Hussain Sajwani started working at his father’s shop when he was only seven years old. He recalls that every day after school, his father would take to the shop where they could stay till late into the night. The shop stocked consumer items, watches, office products, Chinese and Indian imports, and many other products. Initially, Hussain thought his father; Ali Sajwani was punishing him by making him stay at the shop until late night. He once said to his father on the fact that he had no interest in joining him in business. He wanted to study hard, earn a degree and eventually become a professional. However, as Hussain puts it, the lessons that he learned while working with his father at the shop have greatly contributed to his current success.
Hussain’s education background
Hussain Sajwani had the opportunity to acquire quality education. He attended the University of Washington where he earned a degree in Economics and Industrial engineering. Traveling to America exposed Sajwani to many opportunities and also helped in opening his mind and hands to the opportunities available in his country.
Upon graduating from the Washington University, Hussain returned to his home country where he launched his career at the Abu Dhabi oil company as a project manager. He, however, did not work in this company for long. Hussain quit and established a catering business. His company was given the opportunity to supply food products for the U.S army in Iraq and Kuwait. The business earned him a lot of experience on how to organize and run a huge company.
Venturing into real estate
During this time, Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC owner, also established DAMAC holdings, a real estate firm. However, the company did not pick up well until 2002 when the government allowed foreigners to own land in Dubai. Hussain grabbed the opportunity and began developing high-end properties that include hotels, residential and commercial properties.
According to relationshipscience.com, Hussain has been working closely with Donald Trump for a long time. Before he became the president of the United States, Donald Trump signed a contract with the DAMAC properties to build a mega golf course known as the Trump golf course. Even after he became the president, Hussain continues to maintain a professional close relationship with Trump.
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