On February 18th, two of Donald Trump’s sons, Eric and Donald Jr. opened the Trump-branded golf course in the Dubai Emirates. The golf course was a project that was executed with the partnership of the Trump organization and DAMAC Properties of Hussain Sajwani. The gold course is situated in the middle of upcoming villas and apartments owned by the DAMAC organization. Some of the villas are co-owned by Trump’s organization and sell for approximately 1.3 million dollars and 4 million dollars. On the opening day of the golf course, the two sons attended a luncheon at Hussain’s mansion located at the Palm Jumeirah. Eric commented that he and his family were blessed to forge both a business and personal relationship with Hussain Sajwani. Sajwani expressed his satisfaction in working with Trump’s organization. Donald Trump and Hussain Sajwani’s families celebrated New Year’s Eve at Donald Trump’s home and expressed public appreciation of their union.
Hussain Sajwani began DAMAC in 2002 to engage in the construction of commercial, leisure and residential properties in the Middle East. The firm has many investments in real estate and a string of upcoming projects with the contribution of business partners. Hussain led Damac during the July 2008 summer lull which rendered most enterprises bankrupt. He responded abruptly to the crisis by cutting down expenditure costs, raising standards for buyers of the properties and controlling costs. Damac got through the temporary crisis successfully and continued to be a leading construction and real estate firm in the region. Hussain began his career in the food business by supplying food and catering services to staff in the industrial sector of Abu Dhabi. He provided food to the US army in various regions around the world under contract before resigning from the food industry. Hussain stated that the food industry limits one to make only millions and not billions. He explained that supplying food limited the business to low margins and small business possibilities. According to US records, the firm awarded Hussain with 1 million dollars from contracts with the US army. Hussain stated he will continue working with Donald Trump through DAMAC and explained that his relationship with Trump is devoid of political influence.