It was in 1982 that Hussain Sajwani established DAMAC Group. Initially, his company was focused on providing catered food. His company grew very successful and he was one of the select providers of catered food to American troops who served during Operation Desert Storm. Hussain Sajwani has a plaque given to him by the US Army which he cherishes.
In the 1990’s, Hussain Sajwani became a property developer. He built a number of hotels in order to provide accommodations to the large number of foreigners coming to the United Arab Emirate to do business. In 2002, the leaders of the UAE opened up the owning of property to foreigners. Hussain Sajwani saw an opportunity to build villas and apartments that he would sell to wealthy foreigners. He established DAMAC Properties and is the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. His leadership has led to several properties being developed. To date, DAMAC Properties has finished almost 17,000 residential properties and are building another 44,000.
As DAMAC Properties is a high-end brand, Hussain Sajwani partners with luxury brands when building his properties. Some of his residential properties had their interiors designed by Bugatti while other properties have been designed by the Italian luxury brands Versace and Fendi. Another luxury brand that Hussain Sajwani has partnered with is the Trump Organization which manages the 18 hole golf course at one of DAMAC Properties developments. The course, which was designed by Tiger Woods, is named after Donald Trump.As DAMAC owner, Hussain Sajwani also established DAMAC Maison in 2011. This firm provides bespoke services to the residents of over 15,000 hotel apartments across The Middle East. The company quickly became one of the largest hotel apartment bespoke service providers in the world not very many years after it was launched.
As the Hussain Sajwani family is committed to social causes, a few years ago he provided AED two million in funding for a charity that was clothing impoverished children around the world. The critically needed money help to provide warm and comfortable clothing to about 50,000 children.
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