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Hussain Sajwani, chairman, CEO and founder of the DAMAC Group is an entrepreneurial visionary and a businessman who has accomplished what few have in their lifetime. DAMAC properties; a luxury residential real estate developer was created in 2002 by Hussain and provides unparalleled living accommodations in Dubai, UAE. As one of the top luxury developers it has projects in the GCC, the Middle East at large, and even the United Kingdom. DAMAC Properties currently develops multi-million square foot golf course communities that include high-rise private apartment towers and unique one-of-a-kind living experiences and operates as well as manages hotel apartments that are serviced and five star hotels.

Hussain Sajwani has partnered with Paramount Hotels & Resorts and Donald Trump to complete some of his projects. Donald Trump referred to Hussain as, “a very, very, very amazing man,” and praised the deals they’ve worked on together. DAMAC and Hussain have also joined up with fashion and lifestyle brands to bring fresh and innovative living ideas to the market. One of his featured partnerships is a Tiger Woods designed golf course which will ultimately be managed by The Trump Organization and includes luxury apartments with Italian fashioned interiors designed by Verdace and Fendi. DAMAC Properties has close to 2,000 employees and has one of the best track records for a luxury property development company. It has unbelievably completed over 16,800 homes by developing over 44,000 units.

As a man of high moral standards and ethics, Hussain Sajwani participates in philanthropic endeavors and has donated millions of dollars to various charitable foundations and organizations. The #UAECompassion campaign, which supports thousands of refugees in Jordan and Lebanon who were hit by the snowstorm Huda, received AED one million from Hussain and DAMAC. Hussain stated, “It is our humanitarian duty to do whatever we can for our brothers facing an unthinkable freezing cold winter away from their homes.” The ‘Tarahamu’ campaign also received help with a donation to the UAE Red Crescent, who helps those most severely affected by weather.

Hussain Sajwani graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering and economics and lives with his wife and 4 children to this day.http://www.celebfamily.com/entrepreneur/hussain-sajwani-family.html