Hussain Sajwani is a self-made billionaire and is even ranked among the wealthiest man in the Middle East, in the Forbes magazine he has been listed as the fourth wealthiest man in the world. But his upbringing has contributed significantly to his success.
Hussain was born around 1953, Hussain later attained a scholarship and joined the University of Washington where he pursued a bachelors degree in industrial engineering and economics. He was among the few students who were privileged to receive support from the government to go to the United States.
Hussain Sajwani’s career journey.
After completing his studies, Hussain went back to his country and started working at the Abu Dhabi Gas industry in the finance wing. He did not work in this position for many years, after two years Hussain resigned from his job to venture into entrepreneurship.
Hussain established a catering company that would supply food to the US military; he remained in this business for several years before embarking on the hospitality sector. Staying in the catering industry opened Hussain’s eyes to more opportunities. He identified there was a need to increase the number of hotels in Dubai and this lead to the construction of a few hotels.
Hussain Sajwani worked in the hospitality sector for sometime before deciding to expand his business to property development, in each step of Hussain’s journey he has discovered a gap and by providing solutions to people has managed to be a great success.
Dubai was slowly growing, and many people would visit the country, but Hussain discovered there was a need to increase the number of resting rooms for the tourists as well as business people from foreign countries operating in Dubai.
In 2002, DAMAC property was established, DAMAC property is a real estate firm that deals with the construction of luxurious hotels, houses and has recently expanded to constructing business areas. Hussain Sajwani has displayed his exceptional leadership skills from his success, and he has managed to expand DAMAC property all over the world.
Besides business, Hussain is also passionate about giving back to the community, Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC properties have worked closely with relief organizations that work towards providing food for the less fortunate.