Hussain Sajwani is one of the wealthiest businessmen in the UAE, which is a country home to only five billionaires, including him. His wealth was the result of his hard work after he invested his time and energy to build a catering services firm and a real estate firm called DAMAC. The DAMAC Properties is the leading real estate and property development firm in the Middle East, and he established it in 2002 after reports about the future transformation of Dubai’s skyline and infrastructure started to spread. Hussain Sajwani currently holds the position as the company’s chairman and CEO, and he has been doing a great job in leading his company to success.
According to the Arab News, before he became a real estate and property development mogul, Hussain Sajwani had to face a lot of challenges along the way. One of these challenges was the having to figure out what he will be doing after he graduated. He is an alumnus of the University of Washington, and when he returned to the UAE, the only job he could find was a contract manager for GASCO. He briefly worked with the company and decided to quit because he never liked the post. He started thinking about building a business, and because of the massive number of people in his area, he decided to open up a catering services firm, serving the nearby US Army Base and an engineering company which has a lot of employees. Soon, Hussain Sajwani’s catering business became a hit, and it also spread across the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia spawning a lot of franchise.
His catering services firm became a huge hit, and it gave him his first millions. However, he still wanted to earn more, so he ventured into the real estate and property development sector. He established the DAMAC Properties, and he started to participate in building and construction projects across the Middle East. His company is responsible for the creation of beautiful high-rises across the region, and he also revealed more plans for skyscraper constructions that will start later this year. Hussain Sajwani stated that DAMAC Properties had changed his life, and he was grateful because his life transformed because of his businesses. See Hussain Sajwani’s job history.