The DFM General Index closed 1.58% higher to reach 1,558.54 points. Bargain hunters lifted Emaar Properties to Dhs3.15 (gaining 2.61%). Air Arabia dipped 0.14%, finishing at Dhs0.70. Union Properties (up 4.49% at Dhs0.419) and Arabtec Construction (3.85% higher at Dhs1.35) also lifted the market. Around 201m shares valued at Dhs221.73m changed hands. Twenty-four stocks gained and three stocks lost.