Hussain Sajwani never imagined growing up that one day he’d be business partners and friends with the leader of the free world. Sajwani and Trump have become really close over the decade they’ve known each other.
The two’s relationship started in 2003 when they collaborated on a project that involved developing luxury golf courses. The business relationship has been so profitable for both that the DAMAC owner is eager to do more business deals with Trump in the future.
However, since Trump has become the U.S. President he’s announced he has no plans to do business any new business deals. True to his word he even turned down Sajwani’s offer of a $2 billion dollar real estate deal. That hasn’t stopped the two from being friends though. They celebrated new years eve together in 2017.
The billionaire entrepreneur is a real estate savant. He is regarded by many as a pioneer of the property market expansion of Dubai. Coming into the industry at a time when it became very lucrative in the area.
The Dubai government decree that allowed foreigners to own properties in the Emirates. Sajwani constructed several luxury hotels in anticipation of the influx of people the area was about to experience.
DAMAC was founded in 2002 as a part of the DAMAC Group by Hussain Sajwani. In the beginning DAMAC was just a small private residential, leisure and commercial developer in Dubai and the Middle East.
It has grown and expanded exponentially in the ten plus years since it was established. Becoming a leader in developing luxury properties. It now has offices in North Africa, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.
Sajwani also does philanthropy work through DAMAC’s hospitality division, DAMAC Maison. He is particularly passionate about helping needy children in the community. He has worked with several organizations that provide bespoke services to children. He also does work to inspire youth in bad situations to dream big and never give up.