Meet the Real Estate Titan: Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani is the king of real estate in Dubai, Africa and the whole of the Middle East. His entrepreneur experiences together with his humanitarian activities have led him to be named in the list of the top 100 most influential Arabs in the world.

Hussain Sajwani’s philanthropic experience may have had something to do with his childhood because he came from a humble background. His father did everything within his reach to see his family got all the basic needs. Sajwani began visiting his father’s shop at the tender age of three years. During this time, he saw his father struggle with the harsh reality of running a business.

Hussain Sajwani began putting his business expertise to work in the University where he sold time share apartments. After earning his degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics, he got a job at GASCO as a contractor manager. Although he describes this as the hardest job he has ever done in his life, Sajwani also admits he learned a lot from the venture. He discovered that time was of importance in making a business successful and also learned that employees had a lot of great ideas to share when given a chance.

Hussain Sajwani began his first business in 1982. His first venture was in the food industry, and at the moment the company serves 150000 meals in the Middle East every day. In the 2000s, when the government allowed real estate, he began DAMAC Enterprises. He is among the pioneers of the real estate business in Dubai.

DAMAC Enterprises has made more than 20000 people proud homeowners. They also develop commercial properties like offices and conference rooms. To see that his clients get the best they are is in the market he invests in his team to empower them for quality work. He also encourages his team members to share ideas to see that the company is rich in terms of innovations.

Hussain Sawani also plays his role by researching historical books to know better ways to conduct his business. Sajwani also travels a lot to see what is new in the market. The success of DAMAC Enterprises is attributed to his excellent leadership.