Nakheel 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, says a statement, 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% of the total – and continues to grow as new projects get delivered.
In October, Nakheel announced two new residential projects – Dragon Towers and Jumeirah Park Homes – for sale, adding a significant number of units to its development pipeline.
The AED713 million Dragon Towers broke ground in October 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 due to begin in early 2019.
So far this year, Nakheel has announced contracts worth AED7 billion for a diverse range of infrastructure, residential, retail and hospitality projects, including Deira Mall, Nad Al Sheba Mall, the main bridge connecting Deira Islands and mainland Dubai, the RIU and Centara joint venture resorts at Deira Islands, PALM360, and the newly launched Dragon Towers.