Hussan Al Nowais was born in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. He has been the chairman of ALNOWAIS Investments since 1980. ALNOWAIS Investments is a private regional holding company with interests in construction, hospitality, real estate, engineering, healthcare, and communications. He is also the chairman for SENAAT and on the Board of Trustees for Khalifa University. He resides in Abu Dhabi with his wife, two sons and daughter.