Hussain Sajwani is the founder, chairman and CEO of DAMAC Group, a versatile real estate company which focuses on leisure properties, residential properties and commercial properties in Dubai. They have created a luxury golfing community and also own the largest catering service in the Middle East. DAMAC Group certainly has a diverse range of what they can offer, but they seem to handle it all very well. Most of that is all thanks to the tireless spirit of the founder and CEO, Hussain Sajwani.
Hussain Sajwani grew up working in his father’s watch and pen shop. Hussain was used to long hours and the struggles of owning a small business. His father had some real estate ventures on the side, but his main goal was to continue his shop. Hussain Sajwani decided to take up the real estate business instead, and didn’t stop there. He looked for opportunities to expand, and when legislation passed allowing foreign buyers to own real estate in Dubai, he grabbed the market and was so successful, he sold units he hadn’t even built yet!
2013 was a big year for the DAMAC Group. They were the first foreign real estate company located in the Middle East to be listed in the London Stock Exchange and have won awards for their projects in Dubai all the way out to the United Kingdom. They also partnered with Donald Trump and Tiger Woods for the creation of two Trump-branded golf courses, The Trump International Golf Course and The Trump World Golf Course, the latter of which is expected to be completed late this year.
Hussain Sajwani enjoys giving to local charities within Dubai and reminds us that giving back to our community is important for not just those it helps, but for us as well. He is a firm believer in hard work, dedication and devotion to a project will lead to its success. He plans on expanding DAMAC Group even further, but doesn’t ever forget to spend time with his family, encouraging his children to chase their own dreams.