The UAE financial markets on Wednesday posted gains of more than AED10.billion in market cap driven by upbeat sentiments at the realty, banking and telecom sectors and cash inflows by institutions and individuals alike.

Abu Dhabi index (FTFADGI) rose 0.566 percent to 9,717.380 pts, with conglomerate International Holding Company (IHC.AD), traded as ASMAK, closing high at AED 350, after AED374 million of liquidity and NBAD edging 0.779 % higher to AED18.400.

Dubai General Index (DFMGI) slid 0.406% percent to 3,382.310 pts with blue-chip developer Emaar closing at AED6.010. Among other stocks, the Emirates NBD and Mashreq Bank increased 1.92 percent, and 1.270 percent to AED13.250 and AED80.00 respectively.