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The ADX General Index added like the Dubai Market 0.20%, and closed at 2,499.66 points. Real estate bellwether Aldar Properties surged 0.90% to reach Dhs1.11. Earlier in the day Aldar announced that Six Construct has been awarded the main construction contract for Yas Mall. "Scheduled for completion in Q4 2013, Yas Mall will feature 235,000m2 of retail trading area housing a hypermarket, concept stores, high street and high-end fashion outlets, a multiplex cinema and family entertainment centre as well as many of the world's leading retail, restaurant and leisure brands," Aldar says in a statement. Market bellwether Etisalat closed flat at Dhs10.20. Nine shares gained, 10 declined and nine closed even.