After a strong start which lifted the DFM almost one percent higher the DFM General Index lost steam during the last hour of trading and closed a quarter percent higher at 1,556.71 points. The sheikhdom's and UAE's largest bank Emirates NBD gained the most, surging 2.19% to Dhs4.20. Emaar Properties added 0.97%, closing at Dhs3.12. Investors booked profits at Tamweel (down 0.53% at Dhs0.94) and Ekttitab (off 2.10% at Dhs0.373). Some 81m shares valued at Dhs91.61m changed hands. Over the week, the DFM dipped 0.86%.