The Untold Story of Hussain Sajwani

About Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani was born in 1956 to a middle class family in Dubai. He is the eldest son in a family of five. Hussain join the University of Washington to pursue a degree in Bachelor of Science in Economics and Industry Engineering in 1981. His interest in business started at a tender age. In fact, he would closely watch his father manage his shop. Hussain Sajwani family lives in Dubai.

After graduating from the university, Hussain Sajwani began his carrier as a contracts manger in GASCO, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Having gained enough managerial experience, Hussain ventured into business.

In 1982, he started a catering venture, which now ranks among the market leaders in the catering industry with over 200 projects under its management. The firm offers more than 150000 types of meals daily. Hussain’s catering business supplies its products to the Middle East, Africa, and the CSI.

Hussain Sajwani tenure at DAMAC Properties

In 2002, Hussain Sajwani founded DAMAC Properties, a world-class residential property developer. He took advantage of the increase in foreigners living in the Emirates as accommodation facilities were becoming scarce.

Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC owner would target the non-Emiratis. While serving as the chairman of DAMAC properties, Hussain Sajwani donated two million through AED to provide clothing to one billion children across the world. The clothing campaign was initiated by DAMAC Properties and Emirates Red Crescent, a humanitarian organization founded in 1983.

Mohamed Abdullah Alhaj Al Zaroni, the manager of UAE Red Crescent recognized and appreciated Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC for their generosity. Mohamed was highly overwhelmed by the campaign and believed that it would bring impact to the society.

Today, DAMAC Properties has already completed 8890 units covering 9070264 sq. ft. Currently, DAMAC has 19136 units under construction across the Middle East region. Of 19136 units, 5193 were completed in 2013.