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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 2018

Trump sons attend Damac family wedding in Dubai

Amira Sajwani, daughter of Damac founder and owner Hussain Sajwani, is the real estate group's chief financial officer

Damac, which owns and operates the only Trump branded Golf resort in the Middle East, has $2bn in cash, of which $350 is unrestricted to be used for any suitable purpose. Antonie Robertson / The National
Damac, which owns and operates the only Trump branded Golf resort in the Middle East, has $2bn in cash, of which $350 is unrestricted to be used for any suitable purpose. Antonie Robertson / The National

The US president’s sons Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump flew into Dubai on Thursday to attend the wedding of their business partner’s daughter.

The wedding of the daughter of the real estate developer Hussain Sajwani – founder and owner of Damac Group, was also attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, deputy ruler of Dubai, and other royal family members and dignitaries.

Amira Sajwani is Damac's chief financial officer.

Mr Sajwani and the US president have a long history of business partnerships in Dubai. Mr Trump praised their partnership on a number of occasions, including a New Year’s Eve toast he made in December 2016 at his Mar-a-Lago club.

"Hussain, and the whole family from Dubai, the most beautiful people from Dubai are here tonight and they're seeing it and they love it," he said at the time.

Members of the Sajwani family also posted photos from the wedding.

Eric’s wife Lara Trump also posted a picture of herself (right) from the women’s wedding party on Thursday.

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The Trump sons launched the new Trump International Golf Club at the US$6 billion Damac Hills project in February last year after taking over the Trump Organisation from their father.

A second course, the Trump International Golf Course designed by Tiger Woods is under construction in at Damac’s Akoya Oxygen scheme.

Damac had sought to extend their partnership with Trump, thought the US president turned down a reported Dh7.3bn worth of deals due to a conflict of interest while he was a sitting president.

“I was offered $2bn to do a deal in Dubai ... a number of deals. And I turned it down,” Mr Trump said in January 2017.

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