The Business Career of Hussain Sajwani

It is no exaggeration to say that Hussain Sajwani is a man who has accomplished more in several decades than most people accomplish in a entire lifetime.

Directly after graduating from college at the University of Washington, Hussain Sajwani embarked on a short career in the Arabian oil industry working for such notable names as GASCO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company as a manager who oversaw major business contracts.

A couple years later, in 1982 he broke off from GASCO and began operating a independent catering outlet which eventually became so successful that he expanded the operation from servicing companies in the Middle East to Africa and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States, formerly the Soviet Union).

However, Mr. Sajwani did not really rise to fame in the Middle East until 2002 when founded the Dubai based company, DAMAC (a acronym which stands for the Dariah Management Services Company). Hussain Sajwani set out for DAMAC, a high-end retail, luxury property development managerial firm, to exploit a new found market – that of foreign residents.

During the early 2000s in Dubai a decree was signed which allowed foreign individuals to own property and control land within the United Arab Emirates, a change which had as much cultural impact as it did market impact.

What it meant was that there was a whole new untapped market of wealthy foreigners who were looking for high end residential properties all through the Middle East that weren’t really being specifically catered to.

With cunning foresight, the DAMAC owner began selling properties to this newfound niche and managed because of it to turn his company into one of the premiere residential management firms in not just Dubai, but all of the Middle East. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani:

Mr. Sajwani is married and presently has four children; the Hussain Sajwani family currently reside in Dubai.