Humanity will remain in control, even in the age of the machine

By Hussain Sajwani, Chairman, DAMAC Properties

How quickly we become accustomed to new technology? In 1967, the “house of the future” – built in Disneyland, California – featured such unimaginable innovations as dishwashers, microwaves and air-conditioning.  Now, most of us would never dream of living in a home without such basic essentials.READ MORE

The customer ‘Experience’ is redefining traditional industries’ approach to driving growth

By Hussain Sajwani, Chairman, DAMAC Properties

In this new era of digital living, the user or customer experience has taken the spotlight and underpins innovation of almost every product and service out there.  From ride-sharing applications to weekends for two at the cinema, the user experience has become pivotal to the success and failure of any organization; its impact propagated by the boundless reach of social media, which can hurtle a single negative review across a million smartphone screens in a blink.READ MORE

DUBAI’S DEVELOPMENT SHOWS CITIES ARE THE DRIVERS OF ECONOMIC PROGRESS

By Hussain Sajwani, Chairman, DAMAC Properties

I’m sure we’ve all experienced the feeling driving around Dubai: turning a corner and finding a road, or a bridge, or a building we never noticed before, like it had just sprung up overnight out of nowhere. I sometimes wonder how our satnavs keep up with the pace of change in this city.READ MORE

Dubai Only City in Middle East for Luxury Property Investors

By Hussain Sajwani, Chairman, DAMAC Properties

It comes as no surprise for you to learn that Dubai has been ranked as the only city in the Middle East for luxury property investors, according to a recent report by Knight Frank. The report ranks Dubai 16th globally amongst the most coveted destinations for luxury property investors, just behind Seoul and Taipei and ahead of Geneva and Zurich.READ MORE

Let’s get social – the digital way

By Hussain Sajwani, Chairman, DAMAC Properties

For people of my generation, being social meant frequent gatherings with family members, endless long conversations with friends and celebrating important milestones and occasions. Don’t get me wrong. People of my children’s generation are just as social if not more than we are; only the spaces in which these interactions take place have found a new ecosystem of their own.READ MORE

Real estate opportunities for young entrepreneurs

By Hussain Sajwani, Chairman, DAMAC Properties

Imagine yourself 20 years from now, waking up to the sound of the ocean waves and the island breeze with millions of dirhams in your bank account. All because of a decision you made while you were young, a decision to invest in real estate. This can be more than just a daydream; this can be your reality. Do something that your future self will thank you for. You’ll never be this young again so make the most out of it.READ MORE

What The Future Holds For Luxury Real Estate in Dubai

By Hussain Sajwani, Chairman, DAMAC Properties

Dubai is often referred to as the city of luxury. It’s an apt moniker for a city that is home to a multitude of astonishing attractions, incredible enough to be unheard of elsewhere. Over a mere five years or so, we have witnessed old definitions of luxury giving way to newer ones, READ MORE

Four Life-Business Lessons Worth Passing On To Our Children

By Hussain Sajwani, Chairman, DAMAC Properties

As I was driving back home on a Thursday night, mulling over the events of the past week, I took a pause and thought of how our lives are filled with countless personal and business encounters, decisions and actions that spawn valuable lessons. READ MORE