The topic of entrepreneurship is a broad topic, with so many possible explanations. But the primary thing in any form of business is meeting customers’ needs surpassing their expectations. This idea is the fact that Hussain Sajwani the owner of the DAMAC properties has identified and based the success of its business on it. With the many purposes, the DAMAC owner has proved to meet the rising need of and hospitality services in the middle east.
It is important to acknowledge the past of Hussain to be able to understand how he became a magnificent businessman. The most important thing is that as a young man, Hussain Sajwani was initiated into the aspects of the business by his father who imported electronic items from China. Also, to sharpen on the passion for business the DAMAC owner managed to get the best education, graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Washington University.
After school, Hussain earned his first job with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company as the contract manager. He would only serve in this position for a few years as his passion had was to follow the steps of his father and develop his own business.
By 1982, Hussain Sajwani had started his own catering business, a project that is currently performing magnificently. Though launched as a small venture, the plan today serves over 150,000 meals per day in more than 200 projects. The primary clients involved are educational institutions, campsites, army bases and other offshore markets.
When UAE started experiencing an influx in the number of visitors in 1990s, Hussain saw another opportunity of building hotels and other properties, something that has stood out to be his main idea today. In 2002, he established the DAMAC Properties to manage all his real estate and other affiliated business.
The firm has developed some of the prominent hotels, villas and luxury apartments in the UAE. Most of these investments are in Abu Dhabi, Jordan, Doha, Beirut, Amman, Dubai and England. Besides the properties, Hussain Sajwani is also involved in the construction material and capital market business.
As an international brand, the DAMAC owner involves some of the leading brands in his business. Most remarkably is his association with President Donald Trump in the development of Trump Golf Course in Dubai.
With all these wealth, Hussain Sajwani is respected for his periodic generous donations especially in the month of Ramadhan. For Hussain, all is work would be futile without the happiness of general humanity.