As the owner of DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani has always believed that “you get out what you put in.” Although he has been immensely successful in business, he realizes that this principle applies to every aspect of life, not just one’s chosen profession. Either way, you don’t become as successful as he has overnight. Indeed, it had been his dream to start some iteration of DAMAC Properties for quite a long time.
In his younger days, Hussain Sajwani worked as a vendor providing catering services to people working in the energy fields in Abu Dhabi during the 1980s. For many it would have been a respectable line of work. But Mr. Sajwani knew he could do better. That is how DAMAC Properties was born. Although his food business had contracts with the US Army, Sajwani looked around himself and pondered for a number of years what his next move should be. The property developer knew that his family had dabbled in real estate in Dubai, and so the seeds were planted for the founding of DAMAC Properties in 2002. The best way to sum it up is that Hussain Sajwani (@HussainSajwaniOfficial) went for broke, and he did so in a grand fashion. Although DAMAC Properties was a new company in 2002, it built top-of-the-line developments with only the best tastes in mind, marketing them aggressively. The company did well, and because of Mr. Sajwani’s guidance they were able to navigate the property crash in Abu Dhabi in 2008.
Mr. Sajwani is also proud of the relationships he cultivated over the years, and he realizes that it is only through consistency that many of these partnerships are able to flourish. Indeed, he even runs in the same circles as U.S. President Donald Trump. He is proud of the fact that he built the Trump International Golf Course in Dubai. Even the president realizes he did solid work. Trump recently called Hussain’s family “the most beautiful people” during a recent speech. It’s also probably because he was recently noted for donating 2 million AED in a campaign to close 50,000 needy children around the world. Giving back is important to Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC Properties. After all, it yet again circles back to his main core principle: you get out what you put in.
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