Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties on Sunday reported a 12 percent rise in net profits for the first six months of 2015 due to high revenues from its shopping malls and hotels.
Increased revenues from its retail and hospitality businesses helped bring first half net profits to $600 million (545 million euros), the property giant said in a press release.
Emaar -- best known for building the world's highest tower Burj Khalifa -- saw overall revenues increase by 13 percent in the first half of the year, it said.
For the second quarter, the company reported a 16 percent rise in net profits.
In 2014, Emaar -- which also owns one of the world's largest shopping centres, the Dubai Mall -- recorded a net annual profit of $897 million, compared to $699 million in 2013.