Nakheel – Dubai-based master developer behind attractions such as the Palm Jumeirah – recently announced a net profit of AED3.86 billion for the first nine months of 2018.
The net profit for the same period last year was AED4 billion.
Year-to-date property handovers total 588 units, the company said, adding that while residential development remains its core business, the focus on expanding its hospitality, retail and leasing divisions continues.
Annual revenue from these sectors is now AED2.6 billion – almost 40 per cent of the total – and continues to grow as new projects are delivered.
Nakheel is also currently working on two new residential projects – Dragon Towers and Jumeirah Park Homes.
Both are for sale, adding a significant number of units to its development pipeline, which will be reflected in future profit figures as the projects are delivered.
The AED713 million Dragon Towers broke ground last month and is due for completion in 2021, while construction of 147 four-bedroom homes with private pools at the high-end Jumeirah Park community is also underway.