Hussain al Nowais, the Emirates Holdings managing director and chairman, enjoys taking challenges, such as making dying companies live and soar high in the world of business. There might be a lot of questions in your mind regarding the ways on how this UAE Businessman bloomed in this kind of business.
According to Hussain al Nowais, he was born in the time when life was so hard, which made him push his limits.
In an interview, Hussain al Nowais shared that he has experienced the hardships of their parents back then. And truly time will come that you will reap what you saw, especially that they are now more than capable to sustain themselves due to hard work.
He shared that back in the 1950s, drinking purified drinking water is already a kind of luxury while having an air conditioner for a room is just unthinkable. Abu Dhabi looked like a village with no citizens, as Hussain al Nowais described it before. He also mentioned that his family once lives in the area of Corniche, wherein Al Husn was the town’s centre.
Since the education in Abu Dhabi before was not that high, Al Nowais traveled to Qatar to be able to get into a school.This did not only happen to him but to many people before, considering as a norm.
Many families, which included the family of Al Nowais, decided to come back to Abu Dhabi when Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became the president. When they came back, their family was blessed after Al Nowai’s grandfather became a foodstuff and material trader instead of remaining from his past job as a pearl merchant. The business was good, making their family have a trade organisation.
Al Nowais went to the U.S. to study after he got his high school diploma from a school in Abu Dhabi.
He finished a business administration degree in the United States of America and then practices it right away in the UAE, wherein his heart and soul were filled with optimism and bright ideas. It was no surprise that when Al Nowais was 22 years old, he was already one famous and successful person who can communicate well to foreign businessmen all over the world.
Along with his dedication, intelligence, luck, and commitment, he was able to evolve their family business into a well-known contracting, trading, distributing, and manufacturing company, which is not limited in UAE. He even remembered how he made everything possible by starting from scratch.
One of the biggest events in his career that made their business grew more and more was when he was able to have a contract for a certain government department in supplying electrical equipment.
He earned his success through acquiring skills and knowledge and continuously improving them along the way.
Al Nowais was even clever enough to think that it is good to have a food business when the Gulf War began. He even bought dying businesses and restructured them, making them reach the pick again.
Even up to this very day, he is still showing everyone in the whole wide world how possible it is to succeed for such a long time.