’s finance department. Then after two years, he started a catering business that served the U.S. Military and Bechtel. The name of his food service company is Global Logistics Services, which as of this time is still in operation.
After he established DAMAC Properties in 2002 to take benefit from the government decree that foreigners are allowed to own properties in Dubai, the company quickly grew, and soon it was able to finish the construction of 19,000 apartments plus 44,000 more which are in numerous stages of being completed and constructed. Having expanded profitably, DAMAC Properties was registered at the Dubai Financial Market – stock exchange entity based in Dubai.
As a real estate development firm that is reputable, DAMAC Properties was able to construct some properties for prominent individuals and companies known globally. DAMAC built the villas by Versace and Fendi – the fashion houses from Italy; the luxurious villas designed by Bugatti; the Paramount Hotel and Resorts owned by Paramount Pictures; and the Trump World Golf Course that is supervised by the Trump Organization, which was conceptualized by Tiger Woods.
DAMAC and Hussain Sajwani support various charities at home and abroad. Helping through donations is a way for Hussain Sajwani to give back to society, to help those in need and who are less fortunate. He donated 1 million AED for the refugees in Lebanon and Jordan who were stricken by the “Huda,” and has been continuously giving support to the “Tarahamu” drive through the UAE Red Crescent. And he likewise donated 2 million AED for the campaign of “to dress one million needy children.”
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