DAMAC Properties: The Legacy of Hussain Sajwani

DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani
DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani

DAMAC Properties was launched in 2002 as a luxury real estate developer serving investors who seek exclusive, unparalleled living experiences in Dubai, UAE. Under the leadership of owner Hussain Sajwani, DAMAC Properties has evolved into one of the area’s foremost luxury developers, with projects across the Middle East and extending as far as the United Kingdom.


DAMAC Properties develops luxury apartment towers and elite golf course communities in partnership with internationally renowned designer brands such as Bugatti, Fendi Casa, Just Cavalli, and Versace Home to create stunningly designed living concepts, lavish amenities, and ‘limited edition’ living experiences such as an exclusive golf course designed by the legendary Tiger Woods.


The firm also partners with Paramount Hotels & Resorts to operate and manage elite hotels and full-service hotel apartment residences, providing the ultimate in luxury concierge and housekeeping services to ensure each guest or resident’s maximum comfort and indulgence.  DAMAC Properties’ hospitality division DAMAC Maison serves residents in more than 13,000 full-service hotel rooms and hotel residences, positioning DAMAC Properties as one of the foremost developers and operators of luxury hotel apartments in the Middle East.


Poised among the most respected luxury property development companies in the area, DAMAC Properties has delivered some 20,230 units, and presently holds more than 44,000 units at varying stages of development and construction in its development portfolio.


DAMAC Properties has reached the pinnacle of success by fulfilling their client’s vision of seamless luxury, and by embracing refined excellence in everything that characterizes their luxury properties, from the choice of breathtaking locations, to finest quality materials, and top-tier architects, designers and contractors, down to every minor detail that defines impeccable luxury and comfort.


DAMAC Properties Founder and CEO Hussain Sajwani


DAMAC Properties owner, CEO, and founder Hussain Sajwani is a UAE national and graduate of the University of Washington.  Sajwani began as a Contracts Manager working for a subsidiary of ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company), after which he launched his own catering business in 1982. This modest company grew to become a leader in the field that manages more than 200 projects in the Middle East, Africa, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).


Sajwani was also among the key figures behind the real estate boom in Dubai during the mid-90s, developing new hotels in the area to accommodate the increase in foreigners coming to do businesses the UAE. In 2002 Sajwani established DAMAC Properties as a publicly listed company trading on the Dubai Financial Market.  Since then, the company has grown into one of the Middle East’s most successful property development firms, with some 2,000 employees, and influential projects in cities such as Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Amman, Beirut, Jeddah, Riyadh, and even as far as London.


DAMAC Properties owes its success largely to DAMAC owner, Hussain Sajwani and his leadership abilities, entrepreneurial savvy, as well as successful strategies in areas such as administration, finance, marketing and sales.  Sajwani’s simple mantra that apparently makes him unstoppable is “With dedication, desire, and determination, anything is possible.”


Ranked among the 100 most influential Arabs in the world, Sajwani has demonstrated his capacity to transform a vision into a successful corporate entity, and to provide the leadership required to ensure the entity’s longevity as well as potential for continued growth.


Sajwani has also demonstrated his skill and expertise as a shrewd trader and investor after achieving success in the capital and global equity markets, and his flagship investment Company DICO Investments Co LLC currently holds securities investment portfolios in various regional and international markets.  DICO Investments holds majority and minority assets in various publicly traded companies, while also focusing on private equities, mergers, and acquisitions and pursuing continued regional and international investment opportunities.


An all-around entrepreneur and investor with varied interests and an instinct for growth markets, Sajwani also holds many varied assets in the world of trading, including such names as Al Amana Building Materials, an Oman-based international corporation that represents such globally respected names as Villeroy & Boch, Grohe, and Dorn Bracht, among many others. Sajwani’s portfolio also includes other business interests in this field such as Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles Co, which is the first and currently one of the only two tile manufacturers in the UAE.


Sajwani has also invested in a company that is based regionally and listed publicly on the Muscat Securities Market, known as Al Jazeira Services.  Listed in 1997, this company has managed to sustain growth in fluctuating market conditions, and is now backed by over US$ 110 million.


Committed to incentivizing communities, Sajwani is an active board member of such notable organizations as the Majan University College in Muscat Oman, Emirates Takaful Company in Abu Dhabi, and JUNO Online in New York.


In Sajwani’s personal life, he is married with four children and resides with his family in Dubai.

For more information on DAMAC owner, Hussain Sajwani visit his website: http://www.hussainsajwani.com/ar/about-hussain-sajwani/


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