The life and career of Dubai’s real estate titan and DAMAC owner, Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani is Dubai’s real estate titan and the owner of the globally recognized DAMAC properties. He started this real estate company in 2002 to cater for the growing need of foreigners looking to settle and own property in the region. Soon after starting the company, the DAMAC owner landed a lucrative deal to construct a luxury apartment 38 stories tall. This is how the self-billionaire began to change the Dubai skyline. A metropolis now synonymous with skyscrapers was just another city before Mr. Sajwani started building. He had a vision for the city, a vision that saw it grow to a global business, real estate, and holiday hub.

A life of achievements

Despite coming from a humble background, Mr. Sajwani has had a lot of success in his business life. He started his career at GASCO where he was hired as a contract manager. He went ahead to start a catering business in1982 which over the years has been very successful. Catering aside as real estate is where he shines. Since Hussain started his real estate company in 2002, he has managed to complete over 20,000 projects successfully. Most of these projects were luxury residential buildings. His most notable projects include the Tiger Woods conceptualized golf course that will be done in collaboration with the Trump Organization; the Fendi interiors luxury villas, apartments and cottages; and the Italian fashion house, Versace interior luxury apartments.

The ‘Donald of Dubai’

The businessman, Hussain Sajwani is a close of the real estate tycoon and U.S. President, Donald Trump. The two are always seen hanging out together during family and business gatherings. It is this close friendship between Sajwani and the U.S. president, Donald Trump that has earned him the nickname, ‘Donald of Dubai.’


Now a self-made billionaire, Sajwani uses part of his wealth for philanthropy and to promote good courses across the world. His philanthropic efforts have been acknowledged across the globe. The DIMAC owner recently made an AED two million to the underprivileged children dressing operations around the world. He has also made generous contributions to other philanthropic organizations for different courses.

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