Hussain al Nowais was schooled in Qatar after leaving the hardships of Abu Dhabi. Together with his family, Hussain al Nowais moved back to Abu Dhabi after His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan took over power. During this time, other families also returned to Abu Dhabi.
Hussain al Nowais was able to complete his high school education in Abu Dhabi. After this, he went to the US to study Business Administration. On completion of his studies in the US, Hussain al Nowais joined the family business. The family business of Hussain al Nowais’ family started as a trading organization.
He played a key role in the functions of the business especially in the improvement of manufacturing and the distribution of the family trading company goods. He was an agent of companies before he started partnering with them. The supply of electrical equipment to one of the government departments was one of his big opportunities.
Hussain al Nowais started acquiring failing companies with the skills he acquired as a businessman. Under his management the failing companies were able to make a profit and grow. Through restructuring the food businesses that he acquired, they started making profits. Hussain al Nowais chose to acquire food businesses and turn them around because he saw that the industry was recession-proof.
His method of turning failing businesses around included putting in place a qualified management team as well as the infrastructure of a business. Through improved IT systems, the businesses became successful. Hard work and new ideas also contributed to the success the failing businesses.
The businesses that they took over required a lot of commitment and dedication and they were able to do this to turn them around. As time went by, Hussain al Nowais established a manufacturing food company which had many employees. His contribution to the UAE are his proposals to improve business practices in investment opportunities when trading.
Hussain al Nowais enjoys growing companies because he likes the challenge of turning failing companies around. Through working in the UAE, he interacts with different nationalities this gives him a better appreciation of the cultures that are around. He likes to spend time with his family when he has spare time.
There is a huge library in his house because Hussain al Nowais likes to read a lot. He enjoys traveling when he has the time to do it. What Hussain al Nowais would like to pass on to his children is that they should always keep growin in what they do.