Hussain Sajwani is a man who is known for his outrageous and often boisterous marketing campaigns for his ultra-luxurious hotels, office buildings, and golf courses. For a man who is known for being so outgoing and embracing of opulence, the truth of his private life is far different. This is nowhere more evident than in the Dubai offices of his company The DAMAC Group. The offices of the DAMAC owner more closely resemble the spartan cells of a Buddhist monk than the high rise executive offices of a powerful global businessman and head of an international conglomerate.
In his offices, there are few pictures of the Hussain Sajwani family, and even fewer of Sajwani with his high power friends and business associates. He has no awards on display, no accolades of his achievements, of which there are many, but there is one small plaque, cheap and simple as it is, that he has on display in a place of honor. It was issued to him by the United States Army in recognition of his work in providing excellence in food service during the First Gulf War. It was the companies first major undertaking, and it also served as an opportunity for Sajwani to reconnect with the important foundations of his upbringing. These beliefs of charity, humility, and concern for one’s fellow man are important to him, and help to guide him through everything that he does.
It is these beliefs that led him to take part in a recent charitable campaign to help clothe more than one million children in need around the globe. To help support the campaign’s efforts Sajwani and the DAMAC Group recently gave AED 2M. The contribution is one of the largest that the company has ever made and will go a long way toward helping those who need it the most.
This is just one way that Sajwani is keeping in touch with his roots and giving back to the world that has given him o much. He may appear to be a man of extravagant tastes, but at the core, he is just a man of simple means who still knows that the most important things in life have nothing to do money, and everything to do with heart.
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