Hussain Sajwani is a renowned entrepreneur, business expert, and philanthropist. Sajwani influence in the business world can be felt far and wide. He has invested in properties in countries such as the US and UAE. Currently, he is considering expanding his businesses to countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Sajwani is known to have a taste of things of which this can be seen in his marketing strategies. At times he gives out Lamborghinis to property buyers.
Hussain Sajwani started out in the food industry in the 1980s. He used to supply food services to workers in the energy sector in Abu Dhabi. Sajwani also got contracts to be offering catering services to the US military during the operation desert storm in Iraqi. Sajwani provided quality food services leading to him being offered more deals. These contracts enabled him to work with the US military in other places such as Somalia and Bosnia. He remembers this experience with pride as it helped him gain the relevant business experience.
In 2002, Hussain Sajwani founded DAMAC. Based in Dubai, DAMAC develops luxury properties. There was a boom in the real estate sector as it was around this time that the government allowed foreigners to own property in Dubai. Sajwani decided the property was the future. DAMAC properties did well as the company implemented aggressive marketing strategies. In 2008 when there was an economic crisis, DAMAC was able to carry on with the implementation of strict measures such as cutting of costs, eliminating some projects, and implementing of strict measures against buyers when it was necessary.
In the cause of doing business, Hussain Sajwani has been able to make friends in high places. One such friend is President Donald Trump. Sajwani became friends with President Trump even before he was elected. Not only is Trump his friend, they jointly do business. In partnership with the Trump brand, Sajwani opened a Trump hotel in Dubai. On New Year’s Eve of 2017, Sajwani was invited by Trump to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to celebrate his election victory. Trump gave Sajwani a shout-out at the event.