Hussain Sajwani is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of DAMAC Group, a real estate firm specializing in commercial, residential, and leisure properties in the Middle East and Dubai. He was born in 1954 to a very humble family. His father was part-time in real estate but fulltime committed to his shop selling pens and watches, while his mother sold household goods and fabric. Spending most of his childhood at the shop, Sajwani learned the realities of running a business and its struggles. These put him off taking up the family business as he felt he had an entrepreneurial spirit that needed utilization.
When the government of Dubai passed a law allowing foreigners to own property, Hussain Sajwani took the advantage to grow and develop his company. He realized that many foreigners wanted to possess properties in Dubai, and he succeeded selling his units in his first project before construction even began. Today DAMAC Group is one of the most successful real estate companies in the world, and in 2013 it was listed on the London Stock Exchange. The first real estate company from the Middle East to do so. It has completed many award-winning projects including two large Trump branded golf courses and is currently developing Damac Hills located in Dubailand. The Trump International Golf Club won the award for best golf development at the international property awards held in London.
Apart from being a successful businessman, Hussain Sajwani is a philanthropist. He believes that after someone achieves the success he has, it is paramount that one gives back to the society to help the less fortunate ones, and he donates to various charities across Dubai. One of the charities Hussain funds helps over 50,000 children have access to clothing, and necessary supplies to keep them comfortable and warm. He continues to support the youth develop and achieve their goals in life, whether in the business world or pursuing an excellent education. He is a husband and a father who enjoys spending time with his family. He inspires his children to work hard in life and always to follow their heart desires.