Just this last April, the Hussain Sajwani family and the Trump family got together for another special occasion, the wedding of Sajwani’s daughter Amira. President Trump, the first lady and first daughter Ivanka were not present due to pressing matters at home, but Donald Jr. and Eric Trump and their families both attended. All of them were pictured in a photo with the Dubai real estate mogul with whom they consider to be a great friend of the family’s. The Trumps and Sajwani have already opened several golf courses in the UAE together including the AKOYA Oxygen property and the Trump International Golf Club which opened around the same time President Trump took office. Eric and Donald Jr. also stopped by the Trump World Club which will be opening some time in the near future. Trump did turn down one deal with Sajwani for reasons he said were to avoid showing a conflict of interest as president, but Sajwani believes more deals can be done.
Hussain Sajwani has earned the title of “Real Estate Legend,” an honor he was given at an Arabian Business Awards ceremony. He’s been the key investor and funding source for magnificent buildings in places such as Dubai’s financial district where Park Towers stands tall, Marina Terrace’s hotels, Beirut’s DAMAC Tower, the DAMAC Maison property and AYKON City, a hotel and high-rise housing city within Dubai itself. He also has designs in his buildings from Bugatti, Cavalli and Versace. Sajwani also controls stakes in DICO Investments, Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles and Al Amana Building Supplies.
Hussain Sajwani came from a simple background as the son of a trade shop owner, but he made it to the University of Washington where he got his degree in business. For the first several years of his career he was a contracts manager for an Abu Dhabi oil company, and then he began a catering venture. That catering company was an international success though it only made millions compared to the billions he would make after starting DAMAC Properties in 2002. But Sajwani is proud of having a background in the food industry and proud to have served US troops during the Gulf War of 1991. The catering company is still operating as part of Sajwani’s hotels.