Al Mazaya Holding reveals 631% increase in profits

Results down to increased occupancy rates and strong rental yields

Sky Gardens towers in Dubai's International Financial Centre district.
Sky Gardens towers in Dubai's International Financial Centre district.

Al Mazaya Holding Group profits for the first half of 2014 were AED40.3mn, an increase of 631% on the corresponding period a year previously.

The improved results were attributed to increased occupancy rates in recently completed Al Mazaya Holding residential developments, and strong rental yields.

Revenue generated through rents during the first half increased from AED23.4m in 2013 to AED32.5m in 2014, a rise of 39%.

Occupancy levels in the company's Gulf residential developments, which include the Sky Gardens towers in Dubai's International Financial Centre district and the Al Mazaya Towers in Kuwait, were between 80 and 100%.

The sale of completed residential and commercial developments, such as The Villa and Q-Point projects in Dubai and the Mazaya Business Avenue in Kuwait, boosted group revenues by AED82m.

Total company assets at the end of the first half of 2014 stood at AED2,949.6mn, compared to AED2,868.9mn a year previously.

Al Mazaya Group CEO Eng. Ibrahim Al Saq'abi said: "We have enjoyed a good start to 2014, marked by strong demand for residential and commercial premises.

"Al Mazaya does not compromise on quality, and today we see there is healthy appetite in the market for developments that are built to last and to offer comfort and luxury affordably.

"The Gulf economies have emerged from the downturn caused by the global financial crisis and today we see opportunities for developers prepared to invest in their markets to achieve excellence.

"In the first half of 2014, we have made considerable progress in expanding our operations, launching Mazaya Turkey in order to focus on opportunities presented by the buoyant Turkish residential sector.

"We look forward to the second half of the year and to continued strong financial performance, in line with our long-term strategic planning."

The financial results were presented at a meeting of the Al Mazaya Holding Group board, chaired by Rashid Al Nafisi, chairman of the board of directors. 

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