For those who are involved in the high stakes and often complicated world of real estate in the UAE, DAMAC is known for being the forefront leader in some of the most glitzy, ultra-luxury properties in the country.
Of course, what most outside of the real states market think about when they hear the name DAMAC is over the top promotions such as the recent “free Bentley with every apartment sold” promotion and the highly publicized relationship between the company and the current president of the united states, billionaire developer, TV personality, and controversial celebrity Donald J. Trump with whom the company has built high level golf courses.
What many in either regard don’t think about is the man behind the company, Hussain Sajwani, DAMAC owner. For a man who is known for creating buildings and spaces that are filled with opulence, luxury, and extravagance, however, his own home is very modest, with tasteful decor and only a few minor indulgences. In his home, the most prominent things that you will see are not rare art, lavish furnishings, or other trappings of extreme wealth, but rather pictures of his family, friends, and co-works, awards for his philanthropic activities, lovely gifts from those who he calls his dearest friends and associates, and a simple plaque that marks the origins of his empire in a business that is very different from the one that has made him one of the richest men in the world. Learn more about Hussein Sajwani: http://www.gulfconstructiononline.com/news/story/4267
The plaque simply denotes recognition of service performed in association with the Unites States Army Food Service Operation during Operation Desert Storm.
It was that service that helped to develop in him a sense of humbleness that drives him to not only bring into the world things of great beauty, but also a sense of giving back and helping those who need it the most. In that regard, he has been very generous, giving both time and money to a great many non-profits all over the world. Read more: DAMAC Chairman Relishes His Roots | The National
One of the most impressive acts of generosity that Hussain Sajwani has displayed recently is to donate more than AED 2M to a campaign run by AED which provides clothing to needy children around the world. The donation made by Hussain Sajwani will help to clothe more than a million youngsters.
The campaign as set up by The Emirates Red Crescent Organization. To date the ERC organization has raised more than AED 120M. A significant portion of that has been helped with by the Hussain Sajwani family.