The Hussain Sajwani family leaped into the international consciousness in 2016 when then U.S. President-Elect, Donald Trump gave the group behind the UAE-based DAMAC company a piece of the prime real estate at his annual New Year’s Eve dinner at the Florida resort of Maralago. Seated in the front row, Hussain Sajwani was praised by the U.S. President for the success the pair have achieved in developing a number of golf-based resorts in the Middle East where the luxury real estate has become the domain of the former supplier of U.S. military food services. Learn more:


Hussain Sajwani is always willing to give an insight into the activities taking him from a food services business owner to one of the best-known luxury real estate developers in the world with an eye for the dramatic and eye-catching deal. Long before he found himself rubbing shoulders with top global leaders, Hussain Sajwani founded a food services company when his work as a financial expert in the Middle Eastern energy sector allowed him to see there was a gap in the market he could turn into a profit. The DAMAC owner soon began supplying food for oil and gas exploration companies across the region and supported U.S. troops during the Iraq Wars for which the company was awarded an honor by the leaders of U.S. armed forces.


DAMAC was created by Hussain Sajwani in 2002 when he had already begun building an empire of mid-level hotels which were focused on supplying the newly opened markets of the former Soviet Union with affordable accommodation. Hussain Sajwani became famous with his DAMAC Properties group when he purchased a small piece of land in the United Arab Emirates and turned it into one of the most impressive luxury developments seen in the kingdom. Learn more:


The partnership between Hussain Sajwani, DAMAC, and President Donald Trump includes two golf course developments positioned within the grounds of DAMAC-owned properties. Two deals have already been agreed between the Trump brand and DAMAC with further deals seen as important to the growth of his company by Hussain Sajwani.