Hussain Sajwani: Success With DAMAC Properties

For those not in the know, Hussain Sajwani is a businessman based out of Dubai. Sajwani is perhaps most known for his collaborative efforts on various projects with now President Donald Trump. They launched two golf courses and villas located in Dubai.


Education And Early Experience

Sajwani began his formal education by studying economics at the University of Washington. One of his earliest jobs was working as a contract manager for GASCO. After that, he signed on with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.

While employed at that company, he aspired to other positions. Indeed, he had other areas of interest he had yet to explore. He invested in the catering business. He built hotels to serve those who began to visit and vacation in Dubai. A few years later he launched his own investment company christened Twilight Investment.


The Hussain Sajwani Family

Sajwani freely admits his family has inspired both his life and success. They encouraged his entrepreneurial spirit. His parents were both in business when he was a child.

He was involved in his father’s businesses as far back as he can remember. This is perhaps where his education in business began. He gained working experience and acquired specific skills at a relatively young age.



Hussain Sajwani is presently the chairman, president, chief executive officer, and founder of DAMAC Group headquartered in Dubai. The DAMAC Group was born of DAMAC Properties which Sajwani opened in 1982. It is one of but a few real estate-based businesses in the Middle East.


Sajwani’s determination, experience, and knowledge of administration, finance, marketing, and sales led to the growth of DAMAC and also helped him to establish additional business investments including Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles Company, Al Jazeira Services, and ZDICO Invests. Furthermore, Hussain Sajwani has numerous other investment projects in several other locations around the world including Abu Dhabi, Amman, Beirut, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, London, and Riyadh.


Sajwani sits on the board of such other organizations as the Takaful Company and the Majan University and Takaful Company. He is involved in youth entrepreneurial programs and his companies contribute to various charities.


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