NAKHEEL REPORTS 17% RISE IN 2017 NET PROFITS
Dubai-based developer, Nakheel, announced a net profit of AED5.67BN for 2017, up 14% as compared to 2016. The company also generated a net profit of AED1.67BN in Q4 2017, an increase of 58% on the same period in 2016.
The 2017 results highlight the stability and maturity of Dubai’s real estate sector and remect the robust business and economic approach adopted under the leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum 6ice 0resident and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Nakheel handed over 1 land-and-built form units in 2017, taking the total number of handovers since 2010 to 12,700, while the retail, hospitality, and leasing businesses all continued to perform well.
Nakheel chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah, said: “2017 was another good year for Nakheel. The company met its business and lnancial targets for the year and continued to support the local economy by awarding construction contracts worth almost AED8BN in 2017. We remain ever thankful to – and inspired by – our leader, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who has placed his trust in Nakheel to play its part in delivering Dubai’s vision.”
The 2017 results remect Nakheel’s progress over the past few years in diversifying its business in creating revenue-generating assets. At the end of the year, Nakheel had
ha of retail space in operation that led to increased annual revenue from the retail business – a key focus for Nakheel – which is expected to generate signilcant incremental revenue in subseQuent years.
Nakheel’s hospitality business also registered an impressive increase in revenue over 201 , remecting the robust performance of the two properties that were fully operational in 2017. With tourism in Dubai continuing to grow, Nakheel is further expanding its footprint in this sector, bringing new hotel concepts and new international partners to provide a diverse range of offerings for tourists and residents in Dubai, the UAE, and the Middle East.
Nakheel’s residential leasing sector business too contributed positively in 2017. The company remains committed to providing Quality leasing accommodation, with plans to increase its number of units for lease in subsequent years.
Lootah continued: “Nakheel has an impressive portfolio of projects under development which will further reinforce our position as an established, worldleading developer.”