Emaar Malls net profit 23 percent higher
Emaar Malls achieved FY2014 revenue of AED 2.708 billion ($737 million), which is 13 percent higher than the FY2013 revenue of AED 2.395 billion ($652 million). Revenue from The Dubai Mall accounted for about 82 percent of the total at AED 2.225 billion ($606 million), an increase of 12 percent compared to FY2013.
Our shopping mall assets created sustained positive economic impact by attracting international retail investments.
Mohamed Alabbar, chairman
Emaar Malls has a total GLA of about 6 million sq ft and recorded a GLA occupancy rate of 95 percent for FY2014.
Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Malls and Emaar Properties, said: "The strong revenue growth recorded by Emaar Malls, highlights Dubai's clear emergence as the world's premier shopping and leisure destination. The positive growth reflects the successful strategy outlined by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to establish the city as a global hub and year-round destination for business, tourism and fashion.
"In addition to contributing about 5 percent of Dubai's GDP through retail sales at The Dubai Mall, our shopping mall assets created sustained positive economic impact by attracting international retail investments, creating thousands of new jobs and supporting the city's hospitality and aviation sectors. We will continue to focus on delivering innovative retail and leisure experiences to our visitors, adding consistent value to our shareholders."
Underlining the success of its IPO and listing with orders for its IPO of over AED 172 billion ($46.8 billion), Emaar Malls won the ICAEW Middle East Accountancy & Finance Excellence Award in the ‘Corporate Finance Deal of the Year' category in 2014. ■