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.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is a healthy source for hydration harvested from the spring above the Mauna Loa Volcano and filtered through the volcanic rock as it flows to the base. After 14,000 feet of porous volcanic rock, it emerges infused with the essential minerals, silica, magnesium and calcium. Plus, the water has an alkaline content that makes it ideal for human consumption. Waiakea Water has an alkaline ph of 7.6 to 8.2.
Not only is Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water healthy, it is also carbon neutral. The water is harvested from a sustainable source thousands of miles away from the nearest industrial plant. The plastic bottle is now made of a product that degrades and is reabsorbed by the earth in 15 years, plus the bottle is recyclable.
Waiakea is currently the only bottled water using this new degradable plastic bottle. Every other plastic water bottle will be discarded and found in a landfill or end up as litter. Today, our Asian neighbors pollute the ocean with more than eight million tons of plastic annually. In the United States, of the 50 billion plastic bottles used only 12 billion were recycled. That means 75% of the bottles used are somewhere polluting our environment.
Since the average plastic bottle takes up to 1,000 years to degrade, we will be forced to live with this pollution for centuries. Waiakea cares about the environment. It donates three percent of its revenue to the community and non-profits. It gives a week’s supply of water to the Southeastern African country of Malawi for every bottle of water it sells. Waiakea also uses low emission vehicles to deliver its bottled water.
Waiakea makes every effort to take care of the environment and it’s making great strides toward hydrating the world with clean water. In 2018, Waiakea may be the only bottled water company embracing the new biodegradable plastic, but hopefully others will be soon to follow.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was named Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies. It has continued to represent all the positive traits that placed it in that position. It’s most substantial step has been to be the first bottled water company to use a fully biodegradable plastic bottle.