The Early Life and Career of Billionaire Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani is a national of the United Arab Emirate and the Chairman and Founder of a global real estate agency, DAMAC Properties. He began his career at a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil, GASCO, as a contracts manager immediately after graduating with a degree in Economics from the Washington University. Two years later, Hussain Sajwani established a business that would specialize in catering services. While his catering division began humbly, it gradually grew to become a market leader with over 200 global projects. It currently serves over 150,000 food chains in the Middle East, CIS, and Africa. Hussain Sajwani’s catering division serves army camps, five-star hotels, and construction sites. It also provides ancillary services such as workforce supply, maintenance, and camp management.

Hussain Sajwani is well-known for pioneering the expansion of the property market in the Middle East. He was instrumental in the construction of several five-star hotels that would accommodate foreigners visiting Dubai for business deals in the mid-1990s. Mr. Hussain identified a niche in the real estate market and formed DAMAC Properties, which has since grown to become one of the top realtors in the UAE. Mr. Sajwani’s vast experience in the property development world has been one of the critical drivers of the success of DAMAC Properties. He has initiated the development of several prestigious projects in global cities such as London, Abu Dhabi, Amman, Dubai, and Riyadh.

DAMAC Properties currently has approximately 2000 employees across the globe, and its shares trade publicly on the Dubai Securities Exchange. Over time, DAMAC Properties has built a track record in the world of real estate and has constructed over 20,880 apartments with over 40,000 units in progress. DAMAC Properties is a prestigious brand in the property development market and has joined forces with lifestyle and fashion brands to design exciting living concepts. DAMAC Properties has recently launched, DAMAC Maison, one of its hospital divisions that specializes in the provision of bespoke medical care to hotel apartments and hotel rooms. The move will position DAMAC Properties as the top operators in the real estate and hotel apartment fields. View Sajwani’s career history on LinkedIn.

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