Shortly after the 2016 U.S presidential elections that gave Donald Trump a landslide win over his close competitor Democrat Hilary Clinton, Trump invited a handful of close friends to a VVIP private dinner party. It happened that the dinner party that Trump planned coincidentally took place during the Eve of The New Year. Among the invitees were DAMAC Properties CEO and founder Hussain Sajwani, who traveled from Dubai, the headquarters of his company together with his family.
In his view, Trump invited the 800 guests to share with them his joy and at the same time show appreciation for their tireless support to see him win the election. When introducing the DAMAC Properties CEO Hussain Sajwani to the rest of his friends, the President-elect called the Sajwanis ‘the most beautiful family’ in Dubai. Although this may have been a mere talk, it can be taken to mean that Trump personally appreciates the DAMAC Properties founder.
When he stood to accept the invitation, Hussain Sajwani acknowledged that it was an honor to be among the few that were invited to the private dinner party. He told the close to 1,000 attendees that the two families have had close ties that started a long time ago. “Today is one of the happiest moments of my family. Although we have met the Trump family on several occasions before, my family and I have never been part of a large friendship like this before. Trump and his wife Ivanka have visited us in Dubai on many occasions before but I must agree that never have I ever been joyous as tonight,” Sajwani said.
Hussain Sajwani founded DAMAC Properties, a real estate, engineering, architecture, building and construction company in 1976. Since it was started, this Dubai-based company has grown to become one of the most recognized property management agencies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). To date, DAMAC has employed thousands of employees who include various industry experts and has built more than 22,700 separate units. Most of the buildings are for commercial and residential purposes. With the help of DAMAC, Hussain Sajwani has built the Trump International Course Dubai in honor of his friend Donald
Although he is a rich man, Hussain does not believe that the wealthy should live their own lives forgetting the poor. For this reason, Hussain donates to various charitable organizations in his country. Recently, he donated 2 million AED to clothe 50,000 children after the UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed asked well-wishers to support his Ramadan Initiative.