How DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani Gives Back To The Broader Community

DAMAC owner Hussain Sajwani is highly engaged when it comes to corporate social responsibility. He established the Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation initiative which supports a number of causes dedicated to education and developing employable skills which result in an empowered society. He says that he has had huge success as an entrepreneur and so wanted to give back to others so that they could find success as well.

The nonprofits that he supports as the DAMAC owner are ones located in the United Arab Emirate, especially in Dubai where Hussain Sajwani’s real estate company is located. He says that Dubai is full of potential just waiting to be unlocked through people getting a good education and doing hard work. According to Akhbarak, among the nonprofits he has supported over the years are Dubai Cares, the Dar Al Ber Society, and the Emirates Red Crescent. He donated AED 1 million to this latter organization which resulted in five million people gaining access to clean water.

Another initiative that Hussain Sajwani supports is One Million Arab Coders. This is a nonprofit that provides a free online platform for those in the Middle East to learn software development on. Once the course is completed the students receive online certifications and access to an exclusive job platform where they can find work. In a post from, the types of jobs people completing these courses can get are data analyst specialist, front-end web developer, app developer, and becoming a full-stack web developer. The first students in this program graduated in April 2018 and the program can be completed in just three months.

Hussain Sajwani was born in either 1952 or 1953 (the UAE didn’t keep birth records back then). His biggest success was becoming the DAMAC owner. When the UAE started to allow foreigners to buy homes in that country he seized upon this opportunity and started DAMAC, a real estate development firm that exclusively builds luxury properties. He has now built thousands of villas, apartments, and condos in several different nations. Among his largest developments are Mina Al Sultan Qaboos, Nine Elms Property Limited, and AKYON Maldives Resort. Learn more by visiting his website.

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