Hussain Sajwani-DAMAC Foundation pledges AED 3 million to the Arab Hope Makers Initiative

Tue, 25 Feb, 2020

The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation, a joint venture between DAMAC Properties and its Chairman, Hussain Sajwani, has pledged AED 3 million to the Arab Hope Makers initiative, which was held at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai. On behalf of his foundation, Hussain Sajwani, who attended the grand finale of the Arab Hope Makers 2020, pledged his contribution for the initiative’s Humanitarian Cause of the Year - the construction of the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre in Egypt. 

Once complete, the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre, which is the vision of one of the world’s most respected cardiac surgeons, Dr. Magdi Yacoub, will provide free-of-charge cardiac care and open-heart surgeries to underprivileged families in the region. The new facility will serve 80,000 patients annually and conduct 12,000 surgeries, of which 70 per cent will target children. 

Speaking at the event, Hussain Sajwani, Founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties, said, “I am honoured to be part of the “Hope Makers” initiative endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  It is an honour to be able to support the construction of Dr. Magdi Yacoub’s healthcare centre in Cairo, which will help thousands of Arab children and adults suffering from heart diseases. DAMAC Properties and I take great pride in playing an active role in the community in which we serve. We believe that the Private sector must contribute to humanitarian causes to support the sustainable development of the region.” 

The Arab Hope Makers initiative was launched in 2017, by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to honour individuals, teams or entities who work towards making a positive difference in society without seeking personal gain. 

The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation has been actively working towards causes that improve the quality of life and community structures in the Arab world. In 2017, the foundation sponsored the One Million Arab Coders imitative, which provides free programming training for one million young Arabs across the region. The programme has over 700,000 registered students being trained and empowered with the essential future skills required for the labour market by learning the language of the future; coding.

About DAMAC 

DAMAC Properties has been at the forefront of the Middle East’s luxury real estate market since 2002 – bringing luxury living experiences to residents from all over the world. Making its mark at the highest end of stylish living, DAMAC Properties has cemented its place as the leading luxury developer in the region, offering iconic design and the utmost quality. The company’s footprint now extends across the Middle East with projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman and the United Kingdom.

As of 30th September 2019, DAMAC Properties has delivered over 27,400 units with a development portfolio of over 35,000 units at various stages of progress and planning. With vision and momentum, DAMAC Properties is building the next generation of Middle East luxury living.  Visit us at 

About Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation

The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation is a joint philanthropic initiative between the DAMAC Group and its Chairman, Hussain Sajwani. The Foundation focuses on learning and skills development opportunities to catalyse gainful social and economic participation. The Foundation’s initiatives empower communities within the Arab world towards a sustainable future.

The Foundation is committed to advancing education and learning as its primary objective. It assesses gaps in learning, and unmet vocational skill needs within communities. Then, it targets these gaps with initiatives that can improve economic circumstances, promote employment and create uplift. The Foundation is the main sponsor of the Dubai Future Foundation’s ‘One Million Arab Coders’ initiative – an integrated educational programme that aims to empower one million Arabs with the ability to code.