Hussain Sajwani wants the world to know he’s Donald Trump’s man in the GCC. From his perch in Dubai, the billionaire real-estate mogul is busy working to strengthen — and promote — his relationship with the Trump Organization. And he’s making no apologies, whatever critics might say about potential conflicts for America’s first family.
Sajwani has two golf-course development deals with the president’s family company in Dubai, which netted Trump as much as $10 million in 2015 and 2016, according to US financial disclosures. The tie-up with Trump has transformed Sajwani from a little-known Dubai developer into someone who describes himself in press releases as “Trump’s Middle Eastern business partner”.
“Mr. Trump getting elected definitely enhanced the profile of his organisation’s brand,” he said in the London office of his company, Damac Properties Dubai Co. “Being his partner, we get a benefit.”