Hussain Sajwani obtained his college education at the University of Washington, graduating with a Bachelors degree in Economics. Upon graduation he worked for Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Limited as a Contracts Manager but swiftly moved on to found his own company, Draieh Management Services Co (DAMAC). He eventually renamed the company DAMAC Properties which is the name it still holds today. DAMAC, for which Hussain Sajwani serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is a global property developer of real estate properties including residential, commercial, and leisure properties throughout the Middle East.
Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC Properties, based in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai, was one of the initial developers in the mid 90’s explosion of new buildings there. As ever more people came to Dubai to live and do business, Hussain Sajwani built several hotels to accommodate them. With the real estate developments that are on track to open in the coming years DAMAC is positioned to be one of the largest hotel operators in the Middle East.
DAMAC specializes in developing luxury buildings and golf courses. The company has partnered with many high-end brands such as Versace and Bugatti to style the interiors of buildings. Hussain Sajwani also partnered with Tiger Woods in order to develop a golf course, which will be managed by the Trump Organization. Named the Trump International Golf Club, the course has attached high-end villas worth over $2 billion. There are plans for DAMAC and Trump International to partner on other projects in the Middle East in the future.
In 2013 Sajwani wrote a check for almost $550,000 as part of a charitable effort to clothe a million impoverished children around the world. In a statement he said that this donation was part of his company’s efforts to improve the standard of living around the world. Altogether the charity has raised over $32 million in US dollars.