Hussain Sajwani: From the Food Market to Real Estate

Hussain Sajwani is one of the most notable Muslim businessmen in the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai billionaire has had a very successful career as an entrepreneur and real estate developer. He was one of the first to use a now common system to make money in real estate in the region. This led too many of his colleagues and peers referring to him as a pioneer in the industry. He benefited greatly from the Dubai market expansion in the 1990’s. It was during this time that he first began to perfect his business methods that have made him so lucrative.

 

Following up on his success in the 1990’s he decided to found DAMAC Properties. He established the luxury property development company to take his real estate business to the next level. The DAMAC owner could now expand his reach outside of his birthplace and into the global market.

 

While Sajwani has acquired a lot of wealth in real estate, the tycoon wasn’t always interested in having a career in the industry. In fact, the first business the entrepreneur created was a catering service. Though he never made the same amount of money in the food market that he had in real estate the catering service did reassure his dreams of being an accomplished entrepreneur. He now knew that he had what it took to run a business he owned. Sajwani eventually shifted more of his focus to real estate when he realized how much more money he could make in the industry as opposed to the food market. Sajwani still owns his catering service however. It has grown into one of the leading catering services worldwide.

 

Over the years Sajwani has built many business relationships. The most interesting one is probably his involvement with polarizing figure Donald Trump. The two of them’s relationship actually is deeper than that. The two have become close friends after years of working as business partners. Both have nothing but good things to say about one another, which is surprising considering Trump’s comments about Muslim immigrants. In spite of that, the two businessman have maintained both their business and personal relationship.

 

Hussain Sajwani Family

 

Hussain Sajwani is married with four children.

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