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Hussain Sajwani’s Success As A Business Owner

After graduating from the University of Washington, Hussain Sajwani moved back to his native country of the United Arab Emirates. His first professional job was working as a Contracts Manager at GASCO, a company owned by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Wanting to establish his own company, he quickly moved on and started a catering company he named DAMAC. After massively expanding his business over the years, Hussain Sajwani is now worth close to $4 billion.

DAMAC owner Hussain Sajawni still operates his catering business. They serve over 150,000 meals a day at locations across the Middle East, Africa, and countries in Eastern Europe. They have a large variety of clients including schools, army camps, construction worksites, five-star hotels, and oil drilling facilities. His business was one of the major ones chosen by the US Army to feed troops during the first Gulf War.

In 2002, the UAE relaxed its laws against foreigners owning property in their nation. Spotting an excellent business opportunity to sell homes to foreigners, Hussain Sajwani established DAMAC Properties. His company has built luxury residential and retail properties throughout the Middle East including in Dubai, Doha, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, and Riyadh. He markets these properties to wealthy foreigners who are looking to purchase homes in the areas that they do international business in.

Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC Group give back to communities are part of their social responsibility programs. He donated AED two million which provided clothing to poor children around the globe. This initiative had been launched by the Prime Minister of the UAE in order to improve the standard of living in communities around the world. Sajwani’s donation was enough money to clothe 50,000 children. Describing his donation, he said that he wanted to do his part to give children the best possible chance at succeeding in life.

The Hussain Sajwani family continues to live in Dubai which is where DAMAC Group is headquartered. He is married and they have four children together. He came from a larger family himself as he has four siblings.

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