Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC Properties Look To The Future With Donald Trump
Standing where the Arabian Desert meets the Persian Gulf, Dubai’s skyline is comprised of several marvels of modern architecture. DAMAC Properties, along with founder Hussain Sajwani, is responsible for some of the city’s most dazzling real estate, the wildest promotional stunts, and has collaborated with President Donald Trump on the Trump International Golf Club.
Hussain Sajwani got his humble start in the food service industry. A plaque adorns the wall in Mr. Sajwani’s majlis (an Arabic term for “place of sitting”)that reads “In recognition of outstanding food service performed to the United States army during operation Desert Storm”. Not only did Mr. Sajwani work for the American troops in the first Iraq war but his firm also provided food in Somalia, Bosnia, and the Persian Gulf War. The DAMAC Group is still involved in several food businesses, and Hussain Sajwani sees it as a constant reminder of how important it is to build business relationships around the globe.
Hussain Sajwani took the leap from catering service provider to real estate investor in 2002, when he founded DAMAC. With Dubai seeing the beginning of an enormous real estate boom, DAMAC Properties saw serious growth in its first few months as a leisure, residential, and commercial developer. The firm expanded into North Africa, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, and Lebanon. The luxury real estate developer is now recognized across the globe, and Hussain Sajwani is currently one of only 1,645 billionaires in the world.
Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC Properties are building a luxurious 18-hole golf course to be run by the Trump Organization. The course was designed by the legendary Tiger Woods and will be located in the highly sought after AKOYA Oxygen community. Hussain Sajwani and Donald Trump hope to raise the bar for golf in the middle east with the completion of the Trump World Golf Club Dubai. Even though President Trump is required to distance himself from all of his business endeavors, Sajwani still hopes to facilitate more business deals with Trump’s children and spent New Year’s eve with the Trumps in Mar-A-Lago.